Latest Weizmann News

20 June 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Stress in the womb raises risk for compulsive eating

While the symptoms of binge-eating disorder usually first appear in adolescence, a new study shows that the seeds of the disorder may be sown in the womb as a result...

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14 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

2017 Summer School scholarships awarded

This year, three high school graduates have been selected to attend the Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in Israel, which takes place over the month of...

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12 June 2017 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Cells that rejuvenate the brain

A newly discovered immune cell type by Weizmann scientists may lead to a future treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease manifested by various neuronal pathological processes...

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12 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

Bread and health: A personal matter

Bread occupies a unique place in our diet: it accounts for about one-tenth of the calories many people in the West consume and up to 40% of the caloric consumption...

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7 June 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Young at heart: Restoring cardiac function with a matrix molecule

  Heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, yet the few available treatments are still mostly unsuccessful once the heart tissue has suffered damage. Mammalian hearts are actually...

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2 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Friends collaborate to de-code superbugs in Weizmann-Monash research partnership

Eight years ago he was a postdoctoral student of Nobel Laureate, Professor Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, spending three years in Israel studying.  Now Dr Matthew Belousoff...

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31 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

The immune system’s role in the developing brain – new study

We usually think of the immune system as the body’s police force, vigilantly patrolling for invading pathogens and toxins to destroy—but a new study published in Nature Communications from Professor Orly...

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15 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

MalaCards and GeneHancer Open New Directions in Medical Research

Weizmann Institute scientists have developed two new databases aimed at advancing personalised medicine. These databases, which combine biological and biomedical information with the use of computational technologies, were created by...

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7 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

6,500 Genes Expressed Differently in Men and Women

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have found that genes mostly active in one sex or the other, may play a crucial role in our evolution and health, uncovering...

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29 April 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

Building dialog through science – new website

Building Dialog through Science, or BDS, (http://israelbds.org/) is the name of a new website from the Weizmann Institute of Science that features the many and varied scientific studies that rely...

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8 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Fish research reveals a genetic basis to social behaviour

Small aquarium fish that fail to swim toward schools of fish on the side of their tanks are yielding clues to human conduct. New research in the laboratory of Professor...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Nerve research sheds light on degenerative disease

At times we all lose our nerve. But certain nerve losses, crucial during early nervous system development, may later play a role in diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A career in cancer research recognised by Israel’s highest honour

Professor Yosef Yarden, a member of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Biological Regulation, has been awarded the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Sciences. The Prize, which is the country’s highest...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2017 International Summer School scholarship now open

Imagine this:  you are developing a strategy against cancer that will trigger the body’s early detection of tumours, or studying surfaces using scanning tunnelling microscopy, or learning about the behaviour...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

The Garvan-Weizmann Partnership

The above  image – a representation of RNA, the functional unit of the genome – was designed by Dr Kate Patterson (visual science communicator, Garvan Institute). It started with a...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Cold, excited molecules change shape

The motion of an object after being hit depends to a large extent on its shape: A round ball will spin very differently from an elongated baton. Spinning molecules also...

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3 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

High cholesterol is good news – in plants

People might eat greens to lower their cholesterol levels, but contrary to common belief, most plants are not cholesterol-free. Reported recently in Nature Plants, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of...

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19 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New gene analysis adds to understanding of liver function

If you get up in the morning feeling energetic and clearheaded, you can thank your liver for manufacturing glucose before breakfast time. Among a host of other vital functions, it...

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