2017 marks a decade since the Weizmann Institute took action to bridge science's gender gap by establishing the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. The program's success is quantifiable and inspirational – and good for women, for science, for the Weizmann Institute, for Israel … for the world.
December 09, 2016
Dr. Sarel Fleishman studies how proteins ""mate,"" or fit together – and, in fact, created his own method that lets scientists change the surface of proteins so that they mate with other proteins of the researcher's choice. This technique could lead to new treatments aimed at viruses, bacteria, and cancer.
November 16, 2016
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are running, walking, and even shopping in support – and, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, investigating, researching, and pursuing creative new ways to attack this still-insidious, too-common disease. Our devoted scientists are developing ways to detect breast cancer early, designing more effective treatments, and better preventing it in the first place. Learn what Weizmann is doing about breast cancer – and how you can help.
October 19, 2016
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.
September 21, 2016
July 4, 2016 was a day of celebration – not just in the U.S., but worldwide. It's when a long-awaited milestone was reached: after almost five years and 1.7 billion miles, the Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter, aiming to reveal the giant planet's secrets – and those of our solar system. The Weizmann Institute's brilliant young astrophysicists helped make it happen.
August 10, 2016
June is Men's Health Month, which aims to raise awareness of preventable problems and promote early detection and treatment of disease. The Weizmann Institute is doing its part, with a prostate cancer treatment receiving approval and investigations into other gender-related cancers; studies on fertility; and learning how women's tears impact men.
June 07, 2016
We're looking forward to summer and basking in the sun, so it's a good thing that May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month! Awareness, protection, and early diagnosis are crucial; when melanoma does develop, it is hard to fight. That's why the Weizmann Institute of Science is shedding light on skin cancer from a number of fresh angles.
May 10, 2016
Six outstanding students from the Institute's Feinberg Graduate School traveled across the Atlantic for the second U.S. ""Scientists of Tomorrow"" tour. The students brought energy and enthusiasm as they discussed their work at breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, and ""Science on Tap"" events. While their research subjects varied from cancer to biological clocks to the human brain, they shared a passion for science – and a desire to spread the spirit of discovery to the general public.
April 28, 2016
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.
April 11, 2016