Latest Weizmann News

29 July 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Recalculating the Route: The Ant Version

Humans cooperate to move heavy objects – whether they are lifting stones for the building of a pyramid or just moving the fridge. The only other creature known to cooperate...

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29 July 2018 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann-Garvan Partnership Gets $1M Boost

As reported recently in Australian Jewish News by Shane Desianik The potential to uncover cures and personalised treatments for cancer through advancements in genomic medicine was significantly boosted earlier this...

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9 June 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann researchers participate in the most sensitive search for dark matter to date

Dr Ran Budnik and his team in the Weizmann Institute of Science have joined 165 researchers from 27 research institutes around the world working on the XENON1T experiment. This experiment...

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9 June 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Body Knows Best: A Natural Healing Mechanism for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Findings from the Weizmann Institute of Medical Research suggest that boosting signals in certain cells and not in others might help treat colon cancer. Treating inflammatory diseases of the bowel...

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18 April 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

“Lord of the Rings” Protein Jump-Starts Nerve Repair

When the body needs to repair nerve injury, the machinery is already in place. Hidden within nerve cells is a ‘one-ring-to-rule-them-all’ kind of trigger: a molecular machine that can ramp...

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18 April 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A Rulebook for Living Cells

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science and recently published in Nature Communications has delved into the process by which small sequences of RNA – microRNAs – regulate the long...

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30 March 2018 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia

Weizmann Partner – Garvan – has new leader appointed

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s key Australian partner – The Garvan Institute of Medical Research – has appointed leading immunology scientist, Professor Chris Goodnow FAA FRS, as its next Executive...

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28 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Food Waste: The Biggest Loss Could be What You Choose to Put in Your Mouth

A new analysis from the Weizmann Institute of Science and partners suggests hundreds of millions more could eat from the same resources if we switched to plant-based diets. About a...

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21 March 2018 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

High school graduate scholarship applications now open for 2018 International Summer Science Institute

Just think of this: you are in a lab working on developing a strategy against cancer that will trigger the body’s early detection of tumours; studying surfaces using scanning tunnelling...

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9 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Unveiling the Depths of Jupiter’s Winds

Three papers published in Nature and broadly reported in the media, answer a question that scientists have been asking ever since Galileo first observed the famous stripes of Jupiter: Are the colorful...

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7 March 2018 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

ANU student wins second Weizmann summer school scholarship

It was just under two years ago that ANU student, Matt Goh, was awarded the Trawalla Foundation-Weizmann Australia Scholarship to attend the 2016 Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science...

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2 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Genetics or Lifestyle: What Is It That Shapes our Microbiome?

The question of nature vs nurture extends to our microbiome – the personal complement of mostly-friendly bacteria we carry around with us and a new study brings more hope for improving...

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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 Israel

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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