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Coronavirus by the Numbers

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Ron Milo and colleagues at Caltech and Berkeley used his biomass-analyzing techniques to sort the mass of coronavirus data, with interesting results. For example, they found that the coronavirus mutation accumulation...
2-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Intermittent Lockdown Save Us - and the Economy - From the Coronavirus?

Weizmann Institute scientists present a mathematical model for an exit strategy: how to restart the economy after the crisis
2-Apr-2020 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Self-Monitoring Your Sense of Smell May Help Detect Coronavirus

Reduced sense of smell is an early COVID-19 symptom for some. Weizmann Institute olfactory system expert Prof. Noam Sobel has developed SmellTracker, an online test for monitoring our own sense of smell. SmellTracker may help diagnose the virus...
2-Apr-2020 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Staying Two Steps Ahead of the Coronavirus

A method of predicting the coronavirus spread – pioneered and developed by Weizmann Institute scientists – may enable authorities to focus efforts on areas where an outbreak is anticipated and relieve measures taken in others. Several countries,...
23-Mar-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Weizmann Scientists Devise New Algorithm that Predicts Gestational Diabetes

Using machine learning to analyze data on nearly 600,000 pregnancies, researchers devised an algorithm that identified nine parameters – out of more than 2,000 analyzed – that can predict which women are at risk of gestational diabetes. The...
13-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Weizmann Scientists Create Decoy Molecule that Neutralizes Arenaviruses

Weizmann Institute scientists created a decoy molecule that successfully recruits the immune system to fight arenaviruses. It also appears to be heat-resistant and stable, meaning it could be delivered to the remote areas where these diseases are...
7-Jan-2020 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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: The Greenest Diet: Bacteria Switch to Eating Carbon Dioxide

Weizmann Institute scientists have converted bacteria to consume CO2 – basically, to live on air – instead of sugar. Such bacteria may contribute to new, carbon-efficient technologies, from food production to green fuels.
27-Nov-2019 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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For the First Time: A Method for Measuring Animal Personality

A study on mice, conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Alon Chen and colleagues, shows that animal research may need to take into account the connection between genes, behavior, and personality
6-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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