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Getting under the skin of an autoimmune disorder

Weizmann researchers in collaboration with Hadassah and Rambam physicians present a new roadmap for exploring poorly understood diseases.

Getting under the skin of an autoimmune disorder

Expert: Increase in coefficient of infection can't be ignored

Prof. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute warns: Israel's immunity is weakening.

Expert: Increase in coefficient of infection can't be ignored

1% of haredi people over age 60 died of COVID

Prof. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute publishes data showing higher death rate among haredi, Arab sectors than among general population

1% of haredi people over age 60 died of COVID

Weizmann professor wins Israel Prize for life sciences

"Kimchi is one of the pioneers in deciphering the cellular death mechanism programmed in mammals."

Weizmann professor wins Israel Prize for life sciences

First time: Collision of neutron stars observed

International team of scientists, including Weizmann Institute physicists, make historic observation of super-dense stars' collision.

First time: Collision of neutron stars observed

The Israeli BDS website

Weizmann Institute unveils its Building Dialog through Science (BDS) website highlighting the dangers the BDS movement poses to science.

The Israeli BDS website

Israeli scientists crack code of the brain's inner compass

Researchers at Weizmann Institute discover brain cells responsible for sense of direction and navigation in bats - and possibly humans.

Israeli scientists crack code of the brain's inner compass

Israeli scientists discover why diets fail - and a solution

Weizmann Institute researchers investigated the phenomenon of post-diet weight gain, the"yo-yo effect" and discovered a possible cure.

Israeli scientists discover why diets fail - and a solution

Mice need friends too, study finds

New research on mice from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot indicates that stressful situations affect social relationships

Mice need friends too, study finds

Israeli device to take off for Jupiter

Weizmann Institute scientists plan to take part in international research launch to giant planet in 2022.

Israeli device to take off for Jupiter

Israeli researchers discover why diets don't work

Research in Israel shows effects of foods can be radically different from person to person, proving importance of microbiome.

Israeli researchers discover why diets don't work

Israeli Universities Hold First Rowing Race

Cambridge and Oxford may have a celebrated history of rowing, but now Tel Aviv University and Weizmann add their names to the pantheon.

Move Over England: Israeli Universities Hold First Rowing Race

Study: Beef Most Environmentally-Damaging Protein

Joint study between Yale University, Weizmann Institute reveals the full environmental footprint of beef consumption.

Study: Beef Most Environmentally-Damaging Protein

Nobel Winner: Weizmann Wouldn't Give Me Tenure

One of the winner's of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry said he left Israel because he couldn't get tenure at the Weizmann Institute

Nobel Winner: Weizmann Institute Wouldn't Give Me Tenureplayer

Breakthrough Reveals How Leukemia Cells Multiply

Weizmann Institute researchers discover that a “standoff” between mutated gene, healthy counterpart, keeps cancer cells alive.

Scientific Breakthrough Reveals How Leukemia Cells Multiply

12,000-Year-Old Find Reveals Ancient Burial Rites

Scientists: flowers may have been meant to ensure a pleasant passage from the world of the living.

12,000-Year-Old Discovery Reveals Ancient Burial Rites

Israeli Scientists Say Sleep Learning is Possible

A new study by Weizmann Institute scientists has proven it's possible to learn in your sleep.

Israeli Scientists Say Sleep Learning is Possible

Sci-Fi Comes Alive in New 'Temporal' Microscope

A “science-fiction-come-true” microscope has been invented at the Weizmann Institute, one that uses time and space to look at the brain.

Sci-Fi Comes Alive in New 'Temporal Focusing' Microscope

Israeli Scientists Try to Create 'Green' Car Fuel

Israeli scientists are working on creating “green” fuel for cars from greenhouse gas emissions.

Israeli Scientists Try to Create 'Green' Car Fuel

Juvenile Diabetes Drug Passes One Phase III

A new treatment for Type I (juvenile) diabetes has succeeded in one Phase III clinical trial. Recruitment has started for a second trial.

Juvenile Diabetes Drug Passes One Phase III Clinical Trial

New Role for 'Hormone of Love'

Weizmann Institute researchers have discovered a new role for oxytocin, the "hormone of love."

Israeli Scientists Find New Role for 'Hormone of Love'

Israelis Study Autism

Scientists at Israel's Weizmann Institute find a method that could lead to the development of tools for early diagnosis of Autism in childre

Israeli Research Could Lead to Breakthrough in Autism Diagnosis

Study: Pressure and Memory

New research at the Israeli Weizmann Institute finds that a bit of social pressure may be all that is needed to falsify memory.

Israeli Scientists Connect Social Pressure and False Memoriesplayer

Anti-Stress Proteins Discovered

Scientists have discovered that people who have a hard time turning off the stress response may be missing a special protein.

Israeli Scientists Discover Anti-Stress Proteins

Scientists Find Obesity Protein

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute have discovered a protein in the brain that contributes to obesity.

Israeli Scientists Discover Obesity Protein

Strawberry Genomes Forever

An international team including Weizmann researchers has produced the full genome of a wild strawberry plant, paving the way for tastier berries.

Strawberry Genomes Forever at Weizmann Institute

Cell's Shipping & Packing Dept.

A Weizmann Institute scientist is studying part of the human biological quality control system she calls “the cell’s shipping and packing dept.”

Israeli Researcher Studies Cell’s ‘Shipping and Packing Dept.’

Science, Coffee and Beer

What do science, espresso, and beer have to do with each other? Weizmann scientists and students have news for you.

Weizmann Scientists Bring Breakthoughs to Cafes, Pubs

Israeli Research Gets Top Marks

A magazine for science researchers has named two Israeli universities among the top ten best workplaces for scientific researchers in the world.

US Journal: Israel One of World's Top Spots for Science Research

Scientists Find New Supernova

Israeli scientists team up with colleagues worldwide, discover a third type of supernova.

Scientists Discover a New Type of Supernova

Israel to Study Brain with Japan

For the first time, top Israeli scientists will partner with Japanese scientists to conduct brain and stem cell research.

Israel, Japan Unite For First Time to Study Brain, Stem Cells