science

July 13, 2021

Disease Signs Are in the Matrix

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Research shows that changes to the extracellular matrix could point to the future development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The morbidity rate of inflammatory...

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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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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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March 24, 2020

Two Steps Ahead of the Coronavirus

A method of predicting the coronavirus spread, pioneered and developed by Weizmann Institute scientists, may enable the authorities to focus efforts on areas where an outbreak is anticipated – and...

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 WEIZMANN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, ISRAEL

Applications are now open for talented, science-oriented, Australian high school graduates of 2019 to participate in the 2020 International Summer Science Institute (ISSI), at the Weizmann Institute of Science in…

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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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Teachers taught art of genomic visualisation

Making the invisible, visible and teaching Australian high-school teachers innovative ways to educate students about cellular genomics, was the focus of a unique, four-day Weizmann-Garvan collaborative education program held on…

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January 10, 2019

‘Frustration’ Key to Cell Migration

When a group must work by consensus but each member has its own direction, the result can be frustration and inaction. But sometimes, the frustration can give way to a new...

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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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January 26, 2018

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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January 23, 2017

Viruses Caught Talking to Each Other

Viruses may be stealthy invaders, but a study reported in Nature from the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals a new, chatty side of some: For the first time, viruses have...

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January 13, 2017

Bats Remember Directions

Navigating to a destination, whether you are a human or a bat, requires a complex set of calculations and interactions among brain cells. Weizmann Institute of Science researchers working with...

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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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