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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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An Exception to the Rule: An Intact Sense of Smell Without a Crucial Olfactory Brain Structure

Researchers in the lab of Prof. Noam Sobel at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveal that some left-handed women have excellent senses of smell, despite lacking olfactory bulbs
6-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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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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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