Using techniques such as computer modeling and MRI, Prof. Brian Berkowitz studies how pollutants move in groundwater and seeks better ways to clean up and protect the planet's water.
April 12, 2011
Prof. Noam Sobel has found that emotional signals are chemically encoded in our tears. He demonstrated that merely sniffing a woman's tears reduces testosterone and sexual arousal in men.
April 04, 2011
New research by Prof. Noam Sobel and his team at the Weizmann Institute shows that odors can be rated on a scale of pleasantness, and this turns out to be an organizing principle for the way we experience smell.
April 01, 2011
As obesity rates soar worldwide, so do those of diabetes. Prof. Michael Walker is studying why obese people have a greater risk of developing diabetes, and investigating new ways to treat the disease.
March 15, 2011
During research on a protein that plays a role in fertility, Prof. Nava Dekel discovers ""biopsy treatment""—a procedure that, when used before IVF, doubles a patient's chances of becoming pregnant.
February 16, 2011
Prof. Avihai Danon is investigating algae, an ancient, simple, yet incredibly diverse plant with enormous potential. Using genetic engineering, he hopes to unleash algae as a new source of bio-energy.
January 04, 2011
Dr. Maya Schuldiner studies the endoplasmic reticulum, or ER, a flexible, essential compartment in each cell that provides quality control, packing, and shipping for every protein the cell makes.
December 08, 2010
Read about the Weizmann Institute's amazing research on fertility-related topics, including three current projects.
October 08, 2010
Prof. Alon Chen is investigating the body's stress response. This research may lead to tools for managing stress-related illness such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and many other conditions.
August 28, 2010