Latest Weizmann News

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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15 April 2020 | Weizmann in Australia

Weizmann Coronavirus Response Fund – You Can Help

The Weizmann Institute of Science has set up the Weizmann Coronavirus Response Fund which aims to raise approximately $25 million for the urgent dissemination of support to its scientists working...

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6 April 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Self-Monitoring Sense of Smell May Help Detect Coronavirus – online tool developed

Weizmann Institute scientists, in collaboration with the Edith Wolfson Medical Center, have developed SmellTracker – an online platform that enables self-monitoring of an individual’s sense of smell – for the...

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1 April 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Intermittent Lockdown a way to restart the economy

Weizmann Institute scientists have presented  a mathematical model that presents a coronavirus exit strategy and a way to restart the economy after the crisis. Think of dieting. You can fast...

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1 April 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Numerical data sometimes reveal facts that are otherwise concealed within the rushing flow of information from an overwhelming number of sources. Professor Ron Milo and research student Yinon Bar-On of the Weizmann...

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26 March 2020 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Coronavirus video series

The Weizmann Institute of Medical Research and Weizmann Australia have produced online presntation and information videos, plus others about Weizmann what science they are doing with regard to Coronovirus and...

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24 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Two Steps Ahead of the Coronavirus

A method of predicting the coronavirus spread, pioneered and developed by Weizmann Institute scientists, may enable the authorities to focus efforts on areas where an outbreak is anticipated – and...

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17 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

The Weizmann Institute of Science is exploring ways to assist with coronavirus testing

In light of the severe constraints in performing a sufficient amount of coronavirus tests in Israel, the Weizmann Institute of Science decided to contribute significantly to the national mission and...

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7 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Neurons repeat lessons, even when we’re distracted

A diligent student might stay in the classroom during recess to go over the recently learned material instead of playing in the schoolyard. However, new research at the Weizmann Institute...

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2 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Austism and viral infections in pregnancy: are they linked?

A study in mice by the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests how an acute inflammatory immune response in pregnancy may be tied to autism spectrum disorders. Despite extensive research, scientists...

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27 February 2020 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 WEIZMANN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, ISRAEL

Applications are now open for talented, science-oriented, Australian high school graduates of 2019 to participate in the 2020 International Summer Science Institute (ISSI), at the Weizmann Institute of Science in...

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