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August 26, 2022

Neurons Caught Rapidly Switching Gears

Even during routine tasks such as a daily stroll, our brain needs to shift gears, switching from navigating the city to jumping out of the way of a bike or...

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June 28, 2022

Curbing Candida: The Cells That Keep Fungal Infections at Bay

Of all the fungi that live in the human body, the most infamous is probably the yeast Candida. This distant cousin of baker’s yeast is notorious for causing various types...

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June 14, 2022

The Heat Is On: Weizmann Institute Scientists Uncover Traces of Fire Dating Back At Least 800,000 Years

They say that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and Weizmann Institute of Science researchers are working hard to investigate that claim, or at least elucidate what constitutes ‘smoke’. In an...

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June 1, 2022

Changing the Channel: Study Sheds New Light on a Promising Antidepressant

Ketamine, a well-known anaesthetic used in smaller doses as a party drug, was hailed as a “new hope for depression” in a Time magazine cover story in 2017. Two years...

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May 27, 2022

Harder Winters, Stronger Storms: New Data Reveals Climate Change Might Be More Rapid than Predicted

The Earth’s climate is changing faster than we expected. A new study led by the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals that storms in the Southern Hemisphere have already reached intensity...

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April 6, 2022

Getting Under the Skin of an Autoimmune Disorder

Supporting actors sometimes steal the show, and in a new study published this week in Cell, researchers, headed by Professor Ido Amit at the Weizmann Institute of Science, showed that...

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April 1, 2022

Mutations in Noncoding DNA Protect the Brain from ALS

Genetic mutations linked to a disease often spell bad news. Mutations in over 25 genes, for example, are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and they all increase the risk...

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March 24, 2022

Antibodies Fight Cancer Too

Immunotherapies for cancer rely on recruiting the patient’s immune system, but they still fall far short of tapping into the entire arsenal of the body’s natural defences. In fact, most...

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The Weizmann Institute Of Science Receives $50 Million (USD) From The Azrieli Foundation To Help Humanity Unlock The Mysteries Of The Brain

The Weizmann Institute of Science recently announced a lead philanthropic donation of $US50 million from the Azrieli Foundation, to enable catalytic brain research with the establishment of The Azrieli Institute…

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The Weizmann Institute of Science Ranked Eighth in the World for Scientific Performance

The Weizmann Institute of Science maintains its status as one of the world’s top research institutions and was recently ranked eighth globally for research quality in a weighted (proportional) ranking published…

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October 9, 2021

Cells and the City

Tracing the evolution of protein maintenance in cellular ‘boroughs’, students of the Weizmann Institute’s Professor Dan Tawfik’s have now published their study following his untimely death. When we contemplate the...

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September 10, 2021

Rediscovering the Nucleus

A novel imaging method reveals a surprising arrangement of DNA in the cell’s nucleus as reported by the Weizmann Institute of Science. If you open a biology textbook and run...

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August 23, 2021

Putting a Super Cork on the Coronavirus

A new therapeutic approach developed by Weizmann Institute scientists could spell new hope in the battle against COVID-19. Even though vaccines may be steering the world toward a post-pandemic normal,...

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August 10, 2021

‘Emotional COVID-19’: How the Global Pandemic Affected the Mental Well-Being of Israelis

During the six weeks between the end of the first COVID-19 outbreak in Israel and the beginning of the second one (late April to early June of 2020), researchers at...

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July 21, 2021

Jupiter’s Super Polar Cyclones are Here to Stay

Weizmann Institute scientists have revealed how gigantic cyclones remain stable at both of Jupiter’s poles.  Until recently, before NASA’s Juno space probe entered its orbit around the planet Jupiter, no...

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June 27, 2021

An Unusual Way to Die

New research that reveals the details of an alternative cell death may lead to new therapies for a variety of diseases. Unlikely causes of death, like lightning, may strike out...

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June 15, 2021

Following the Footsteps of Humankind out of Africa

A study recently published in PNAS looks at an important chapter in our anthropological evolution and suggests that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals were far from strangers. The Boker Tachtit archaeological...

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May 30, 2021

Right Off the Bat: Navigation in Extra-Large Spaces

New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that bats navigating in an innovative extra-large experimental setup reveals an unknown neuronal code. The brain is often likened to...

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May 23, 2021

A Natural Food Supplement May Relieve Anxiety

A natural food supplement reduces anxiety in mice, according to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study. The plant-derived substance, beta-sitosterol, was found to produce this effect both on its...

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May 15, 2021

Brain Research Gets a Boost from Mosquitos

Can a protein found in a mosquito lead to a better understanding of the workings of our own brains? Professor Ofer Yizhar and his team in the Weizmann Institute of...

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