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    How Disrupting Your Gut’s Rhythm Affects Your Health

    The Wall Street Journal reports on “tour de force” research by Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal that “sheds light on how eating and sleeping habits can contribute to disease by disrupting the bacteria in the digestive tract.” This is another major step toward personalized nutrition and personalized medicine.

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    Scientists Identify a Viral Communication System

    The Scientist reports on research from the lab of Prof. Rotem Sorek, who discovered that viruses leave “messages” for other viruses, enabling subsequent generations to decide whether to stay quiet or infect the host. The study has been called “annoyingly good.”

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    Viruses Overheard Talking to One Another

    For the first time, viruses have been found to communicate with one another, leaving short “posts” for kin and descendants. The messages help the viruses reading them to decide how to proceed with the process of infection.

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    Circadian Rhythms and the Microbiome: Disrupting Daily Routine of Gut Microbes Can be Bad News for Whole Body

    Salon reports on findings from the lab of Prof. Eran Elinav that shows that the "gut microbiota changes location within the gut, and changes its metabolic outputs over the span of the 24-hour day." The story puts the research in context, explaining the role of these microbiota and their importance to our health.

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    Why Yo-Yo Dieters Often Can’t Keep the Weight Off

    People all over the world repeatedly go through the long, frustrating, defeating struggle known as "yo-yo dieting": they lose weight, only to gain it again, over and over (and over). Now, new research from Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal shows why: the gut microbiome keeps resetting the body to gain weight.

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    Gut Microbes Contribute to Recurrent “Yo-Yo” Obesity

    Yet again, new research from Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal is making global headlines and potentially changing lives. Most people have experienced the rebound effect of dieting - losing weight only to regain it, and then some. Now the Weizmann team has determined why this happens, and has identified potential solutions.

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    Yale Participates in International Metabolic Research Alliance

    Scientists from Yale University, the Jackson Laboratory, the University of Connecticut, and the Weizmann Institute of Science have come together to form the Metabolic Research Alliance. As the Yale Daily News announces, the global group will study metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.

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    Israeli Startup DayTwo Offers Personalized Nutrition

    Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal developed a method of analyzing gut microbiota, enabling them to determine the foods that are healthier for each individual, based on how the bacteria metabolize the food. Now, as Globes reports, the method is being commercialized: startup DayTwo is bringing personalized nutrition home.

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    New Diagnostic Test Distinguishes Bacterial from Viral Infections

    Israeli startup MeMed is receiving funding and accolades for a test that determines whether an infection is bacterial or viral, thus helping prevent antibiotic overuse. As Iton Gadal reports, the test is already being used by hospitals in the EU, Switzerland, and Israel. MeMed was founded by Eran Eden, who received a doctorate from Weizmann.

  • UN Talks Superbugs; Weizmann Takes Action

    In September 2016, for only the fourth time in history, the UN General Assembly is talking about a global health crisis. Superbugs – microbes that are resistant to antibiotics – are a major threat not just to health, but also the economy and security. Fortunately, Weizmann scientists are on the case.