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Cancer Protocols: A New Approach to Predicting Treatment Outcomes

Research by the Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Yardena Samuels shows that heterogeneity in melanoma tumors prevents effective immune responses
13-Sep-2019 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Firework Memories

Prof. Rafael Malach’s lab has revealed a neuronal mechanism central to free recall. Working with people hospitalized with epilepsy who had implanted electrodes, the team recorded, for the first time, “hippocampal ripples” – synchronized...
16-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Gut Microbes May Affect the Course of ALS

Profs. Eran Elinav and Eran Segal at the Weizmann Institute of Science have isolated a molecule that may be under-produced in the guts of ALS patients
23-Jul-2019 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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First Impressions Go a Long Way in the Immune System

When immune cells and bacteria meet, the outcome is decided fairly quickly – including whether the bacteria will lie dormant, as in diseases like tuberculosis. Now, Weizmann Institute scientists have developed an algorithm that predicts how the...
23-Jul-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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TOOKAD®, Invented at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Gains European Approval for Prostate Cancer

The early-stage prostate cancer treatment, approved for use in 31 European countries, is now being marketed in Germany, Italy, Israel, and Mexico
30-Apr-2019 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Same Microbe, Different Effect

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Eran Segal and colleagues developed an algorithm that is helping sort through variations in gut microbes. The group found that the same microbes occur across diverse populations, yet can behave in different ways. Even...
28-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Breathe in Before Answering: Cognitive Function Tied to Inhalation

Prof. Noam Sobel's team at the Weizmann Institute of Science has shown that we do better on tests when we inhale at the same time we’re presented with a problem. The findings shed light on the evolution of the brain, and may lead to ways of...
21-Mar-2019 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Can an Antifreeze Protein Also Promote Ice Formation?

Antifreeze proteins occur in nature; in fact, that’s how life survives in cold environments. However, at extremely cold temperatures, the same proteins do the opposite and promote ice formation. Now, thanks to a device invented by the Weizmann...
18-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to 3,800 scientists, students, technicians, and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials, and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.

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