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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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15 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Brain Research Gets a Boost from Mosquitos

Can a protein found in a mosquito lead to a better understanding of the workings of our own brains? Professor Ofer Yizhar and his team in the Weizmann Institute of...

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15 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

The Triple Threat of Coronavirus

Severe symptoms of COVID-19, leading often to death, are thought to result from the patient’s own acute immune response rather than from damage inflicted directly by the virus. Immense research efforts...

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8 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

GORKY Protein Turns Bitter Tomatoes Sweet

A new database developed in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute of Science is helping to reveal tomato riddles and may facilitate the breeding of delicious, disease-resistant tomatoes. Wild tomatoes that...

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24 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Slow Synchronisation Keeps Heart Cells Beating in Time

If you dance cheek-to-cheek with a partner, your rhythms soon synchronise, so you move smoothly across the floor. Heart cells that beat – cardiomyocytes – are the same. If you...

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18 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

An Essential Balancing Act: Neurons Adapt to Stay Steady

A new study of lab-grown neurons by the Weizmann Institute of Research reveals a new regulatory mechanism for keeping the On-Off switches in our brain in balance Our brain has...

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18 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

The Hunger Games: Uncovering the Secret of the Hunger Switch in the Brain

Being constantly hungry, no matter how much you eat – that’s the daily struggle of people with genetic defects in the brain’s appetite controls, and it often ends in severe...

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9 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

When the beads line up

Our body’s proteins are largely the same as those of apes and monkeys, and the similarities extend even to the less human-like creatures: We share roughly 90 percent of our...

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20 March 2021 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Mouse Embryos Grown Outside the Uterus

A new method is set to reveal the hidden first stages of embryonic development – from a tiny ball of cells to organ growth – this unique research is from...

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20 March 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Bacteria May Aid Anti-Cancer Immune Response

Cancer immunotherapy may get a boost from an unexpected direction: bacteria residing within tumour cells. In a new study published in Nature, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science and...

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19 March 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

How Bushfire Smoke Travelled Around the World

A new study has uncovered how some Australian fires produced a spreading stratospheric haze rivalling that of a volcanic eruption. It’s not just how hot the fires burn – it’s...

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14 March 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Killing Them Softly – With Proteasomes

A collaborative research effort at the Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed that deadly malaria parasites’ are a pre-invasion strategy for softening up red blood cells. Red blood cells are...

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28 February 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

How ‘Great’ Was the Great Oxygenation Event?

Around 2.5 billion years ago, our planet experienced what was possibly the greatest change in its history: According to the geological record, molecular oxygen suddenly went from non-existent to becoming...

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28 February 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science and MBZUAI establish joint AI Program

Following on from the memorandum of understanding signed by the Weizmann Institute of Science and the UAE’s Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) in September 2020, the two...

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28 February 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Uncovering the Anti-Myeloma Resistance Files

Multiple myeloma patients live much longer today than in the past, thanks to new targeted anti-myeloma drugs, but ultimately most develop resistance to the medications, and in some the disease...

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28 January 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Study could help develop new Antibacterial Therapies

Bacteria that cause life-threatening infections sometimes resort to the nastiest ploy of all: Stealing the human body’s defence weapons and exploiting them to their own advantage. Researchers at the Weizmann...

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28 January 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Research on stress reveals new cells and drug targets

Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, focused on uncovering the activities organs, tissues and cells responsible for our body’s stress response has revealed...

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9 January 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

A Brain Mechanism underlying ‘Vision’ in the blind revealed

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have observed slow spontaneous fluctuations in the brain’s visual centres preceding visual hallucinations in blind people. Some people lose their eyesight, but continue...

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