Research in Focus

March 12, 2012

Up in a Cloud for Processing Computer Data

A declining amount of today’s computing is done on desktop computers; cloud computing, in which operations are carried out on a network of shared, remote servers, is expected to rise...

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December 28, 2011

Vaccine Could Halt Autoimmune Diseases Such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s

A simple vaccine could stop the onset of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s, say scientists. The potential treatment has proved successful in animal studies and it is hoped...

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September 26, 2011

The Hedonic Nose: Pleasure May Organise Your Sense of Smell

The nose has long been viewed as a disorganized sensory organ, its odor receptors strewn about with very little rhyme or reason. A study in Nature Neuroscience, published online September 25,...

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September 13, 2011

An Immune System Trained to Kill Cancer

A year ago, when chemotherapy stopped working against his leukemia, William Ludwig signed up to be the first patient treated in a bold experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr....

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July 26, 2011

Early Diagnosis Possible for Autism

Weak synchronization in toddler brains may be a biological marker for autism.  The finding, by Weizmann Institute scientists, could lead to the development of tools for early diagnosis. The biological...

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May 25, 2011

Eight Hours of Resistance

Why do cancer cells easily give in to the temptation to divide? Temptations to exceed the speed limit are always plentiful, but only reckless drivers give in to such impulses....

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May 25, 2011

Listening with One Atom

Weizmann Institute scientists set a new record for measuring magnetic vibrations using the spin of a single atom: 100 times more accurate than the previous record The lab, though it...

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July 27, 2010

New Invention at the Weizmann Institute Enables Severely Disabled to Communicate and Steer a Wheelchair by Sniffing

A unique device based on sniffing – inhaling and exhaling through the nose – might enable numerous disabled people to navigate wheelchairs or communicate with their loved ones. Sniffing technology...

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June 23, 2010

Snakes on the Brain

Researchers now can say what would happen in Samuel L. Jackson’s brain if he really were to confront snakes on a plane. In a terrifying sequel to that movie scenario, researchers convinced...

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May 24, 2010

Weizmann’s Supernova Find May Shed Light on Some Universal Mysteries

By Judy Siegel Until now, scientists have been able to identify only two basic types of exploding stars known as supernovae. Now Weizmann Institute of Science astrophysicists and colleagues abroad...

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