Latest Weizmann News

12 November 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science bestows honourary PhDs

The Weizmann Institute of Science bestowed honorary PhDs upon seven individuals on Monday, 8 November, in recognition of their career and personal achievements, in a ceremony broadcast as part of...

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12 November 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE RECEIVES $50 MILLION (USD) FROM THE AZRIELI FOUNDATION TO HELP HUMANITY UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF THE BRAIN

The Weizmann Institute of Science recently announced a lead philanthropic donation of $US50 million from the Azrieli Foundation, to enable catalytic brain research with the establishment of The Azrieli Institute...

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9 November 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

The Weizmann Institute of Science Ranked Eighth in the World for Scientific Performance

The Weizmann Institute of Science maintains its status as one of the world’s top research institutions and was recently ranked eighth globally for research quality in a weighted (proportional) ranking published...

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29 October 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Measured in Depth for the First Time

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is up there with the rings of Saturn and the blue marble of Earth for solar system icon status. In a study published this week in Science,...

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21 October 2021 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Joins Giant Magellan Telescope, a Top Priority for Science Worldwide

The GMTO Corporation has welcomed the Weizmann Institute of Science into its international consortium of distinguished universities and research institutions building the Giant Magellan Telescope. The new partnership reinforces that...

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16 October 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Making Cancer Immunotherapy More Accessible

Immunotherapy has sparked new hope for people with cancer, but for it to work, the patient’s immune system must be able to ‘see’ the tumour. There are ways of enhancing...

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9 October 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Cells and the City

Tracing the evolution of protein maintenance in cellular ‘boroughs’, students of the Weizmann Institute’s Professor Dan Tawfik’s have now published their study following his untimely death. When we contemplate the...

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26 September 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

When Particle Physics and Artificial Intelligence Collide

A new research pilot by Weizmann Institute scientists uses artificial intelligence to unravel the mysteries of colliding particles “Our work is similar to inspecting the remains of a plane crash...

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10 September 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Rediscovering the nucleus

A novel imaging method reveals a surprising arrangement of DNA in the cell’s nucleus as reported by the Weizmann Institute of Science. If you open a biology textbook and run...

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23 August 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Putting a Super Cork on the Coronavirus

A new therapeutic approach developed by Weizmann Institute scientists could spell new hope in the battle against COVID-19. Even though vaccines may be steering the world toward a post-pandemic normal,...

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14 August 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

When the Brain’s GPS Goes Off the Grid

In a new study just published in Nature, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, unveiled for the first time how three-dimensional...

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10 August 2021 | Weizmann in Australia

Weizmann Summer school Alumni success!

An emerging science star and 2019 Weizmann Institute Summer School Alumnus  recently had her prolific talent recognised, being awarded both the Charles Allen Seymor Hawker Scholarship of $60,000 over three...

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10 August 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

‘Emotional COVID-19’: How the Global Pandemic Affected the Mental Well-Being of Israelis

During the six weeks between the end of the first COVID-19 outbreak in Israel and the beginning of the second one (late April to early June of 2020), researchers at...

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21 July 2021 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Jupiter’s Super Polar Cyclones are Here to Stay

Weizmann Institute scientists have revealed how gigantic cyclones remain stable at both of Jupiter’s poles.  Until recently, before NASA’s Juno space probe entered its orbit around the planet Jupiter, no...

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13 July 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Disease Signs Are in the Matrix

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Research shows that changes to the extracellular matrix could point to the future development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The morbidity rate of inflammatory...

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7 July 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Introducing new Weizmann scientists 2020-2021

The Weizmann Institute of Science has produced a new brochure introducing its newest scientists and what they will be focusing on during 2020-2021. Weizmann’s President, Professor Alon Chen commences the...

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27 June 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

An unusual Way to Die

New research that reveals the details of an alternative cell death may lead to new therapies for a variety of diseases. Unlikely causes of death, like lightning, may strike out...

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15 June 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Following the Footsteps of Humankind out of Africa

A study recently published in PNAS looks at an important chapter in our anthropological evolution and suggests that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals were far from strangers. The Boker Tachtit archaeological...

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30 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Right Off the Bat: Navigation in Extra-Large Spaces

New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that bats navigating in an innovative extra-large experimental setup reveals an unknown neuronal code. The brain is often likened to...

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23 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

A Natural Food Supplement May Relieve Anxiety

A natural food supplement reduces anxiety in mice, according to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study. The plant-derived substance, beta-sitosterol, was found to produce this effect both on its...

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