Latest Weizmann News

17 September 2020 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Bacteria Could Provide Us with the Next Antivirals

By tracking the evolution of what may be our oldest means of fighting off viral infection, a group at the Weizmann Institute of Science has uncovered a gold mine of...

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16 September 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Profiling COVID-19

A research team at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Israel Institute for Biological Research, in Ness Ziona, Israel, has a new approach to understanding the COVID-19 virus that may...

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9 September 2020 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Young at Heart: Restoring Cardiac Function with a Matrix Molecule

Pre-clinical studies at the Weizmann Institute of Research suggest a protein called Agrin could limit scarring and promote natural repair mechanisms after a heart attack. Heart disease is the number...

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17 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Targeting a Chronic Pain Gateway Could Bring Relief

A new approach to chronic pain treatment developed by the Weizmann Institute of Science targets a molecule that moves pain messages into nerve cell nuclei. Something like a quarter of...

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12 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

New Method Sees into more Cells than ever before

A new technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science may help answer outstanding questions about the immune system, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and more. Invading cells’ private space – prying into...

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3 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Pregnant Women’s viral Immune Response could Affect Foetal Brain Cells

A new study in mice at the Weizmann Institute of Science show that the mother’s natural anti-viral proteins disrupted the development of neural circuits in the foetus. Findings emerging from...

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3 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services to Collaborate

Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services, recently signed a memorandum of understanding on a collaborative biomedical research initiative. The ‘Schneider-Weizmann Center for Research...

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22 July 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

A New Approach to Tailoring Cancer Therapy: Tapping into Signalling Activities in Cancer Cells

Choosing the right drug for each cancer patient is key to successful treatment, but currently physicians have few reliable pointers to guide them in designing treatment protocols. Researchers at the...

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22 July 2020 | Weizmann in the News

Artificial Cells Produce Parts of Viruses for Safe Studies

A group at the Weizmann Institute of Science has demonstrated the production of protein assembly lines on a silicon chip. Scientists searching for better diagnostic tests, drugs or vaccines against...

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15 July 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

What the Fish Heart Knows

When the heart recovers from injury, the blood flowing through its vessels is essential. But lymph – the colourless fluid that circulates in a parallel network – and the lymphatic...

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14 July 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Which Came First? Amino acids or proteins?

What did the very first proteins that appeared on Earth around 3.7 billion years ago look like? Now an experiment in recreating primordial proteins solves a long-standing riddle. Professor Dan...

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29 June 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Scientists’ ice findings could help measure earth’s magnetic history

Among other things, the history of our planet has been written in the periodic reversal of its magnetic poles. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now proposed a...

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17 June 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

What Does the ‘Love Hormone’ Do? It’s Complicated

A new Weizmann Institute of Science study of mice in a semi-natural setting shows how the hormone oxytocin can amplify aggression as well as friendliness. During the pandemic lockdown, as...

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17 June 2020 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann PhD brings science to visual life in Australia

Science can be complex and often hard to ‘see’.  But a scientific animator’s skill can change that by bringing it all to life, not just for the scientist but the...

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8 June 2020 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

The Garvan Institute and the Weizmann Institute of Science’s inaugural live webinar – you’re invited

The public are invited to an exclusive one hour webinar featuring two intriguing speakers from different perspectives of the COVID-19 crisis: Olfaction at the epicentre of COVID-19 Professor Noam Sobel...

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30 May 2020 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Virtually Visit the Weizmann Institute of Science

A new video series from the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Levinson Visitor’s Center is being produced where Weizmann Institute scientists and employees speak of their favorite spots and hidden gems...

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23 May 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Paying the Price of Protection

Is the wanton killing of cells in autoimmune disease a case of mistaken identity, or does it arise from an important physiological service? The first is the commonly accepted view...

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16 May 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

NASA’s Next Destination? The hope is Neptune as Trident Team reaches Discovery Program Finals

In 2026 a super accurate clock planned by the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Israeli Space Agency (ISA) and an Israeli company, Accubeat – named The Trident Team – could...

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2 May 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

‘Sniff Test’ Predicts Recovery of Consciousness in Brain-Injured Patients  

If an unconscious person responds to smell through a slight change in their nasal airflow pattern – they are likely to regain consciousness. This is the conclusion of a new...

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25 April 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

The Self-Synthesising Ribosome: A cellular factory on a chip

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have produced a cellular factory-on-a-chip which could be used to design, produce and test drugs against antibiotic resistant bacteria. The ribosome is a...

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