Latest Weizmann News

2 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Friends collaborate to de-code superbugs in Weizmann-Monash research partnership

Eight years ago he was a postdoctoral student of Nobel Laureate, Professor Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, spending three years in Israel studying.  Now Dr Matthew Belousoff...

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31 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

The immune system’s role in the developing brain – new study

We usually think of the immune system as the body’s police force, vigilantly patrolling for invading pathogens and toxins to destroy—but a new study published in Nature Communications from Professor Orly...

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8 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Fish research reveals a genetic basis to social behaviour

Small aquarium fish that fail to swim toward schools of fish on the side of their tanks are yielding clues to human conduct. New research in the laboratory of Professor...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Nerve research sheds light on degenerative disease

At times we all lose our nerve. But certain nerve losses, crucial during early nervous system development, may later play a role in diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A career in cancer research recognised by Israel’s highest honour

Professor Yosef Yarden, a member of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Biological Regulation, has been awarded the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Sciences. The Prize, which is the country’s highest...

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3 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

High cholesterol is good news – in plants

People might eat greens to lower their cholesterol levels, but contrary to common belief, most plants are not cholesterol-free. Reported recently in Nature Plants, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of...

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19 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New gene analysis adds to understanding of liver function

If you get up in the morning feeling energetic and clearheaded, you can thank your liver for manufacturing glucose before breakfast time. Among a host of other vital functions, it...

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17 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New mechanism found to regulate chronic stress

In addition to the classic stress response in our bodies – an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes – our bodies appear to have a separate mechanism...

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15 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Solar energy on track for hydrogen fuel production

Israeli and Dutch researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and Eindhoven University of Technology have succeeded in almost fully suppressing the production of hydrogen peroxide – a major obstacle...

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2 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A rusty green early ocean?

Though they may seem rock solid, the ancient sedimentary rocks called iron formations – the world’s chief economic source of iron ore – were once dissolved in seawater. How did...

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30 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Malaria prevention – stabilising proteins could help

Despite decades of malaria research, the disease still afflicts hundreds of millions and kills around half a million people each year – most being children in tropical regions. Part of...

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27 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

White blood cells’ secrets uncovered

One of the living body’s mysteries is the movement of cells – not just in the blood, but through cellular and other barriers. New research in the Weizmann Institute of...

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23 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Viruses caught talking to each other

Viruses may be stealthy invaders, but a study reported in Nature from the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals a new, chatty side of some: For the first time, viruses have...

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13 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Bats remember directions

Navigating to a destination, whether you are a human or a bat, requires a complex set of calculations and interactions among brain cells. Weizmann Institute of Science researchers working with...

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11 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Moon formation challenged

The formation of the Moon has remained something of a puzzle. A leading theory proposes a cataclysmic impact involving a Mars-sized object and a young Earth. But there are some...

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5 December 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Why the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ is keeping scientists up at night

Imagine a living room that switches off the lights when everybody’s gone to bed. A clothes iron that, if left on in an empty house, sends a message to your...

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30 November 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New research may help future dieters keep the weight off

Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding – an all-too-common phenomenon termed ‘recurrent’ or ‘yo-yo’ obesity. Worse still, the vast majority of recurrently obese...

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24 October 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Upping oxygen levels could reduce jet lag

New Weizmann Institute of Science research just published in Cell Metabolism and reported in the Times of Israel plus other media, has found that changes in surrounding oxygen levels can reset...

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28 September 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New method – CoChIP- is deciphering ‘epigenic tags’ that determine cellular fate

Weizmann Institute scientists have developed a new method for deciphering ‘epigenetic tags’ which are coded instructions that determine cellular fate. Recently reported in Nature Biotechnology, the method is unlocking the secrets...

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26 September 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

“The ability to transform failures into a learning process is important”

On 14 September 2016 The Korean Economic Daily  e-mail interviewed Professor Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science. This was in commemoration of Global HR Forum, held in...

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