Latest Weizmann News

20 February 2018 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

‘Brain on a Chip’ Reveals How the Brain Folds

Being born with a ‘tabula rasa’ – a clean slate – for the brain is something of a curse. Our brains are already wrinkled like walnuts by the time we...

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26 January 2018 | Weizmann in Australia

Bacterial Immune Systems Take the Stage

A systematic study by the Weizmann Institute of Science, uncovering multiple new and unusual bacterial immune defence mechanisms which could pave the way toward new biotech tools, has just been...

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12 January 2018 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Mapping the social landscape

New Weizmann research in bats and published in Science has identified ‘social place cells’ in the brain that respond to the locations of others in the spatial environment, revealing a sub-population...

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28 December 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann impresses at first visit

Weizmann Australia’s newest board member, Mr Bernard Stang, had his first Weizmann Campus experience when he attended the International Board Meeting in November. Mr Stang is a leading Australian businessman...

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15 December 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Malaria Tricks the Immune System

Global efforts to eradicate malaria are dependent on scientists’ ability to outsmart the malaria parasite and a new study suggests a possible defence in the battle against this disease. Plasmodium...

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8 December 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Uncovering Varied Pathways to Agriculture

Around 15,000 years ago, the Natufian culture appeared in what is today’s Middle East. This culture, which straddled the border between nomadic and settled lifestyles, had diverse, complex origins –...

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29 November 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Autism and the Smell of Fear

Autism typically involves the inability to read social cues, often associated with visual difficulty in interpreting facial expression. New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science, reported this week in...

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20 November 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

The science of joints and cartilage

The joint pain associated with osteoarthritis is a big medical problem, with 250 million sufferers worldwide. But according to Professor Jacob Klein of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Department of...

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3 November 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Immune cells’ new role in preventing obesity

In the 1880s, Russian zoologist EIie Metchnikoff invented the term macrophage – meaning ‘big eater’ – for a certain type of white blood cell, due to the way it devours...

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20 October 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Crashing Neutron Stars Observed for the First Time

An international research team, including physicists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has for the first time succeeded in observing a merger of two colliding neutron stars. The merger was...

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20 October 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Spare Parts Might “Jump-Start” Protein Design

The idea of proteins that can be designed on computers for specific functions has been a cutting-edge concept that has stubbornly remained ‘in the future’ however new research at the...

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24 September 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Genomic Recycling: Ancestral Genes Take On New Roles

We often hear about the multitude of genes we have in common with chimps, birds or other living creatures, but such comparisons are sometimes misleading. The shared percentage usually refers...

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24 September 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Altitude training for cancer-fighting cells

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science published in Cell Reports and recently reported in The Times of Israel, indicates that oxygen starvation could toughen up immune T cells for cancer immunotherapy....

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15 September 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Bacteria hinder chemotherapy: antibiotics can help

There is another reason why chemotherapy sometimes does not work: bacteria. In a study published in Science, researchers found that certain bacteria can be found inside human pancreatic tumours, with...

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29 August 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

Weizmann International Summer Science Institute Australian graduates return – fully inspired!

For the month of July, three fortunate high school graduates attended the annual Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in Israel, one of which was thanks to...

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10 August 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann named sixth in the world in Nature Index of Innovation and first outside the US

The Nature Index of Innovation 2017, which points industry to institutions providing ideas behind inventions, has placed the Weizmann Institute of Science in sixth place in an international ranking of...

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5 August 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

The driving force of “curiosity and passion”

She was born into poverty yet Professor Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, became one of four women to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the first...

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4 August 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Two great research institutes join forces – Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics officially opened

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, and Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, have now officially opened the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics – where the genetic makeup of...

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

P53 gene expands its reach

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have found a whole new role for one of the most famous proteins in cancer research – p53. If any gene has a...

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3 August 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Recurring Leukaemia cells there from the start

Analysing cancer stem cell populations in first-time patients enabled researchers to predict who was most likely to suffer a relapse. For some cancers, remission does not last long: The cancer...

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