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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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Bacteria in Cancer Cells May Help or Hinder Treatment

Weizmann Institute scientists show that bacteria live inside all cancer cells, from brain to breast to bone, and that each type of cancer has its own type of bacteria. Understanding this relationship could help predict treatment effectiveness or...
2-Jun-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Paying the Price of Protection

A new Weizmann Institute model of autoimmune disease may solve some major outstanding riddles, including what causes T cells to attack and why only certain organs get the diseases
19-May-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Trident Team Reaches NASA's Discovery Program Finals

Two Weizmann Institute scientists are on a team selected as a finalist for a mission to Triton, Neptune’s largest moon. The duo designed a super-accurate clock that will help them study Triton’s atmosphere - and even search for life. The...
14-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Weizmann Institute Scientists Develop “Sniff Test” That Predicts Recovery of Consciousness in Brain-Injured Patients

In another example of the power of the sense of smell, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr. Anat Arzi, and colleagues have developed a “sniff test” that can help diagnose degree of brain injury in patients in a vegetative state. The test also predicted –...
30-Apr-2020 5:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Self-Assembling Ribosome Could Lead to Novel Vaccines

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv has demonstrated the self-synthesis and self-assembly of a ribosomal subunit on the surface of a chip. The breakthrough could lead to novel types of vaccines, including for antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or...
20-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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