research

April 18, 2021

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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March 19, 2021

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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January 28, 2021

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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January 28, 2021

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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October 30, 2020

Surprising Players in Acute Liver Failure Point to Potential Treatment

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have found that gut microbes and host cells jointly contribute to the progression of acute liver failure – a mostly incurable disease – yet also...

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August 3, 2020

Pregnant Women’s viral Immune Response could Affect Foetal Brain Cells

A new study in mice at the Weizmann Institute of Science show that the mother’s natural anti-viral proteins disrupted the development of neural circuits in the foetus. Findings emerging from...

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March 26, 2020

Coronavirus Video Series

The Weizmann Institute of Medical Research and Weizmann Australia have produced online presntation and information videos, plus others about Weizmann what science they are doing with regard to Coronovirus and...

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May 22, 2019

The ‘Hippo Pathway’ Keeps Cancer at Bay

A cancer research project conducted recently at the Weizmann Institute of Science evokes an unusual image: hippos. The research is not about the weighty, mud-basking mammals, but about the ‘Hippo...

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October 7, 2018

The Giving Tree of Life

A new tool developed by Weizmann Institute of Science researchers for mapping cells reveals how complex regulatory systems evolved to help diverse cell types cooperate. The first multi-celled organisms began...

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Australian students attend Weizmann Summer School 2018

During July, two high school science graduates – Dominic Agius, now at Sydney University, and Milan Leonard, now at the Australian National University – attended the month long, annual Weizmann…

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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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March 9, 2018

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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June 12, 2017

Bread and Health: A Personal Matter

Bread occupies a unique place in our diet: it accounts for about one-tenth of the calories many people in the West consume and up to 40% of the caloric consumption...

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March 8, 2017

Fish Research Reveals a Genetic Basis to Social Behaviour

Small aquarium fish that fail to swim toward schools of fish on the side of their tanks are yielding clues to human conduct. New research in the laboratory of Professor...

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December 10, 2016

Mixing the Perfect Cocktail

Drug cocktails, such as those to treat cancer, like the alcoholic versions served at your local bar, are best when the proper ingredients are mixed in the right proportions. And...

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November 30, 2016

New Research May Help Future Dieters Keep the Weight Off

Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding – an all-too-common phenomenon termed ‘recurrent’ or ‘yo-yo’ obesity. Worse still, the vast majority of recurrently obese...

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October 24, 2016

Upping Oxygen Levels Could Reduce Jet Lag

New Weizmann Institute of Science research just published in Cell Metabolism and reported in the Times of Israel plus other media, has found that changes in surrounding oxygen levels can reset...

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September 26, 2016

“The ability to transform failures into a learning process is important”

On 14 September 2016 The Korean Economic Daily  e-mail interviewed Professor Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science. This was in commemoration of Global HR Forum, held in...

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Summer school an ‘incredible opportunity’ say students

Recently  we announced that ANU students Cherry Zheng and Matthew Goh had won the Trawalla Foundation–Weizmann Australia scholarship to attend the 2016 Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI)…

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August 19, 2016

Mutated P53 Can Turn Against Cancer – New Findings

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science on mutations of the protein p53 – which when itself is a tumour suppressor, but when mutated aids cancer growth – indicates...

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