Latest Weizmann News

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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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

It’s a molecular secret message

A molecular invisible ink is now available. Called a molecular-scale messaging sensor (m-SMS), this is part of a secure, chemically based system designed to transmit and reveal secret messages. Created by...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Not knowing you’re learning

At some point in our lives we have all had to consciously use our brains to learn at school, university and work – dreaming of how great it would be...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Stressing material exchange

How does stress, which can cause our bodies to divert resources from non-essential functions, affect the basic exchange of materials that underlie our everyday life? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers...

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10 May 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann born prostate cancer therapy in advanced trials

A new prostate cancer drug called Tookad®, which is currently approved in Mexico for early–stage treatment, is now undergoing advanced trials in Israel and Europe, with European approval hoped for...

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12 April 2016 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann and Garvan expertise unite in new research centre

Two world-class research facilities – the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia – will unite to establish a new centre based in Sydney. The...

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6 April 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Third cancer drug to use Weizmann patent

A new drug recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat a specific type of lung cancer, is the third cancer drug on the market that uses...

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

New Research confirms anxiety affects perception

Anxiety effects a person’s perception, so they see the world and respond to stimuli differently, new Weizmann Institute of Science research reveals. Recently in the news, the scientific study was...

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

Weizmann scientist at core of breakthrough blood cancer therapy

The breakthrough cancer therapy, currently making headlines for a United States study of leukaemia patients, has its origins at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Using genetically modified T-cells from...

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2 February 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Not losing weight? It’s probably not the diet

Your weight loss diet may be failing, not because you are doing something wrong, but because your body’s metabolism is not responding as anticipated. Finally the evidence is here, revealed...

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