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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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A Century-Old Model for the Origin of Life Gets Significant Substantiation

In 1924, Russian biochemist Alexander Oparin claimed that life developed through chemical changes of organic molecules. The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Doron Lancet has now made discoveries about lipids that support Oparin’s ideas. Lancet’s...
26-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Combined Approach Offers Hope to Lung Cancer Patients Who Become Resistant to Drugs

Drug resistance is an all-too-common occurrence in cancer treatment. Now, working with physicians at Chaim Sheba Medical Center, the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Prof. Yossi Yarden has identified a three-drug combo that fends off drug...
26-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Weizmann Scientists Find That the Biggest Source of Food Waste Could Be What We Eat

A new analysis indicates that if the land used to support animal-based diets were instead used for food crops, it would add enough food to feed a further 350 million people – more than the entire population of the U.S.
27-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Unveiling the Depths of Jupiter’s Winds

Part of NASA’s historic Juno mission to Jupiter, the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Yohai Kaspi and colleagues have revealed that the depth of Jupiter’s winds is far greater than expected.
8-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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