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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

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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 Immune System’s Fountain of Youth

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Valery Krizhanovsky and Dr. Yossi Ovadya have found a way to get the body to clear out senescent cells, which are involved in a number of age-related diseases. Treated mice showed improved blood and activity tests,...
2-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Weizmann Institute of Science Establishes the Dr. Barry Sherman Institute for Medicinal Chemistry

The new Sherman Institute will advance basic research on novel therapies for a range of disorders, including autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and infectious diseases, as well as cancer.
11-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Discovery of New Neural Mechanism Underlying Anxiety Points to Possible Treatments

Controlling the mechanism, found by the lab of Weizmann Institute scientist Prof. Mike Fainzilber, may lead to better therapies for anxiety
11-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Technology for Profiling Myeloma Cells

Weizmann Institute scientists Profs. Ido Amit and Amos Tanay, working with hemato-oncologists, have created a new way to profile myeloma tumor cells. The machine-learning-based technique will allow earlier and better diagnosis of the cancer,...
11-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Looking in Cellular Trash Cans, Finding Protein Treasures

A Weizmann Institute team develops a novel technology for profiling protein turnover and degradation, offering new insight into diagnosis and the molecular basis of autoimmunity, cancer, neurodegeneration, and other disorders
24-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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