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July 8, 2024

The Constant Gardener Regulating Pain

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have discovered a protein that prunes nerve endings, regulating sensitivity to pain. The findings could help pave the way toward the development of new chronic...

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July 2, 2024

A Sweet New MRI Method ‘Lights Up’ Pancreatic Cancer

Altered glucose digested by cancer cells helps reveal tumours’ hiding places, new research at the Weizmann Insitute of Science shows. Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect, in part because the...

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June 10, 2024

When the Light Particle Saw the Light

A Weizmann Institute study of photons in quantum computing has made a surprising discovery: When photons collide, they create vortices. Vortices are a common physical phenomenon. You find them in...

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June 9, 2024

Mouths Wide Shut: How Cellular Cleaning Out Is Kept in Check

Weizmann Institute of Science Research has discovered that autophagic organelles actively restrict the size of their mouths – but what does that signify? Autophagy literally means ‘self-eating’ and is a...

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June 5, 2024

From Tip to Tail

Researchers from the University of Michigan and the Weizmann Institute of Science have developed the first-ever complete central nervous system on a chip, emulating that of a human embryo, from...

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May 10, 2024

AI Flexes Its Muscles

Life sciences have never been more digital. To learn more about life processes, biologists are collecting massive quantities of data that computer scientists analyse by means of sophisticated computational models...

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May 6, 2024

Beating the Plateau

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have established absolute chronology for Kingdom of Judah’s Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been inhabited continuously for thousands of years, serving as both a center of religious...

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February 27, 2024

Toward a Treatment for Huntington’s Disease

Weizmann Institute of Science scientists have discovered two small molecules that can cross the blood-brain barrier in mice, slowing and even reversing the effects of Huntington’s, which is incurable. The...

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February 15, 2024

There’s a New Hypothesis on Your Hypophysis

A new Weizmann Institute of Science study challenges an old dogma regarding the pituitary gland’s embryonic origins and may lead to new insights into growth hormone deficiency and other pituitary...

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January 10, 2024

Evolutionary Safety First

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have now called for a new kind of test to ensure evolutionary safety of future drugs. How many mutations do we need to improve our...

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December 22, 2023

Tears without Fears: Sniffing Women’s Tears Reduces Aggression in Men

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that exposure to tears activates human smell receptors and alters aggression-related circuits in the brain. All land mammals have tear glands...

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December 18, 2023

Why People with Diabetes Are More Prone to Respiratory Risk

A new study from the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals how high blood sugar makes lung infections worse and the findings may lead to a strategy for reversing this susceptibility....

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December 15, 2023

When Dryness Intrudes, Floods Ensue

New findings from the Weizmann Institute of Science may improve flood warnings for millions living on the Indian subcontinent. In 2018, in the Indian state of Kerala, more than 400...

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December 14, 2023

Unlocking a Secret Nerve Cell Regenerator

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals that a protein facilitating nerve cell repair in the peripheral nervous system might one day point to treatments for neurodegenerative diseases....

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December 4, 2023

Traces of Trauma in the Young Brain – and How to Erase Them

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have revealed in mice how exposure to trauma in infancy alters the brain; they show that early treatment to reverse these changes is vital for...

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December 4, 2023

Newly Discovered Autoimmune Disorder Disrupts Tooth Enamel Development

A new study lead by the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that celiac disease in children might be associated with sensitivity to a protein abundant in dairy products. The new...

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November 29, 2023

The Solar Forest

A new Weizmann Institute study shows that building solar farms in arid regions is a far more effective way to tackle the climate crisis than planting forests. A verdant forest...

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November 12, 2023

An open-access format for drug discovery is helping design medications against potential viral threats

An international crowd-sourced campaign to discover an anti-COVID-19 drug has created a blueprint for the accelerated, patent-free development of drugs to treat viral threats to humanity. The results of the...

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August 9, 2023

A Select Group: Study May Bring Improved Therapy to Preselected Lung Cancer Patients

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have identified a biomarker that may one day enable a subgroup of lung cancer patients to benefit from relapse-free treatment. Non-smokers who develop...

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August 3, 2023

Vive la Différence: Brain Cells of Males and Females Respond Differently to Chronic Stress

A new study in mice could pave the way to personalised therapy for depression, anxiety and other stress-related disorders known to produce different effects on men and women. Scientific excellence...

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