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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


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


Lunar Landing Site Revealed

Beresheet, Israel's first lunar landing craft, is heading towards that rocky outpost. Weizmann Institute scientist Prof. Oded Aharonson and Brown University's Prof. Jim Hood have now identified the best site for the craft to land in order to study...
18-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Revealing the Gut’s B-Cell Training Program May Point to New Means of Developing Oral Vaccines

Currently, very few vaccines can be administered orally. Using a novel imaging method that captures all of the immune cells’ niches within an organ, Weizmann Institute scientists investigated the training process for the cells involved in...
5-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Israel’s First Moon Mission Will Conduct Scientific Measurements

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Oded Aharonson, who is head of the SpaceIL international science team, has designed a project to measure and examine the Moon's magnetic field. The moon landing will make Israel the fourth country to reach the rocky...
13-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Plants Blink: Proceeding with Caution in Sunlight

Weizmann Institute scientists Profs. Avihai Danon and Uri Alon find that, like an eye’s adjustment to sudden changes in light, plants have sensitive mechanisms to protect their leaves from rapid changes in radiation
22-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


More Advanced Brains, More Challenges

Weizmann Institute scientists have found that, like sophisticated equipment prone to breaking down, our highly advanced brains are more likely to have problems, including depression, autism, and ADHD.
22-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Cassini's "Grand Finale" Reveals that Saturn’s Atmosphere is Deep, Its Rings Young

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers took part in the last phase of the 20-year mission - and their work revealed some surprising attributes of Saturn
18-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST 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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