Latest Weizmann News

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

Weizmann part of earth-like planet discovery

A Weizmann Institute of Science researcher is a part of the team that discovered a planet with an Earth-like mass orbiting in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbour,...

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19 August 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Mutated P53 can turn against cancer – new findings

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science on mutations of the protein p53 – which when itself is a tumour suppressor, but when mutated aids cancer growth – indicates...

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22 July 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Stress-coping mechanism could help us make friends

Weizmann Institute scientists have revealed how a molecule in the mouse brain can regulate social behaviour. Reported in Nature Neuroscience, the research suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in...

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7 July 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Our eyes are on Jupiter

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s Dr Yohai Kaspi is part of the Juno Science team that hopes to answer some burning questions about the largest planet in the Solar System. As...

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7 July 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Viral infection in pregnancy linked to autism and schizophrenia risk

New research in mice from the Weizmann Institute of Science may help explain how viral infection in pregnancy raises the risk of autism and schizophrenia in the child. Recently published...

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1 July 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Bacteria makes fuel from CO2

Weizmann Institute of Science scientists have engineered bacteria that can create sugar from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Recently reported in Chem Europe the researchers posed the question: Is...

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23 June 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Visiting scientist agreement with Pfizer announced

The Weizmann Institute of Science and its commercial arm – Yeda Research and Development – has announced they have entered into a multi-year arrangement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer which will...

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