Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute located in Rehovot, Israel is a post-graduate institution offering M.Sc and PhD degrees in mathematics, computer science, physics, bio-chemistry and other inter-disciplinary degrees. The Weizmann Institute attracts high-caliber graduate students and the faculty has been the recipient of various Wolf Prizes and a Turing Award.

Address
234 Herzl Street, POB 26, Rehovot 7610001 Israel
Website
http://www.weizmann.ac.il/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weizmann_Institute

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Immunology

Getting under the skin of an autoimmune disorder

Supporting actors sometimes steal the show. In a new study published today in Cell, researchers headed by Prof. Ido Amit at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown that supporting cells called fibroblasts, long viewed ...

Genetics

Mutations in noncoding DNA are found to protect the brain from ALS

Genetic mutations linked to a disease often spell bad news. Mutations in over 25 genes, for example, are associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and they all increase the risk of developing this incurable disorder. ...

Immunology

Following the sugarcoated tails of antibodies

December 2021 marked the one-year anniversary of the first vaccine shots against SARS-CoV-2 administered outside of clinical trials. "When the vaccines were introduced, it was a game changer for our research efforts as well," ...

Oncology & Cancer

To slow cancer, close the cells' tunnels

Cancers are generally harder to treat when they spread rapidly, but clarifying the molecular basis of such aggressive malignancies might in the future lead to new drugs for treating these tumors. Researchers at the Weizmann ...

Biomedical technology

Making bone growth transparent

As our bodies grow throughout childhood and puberty, our final height and the shape of our skeleton are largely determined by growth plates—areas of new growth at both ends of the long bones, such as those in the arms, ...

Addiction

Gut microbes may drive weight gain after smoking cessation

Cigarette smoking, practiced by over a billion people worldwide, is considered a leading cause of disease, accounting for over six million deaths each year. Many people don't quit smoking, despite expressing a desire to do ...

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