Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Summer School Graduate awarded Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford

Congratulations are due to Weizmann 2019 Bessie F. International Summer School Graduate, Sai Campbell, who was just awarded an Australia-at-Large Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford for the Territories….

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November 18, 2022

Weizmann Institute scientists reveal how viruses outwit cellular immune systems

We are used to thinking of the immune system as a separate entity, almost a distinct organ, but the truth is much more complicated. Breakthroughs in recent years – some...

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March 23, 2022

Israel Joins the Quantum Computing Club

Building a working quantum computer is such a daunting venture that many believe it is only for tech giants and superpowers, something on a scale beyond Israel’s reach. However, Professor...

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Weizmann Joins Giant Magellan Telescope, a Top Priority for Science Worldwide

The GMTO Corporation has welcomed the Weizmann Institute of Science into its international consortium of distinguished universities and research institutions building the Giant Magellan Telescope. The new partnership reinforces that…

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Weizmann Summer school Alumni success!

An emerging science star and 2019 Weizmann Institute Summer School Alumnus recently had her prolific talent recognised, being awarded both the Charles Allen Seymor Hawker Scholarship of $60,000 over three…

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May 8, 2021

GORKY Protein Turns Bitter Tomatoes Sweet

A new database developed in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute of Science is helping to reveal tomato riddles and may facilitate the breeding of delicious, disease-resistant tomatoes. Wild tomatoes that...

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July 15, 2020

What the Fish Heart Knows

When the heart recovers from injury, the blood flowing through its vessels is essential. But lymph – the colourless fluid that circulates in a parallel network – and the lymphatic...

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June 29, 2020

Scientists’ Ice Findings Could Help Measure Earth’s Magnetic History

Among other things, the history of our planet has been written in the periodic reversal of its magnetic poles. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now proposed a...

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April 25, 2020

The Self-Synthesising Ribosome: A Cellular Factory on a Chip

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have produced a cellular factory-on-a-chip which could be used to design, produce and test drugs against antibiotic resistant bacteria. The ribosome is a...

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March 2, 2020

Austism and Viral Infections in Pregnancy: Are They Linked?

A study in mice by the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests how an acute inflammatory immune response in pregnancy may be tied to autism spectrum disorders. Despite extensive research, scientists...

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November 10, 2019

Left-handed Women have Excellent Smell Despite Lacking Olfactory Bulbs

Is a pair of brain structures called the olfactory bulbs, which are said to encode our sense of smell, really essential? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers has  shown that some...

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January 19, 2019

Saturn’s Atmosphere Proves Deep, Its Rings Young

As Cassini – one of the more successful planetary missions, orbiting and returning information on Saturn and its moons – reached its final act, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers took...

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Transforming Medicine

The Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics has only been open for 16 months, but statistics from the Australian-Israeli medical research joint venture show it is already a hive of activity….

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November 17, 2018

Designing Better Proteins 

A computational method for designing dramatically more efficient versions of enzymes, being developed at the Weizmann Institute of Research, may lead to new avenues of drug design and new treatments...

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October 23, 2018

Looking in Cellular Trash Cans for Answers

A novel technology developed by the Weizmann Institute of Science for profiling protein turnover and degradation is offering new insight into diagnosis and understanding the molecular basis of autoimmunity, cancer,...

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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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February 20, 2018

‘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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