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The Weizmann Institute of Science and Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in the UAE to Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence Research

The two institutions have signed an MoU to collaborate on advancing AI, including through exchange programs, conferences and seminars, sharing of computing resources, and establishment of a joint virtual AI institute. The partnership is enabled by...
14-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Profiling the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Weizmann Institute of Science and the Israel Institute for Biological Research took a new approach to fighting COVID: tracing the contacts between the virus’s genetic material and the cells’ protein-producing machinery. This could lead to...
9-Sep-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Weizmann Institute Scientists Find that Targeting a Chronic Pain Gateway Could Bring Relief

A study led by Prof. Mike Fainzilber identifies a potential new approach to treating chronic pain: targeting an importin molecule that moves pain messages into nerve cell nuclei. The team can now “conduct screens for new and better drug molecules...
26-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Internal Differences: A New Method for Seeing Into Cells

Prof. Ido Amit and his team’s INs-seq technology allows them to see inside tens of thousands of individual cells, at once, in unprecedented detail. The group has already used the method to identify a new subset of cancer-supporting immune cells...
26-Aug-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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A New Approach to Tailoring Cancer Therapy: Tapping Into Signaling Activities in Cancer Cells

The Weizmann Institute’s Dr. Ravid Straussman and colleagues developed a method that utilizes cellular signaling to determine the best treatment for a given tumor. The method can help tailor treatments and identify new drug-development targets. In...
16-Jul-2020 5:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Magnetic History of Ice

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Oded Aharonson found that ancient ice holds magnetic particles. The finding could shed greater light on the Earth’s magnetic field reversals, supplement magnetic field data from rocks and sediment, and identify field...
30-Jun-2020 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Which Came First? An Experiment in Recreating Primordial Proteins Solves a Long-standing Riddle

How did the earliest proteins arise, given that the amino acids needed to make them are themselves produced by other proteins – enzymes? The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Dan Tawfik and colleagues recreated primordial proteins to find the answer.
30-Jun-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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What Does the “Love Hormone” Do? It’s Complicated

Weizmann Institute scientists and colleagues - including at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry - studied mice in a semi-natural setting and found that the hormone oxytocin can amplify aggression as well as friendliness.
15-Jun-2020 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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