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The Weizmann Institute of Science Establishes the Dr. Barry Sherman Institute for Medicinal Chemistry

The new Sherman Institute will advance basic research on novel therapies for a range of disorders, including autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and infectious diseases, as well as cancer.
11-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Discovery of New Neural Mechanism Underlying Anxiety Points to Possible Treatments

Controlling the mechanism, found by the lab of Weizmann Institute scientist Prof. Mike Fainzilber, may lead to better therapies for anxiety
11-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Technology for Profiling Myeloma Cells

Weizmann Institute scientists Profs. Ido Amit and Amos Tanay, working with hemato-oncologists, have created a new way to profile myeloma tumor cells. The machine-learning-based technique will allow earlier and better diagnosis of the cancer,...
11-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Looking in Cellular Trash Cans, Finding Protein Treasures

A Weizmann Institute team develops a novel technology for profiling protein turnover and degradation, offering new insight into diagnosis and the molecular basis of autoimmunity, cancer, neurodegeneration, and other disorders
24-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Toward an “Ultra-Personalized” Therapy for Melanoma

Prof. Yardena Samuels of the Weizmann Institute, working with a global team, has developed a way to target a patient's unique melanoma cells. The immunotherapy creates, in effect, a new drug for each person.
12-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

An Inside Look at Probiotics

Two Weizmann Institute scientists, Profs. Eran Elinav and Eran Segal, have revealed that our gut microbes' relationship with probiotics may not be as healthy as we think
6-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Light Exchange: Logic Gates Are a Step Toward Building Quantum Computers

The Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Barak Dayan has devised a logic gate that enables atoms and photons to securely exchange information.
4-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Switching Sides: The Betrayal of an Anti-Cancer Gene

Continuing his groundbreaking p53 studies, the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Prof. Moshe Oren has shown how cancer cells within the tumor microenvironment – in particular, within the fibroblasts – can “brainwash” the p53 gene into...
26-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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