Latest Weizmann News

17 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Liver Cells Give Away Their ‘Friends’ Locations

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered that by pairing liver cells in cell research makes it easier to find and the smaller ones, which are often hard...

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17 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Designing better proteins 

A computational method for designing dramatically more efficient versions of enzymes, being developed at the Weizmann Institute of Research, may lead to new avenues of drug design and new treatments...

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17 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Professor Alon Chen Elected Next President of the Weizmann Institute of Science

The Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, headed by Shimshon Harel, announced they have elected Professor Alon Chen to be the 11th President of the Weizmann Institute of Science....

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11 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

‘Undead’ cell migration highlights personalised cancer treatment

If the molecular machines in our cells were as noisy as their factory-sized counterparts, our bodies would be constantly humming. A cell’s demolition machines – enzymes called caspases that under...

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23 October 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

The Dark Side of the Bone

The discovery of stem cell light and darkness cycles may advance bone marrow transplantation according to new research. Bone marrow replenishes the blood daily with billions of short-lived mature cells,...

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23 October 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Looking in Cellular Trash Cans for Answers

A novel technology developed by the Weizmann Institute of Science for profiling protein turnover and degradation is offering new insight into diagnosis and understanding the molecular basis of autoimmunity, cancer,...

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7 October 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

The Giving Tree of Life

A new tool developed by Weizmann Institute of Science researchers for mapping cells reveals how complex regulatory systems evolved to help diverse cell types cooperate. The first multi-celled organisms began...

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29 September 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Ultra-Personalised Therapy for Melanoma on Horizon

The recovery rates in new immunotherapy treatments for melanoma have risen dramatically, in some cases to around 50%, but these could go higher. A new study led by researchers at...

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24 September 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

An Inside Look at Probiotics – one size does not fit all

Every day, millions of people take probiotics – preparations containing live bacteria that are meant to fortify their immune systems, prevent disease or repair the adverse effects of antibiotics.  But...

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5 September 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Opening the ‘quantum gates’ for future computing

The quantum computers of the future will be able to perform computations today’s computers cannot. These may likely include the ability to crack the encryption that is currently used for...

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31 August 2018 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia

An Interview with the Head of the Garvan-Weizmann Centre

One year ago, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, and the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, came together to form the Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, with a cornerstone physical centre in Darlinghurst,...

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23 August 2018 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Australian students attend Weizmann Summer School 2018

During July, two high school science graduates – Dominic Agius, now at Sydney University, and Milan Leonard, now at the Australian National University – attended the month long, annual Weizmann...

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19 August 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Disrupted Nitrogen Metabolism Might Spell Cancer

Nitrogen is a basic building block of all the body’s proteins, RNA and DNA, so cancerous tumors are greedy for this element. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in...

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5 August 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Combined Approach Offers Hope to Lung Cancer Patients Who Become Resistant to Drugs

New-generation lung cancer drugs have been effective in a large number of patients, but within about a year, the patients tend to develop resistance to the therapy. Researchers at the...

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5 August 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Semi-arid forests could reduce global warming

Although new trees are cropping up in many places around the globe in an effort to fight climate change, it has become apparent that not all types of forests are...

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29 July 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

‘Re-educating’ cancer cells could reverse malignancy

It doesn’t often happen that army generals switch sides in the middle of a war, but when cancer’s attack is underway, it may even cause a gene that acts as...

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29 July 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Recalculating the Route: The Ant Version

Humans cooperate to move heavy objects – whether they are lifting stones for the building of a pyramid or just moving the fridge. The only other creature known to cooperate...

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29 July 2018 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann-Garvan Partnership Gets $1M Boost

As reported recently in Australian Jewish News by Shane Desianik The potential to uncover cures and personalised treatments for cancer through advancements in genomic medicine was significantly boosted earlier this...

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9 June 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann researchers participate in the most sensitive search for dark matter to date

Dr Ran Budnik and his team in the Weizmann Institute of Science have joined 165 researchers from 27 research institutes around the world working on the XENON1T experiment. This experiment...

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9 June 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Body Knows Best: A Natural Healing Mechanism for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Findings from the Weizmann Institute of Medical Research suggest that boosting signals in certain cells and not in others might help treat colon cancer. Treating inflammatory diseases of the bowel...

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