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Bacterial Immune Systems Take the Stage

The Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Rotem Sorek has conducted a systematic study that uncovered multiple new and unusual bacterial immune defense mechanisms which could pave the way toward new biotech tools
26-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Making Larvae Count

The larvae of the fish that live in coral reefs look alike, making it difficult for marine biologists to study reef populations. Now, Weizmann's Prof. Rotem Sorek found a way to “barcode” 80% of fish species known to visit the reefs in a Red Sea...
18-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Uncovering Varied Pathways to Agriculture

Weizmann Institute and colleagues at the University of Copenhagen identify new dates for a 15,000-year-old site in Jordan, challenging some prevailing assumptions about the beginnings of permanent settlements
6-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Autism and the Smell of Fear

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Noam Sobel has found that persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and neurotypical persons reacted differently to the "smell of fear" and "calm sweat" - in fact, they reacted in opposite ways.
27-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Using Spare Parts Might “Jump-Start” Protein Design

Weizmann Institute scientists find that including “non-ideal” components in the design may be key to functional artificial proteins
26-Sep-2017 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genomic Recycling: Ancestral Genes Take On New Roles

Dr. Igor Ulitsky has found that ancient genes that lost their ability to make proteins were “recycled,” surviving across millennia – and species – by evolving to produce a type of RNA that regulates major biological processes. His findings...
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Laser-Free Method of Ion Cooling Has Range of Potential Uses

Prof. Daniel Zajfman's universal ion trap cools to a tenth of a degree above absolute zero. The new method does not depend on the type or the weight of the ion and, thus, might be used to investigate the properties of large biological molecules or...
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


How Bacteria Hinder Chemotherapy

Dr. Ravid Straussman and colleagues have discovered that bacteria not only live in pancreatic cancer, but are able to render a chemo drug ineffective. Fortunately, it appears that taking antibiotics allows the chemo to work again.
20-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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