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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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    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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    In Search of the Wild Fava Bean

    The wild faba - today, fava - bean is thought to be extinct. Now, however, Dr. Elisabeth Boaretto has identified the oldest known beans - about 14,000 years old. Understanding how the wild fabas survived can help scientists grow hardier fava crops today. Favas are a major source of nutrition in many parts of the world.

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    Wise Plant Analysis Identifies Healthy Metabolites

    Two new databases - WeizMass and MatchWeiz - created in the lab of Prof. Asaph Aharoni help scientists identify the majority of metabolites in a plant, including fruits such as tomatoes. This helps provide targeted nutritional information and reveals that biologically active plant substances are much more prevalent across the plant kingdom than was previously thought.

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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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    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.

  • Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Please take a moment to revisit the Weizmann Institute's noteworthy research from 2014, and stay tuned in 2015 for still more amazing breakthroughs. We're looking forward to blowing your mind, changing your life, saving the world – or just making you stop, think, and wonder.

  • Time to Eat

    Dr. Gad Asher and colleagues found that mitochondria (which give cells power) are regulated by the body’s circadian clocks; in fact, mice who ate only when active had 50% lower liver lipids. The findings help explain why people who eat out of phase with their circadian clocks are more likely to develop obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

  • “Kitchen Heroes” to the Rescue of Limp Lettuce, Sad Strawberries

    In a world where many go hungry, it is distressing to learn that about 40% of food produced in the U.S. is thrown out – particularly fruit and vegetables, which decay quickly. As The Times of Israel reports, an Israeli startup aims to change that with a natural system – the result of 12 years of research, including at Weizmann – that keeps your perishables fresh.