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.
December 25, 2016
Space.com reports on the recent finding by Weizmann astrophysicist Dr. Giorgos Leloudas revealing that what scientists believed to be a super-luminous supernova was actually a star being shredded by a black hole. The star was basically turned into ""spaghetti,"" causing the very bright flash noted by observers.
December 12, 2016
As Nature World News reports, Weizmann Profs. Lia Addadi and Steve Weiner have found that sea urchins form their spines in a very different way than scientists imagined: they ""drink"" seawater to get the crucial calcium ions.
December 07, 2016
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.
November 24, 2016
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.
November 15, 2016
Shari-Lynn Odzer and daughter Jamie both took part in the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, which attracts talented high-school graduates from all over the world. The summer before college, the lucky few who were accepted arrive on the Weizmann campus to conduct basic research alongside the scientists. This past summer, as the Sun-Sentinel reports, a third Odzer woman took part: younger daughter Nicole.
November 08, 2016
As The New York Times reports, renowned Weizmann cryptographer Prof. Adi Shamir and a team that included scientists at Canada's Dalhousie University found a way to hack ""smart"" lightbulbs, causing them to flicker. Their finding reveals dangerous weaknesses – including those that could allow attacks on our power grid – in the fast-growing Internet of Things.
November 03, 2016
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.
November 02, 2016
The Wall Street Journal reports on research by Weizmann's Dr. Gad Asher that ""shaved days off mice's recovery from a simulated transatlantic flight."" The work could lead to ways of treating jet lag post-flight with low-oxygen treatments.
October 28, 2016