All forms of life ""fix"" carbon: adding energy to CO2 to, as The Jerusalem Post reports, ""turn it into the sugars that are the required starting point needed for life processes."" Prof. Ron Milo has engineered bacteria to improve carbon fixation, which could help meet the need to supply more food to more people, while using less fossil fuel and taking up less land.
August 14, 2016
At an event at Atlanta's Congregation B'nai Torah, American Committee Executive Director of Leadership Giving Mark Kotler provided new perspective on Dr. Chaim Weizmann – that of his life as a scientist and the legacy left in Israel's Weizmann Institute. He impressed the audience with highlights of the many research breakthroughs coming out of the Institute that are improving life for all.
August 10, 2016
Weizmann scientists, in collaboration with MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, developed a prototype of a new technology for a cinema-sized screen that will allow movie-goers to watch 3D films without the standard glasses. Popular Science reports.
July 25, 2016
Weizmann planetary scientists, Drs. Yohai Kaspi and Eli Galanti, have played critical roles in NASA's Juno space mission. At NASA's visitors center in Pasadena, CA, they watched live as Juno went into orbit around Jupiter. Dr. Kaspi, the lead scientist on a team that will research Jupiter's atmospheric conditions, called the mission ""the realization of a dream.""
July 07, 2016
As Good Housekeeping reports, ""despite her terror of the ocean, mother-of-two Tamara Loiselle found the courage to dive in and save a drowning couple."" What makes a hero? How are some people able to overcome fear? GH uses Weizmann neuroscience research from the lab of Prof. Yadin Dudai to explain.
June 23, 2016
Two Weizmann PhDs are behind Nucleix, an Israeli company that has designed a simple test for monitoring bladder cancer – the most expensive cancer to treat over a patient's lifetime. Called ""Bladder EpiCheck,"" the method is in advanced clinical trials in The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Israel, reports Israel21c – and is heading for the U.S.
June 20, 2016
It takes a village to bring a new treatment to market – and in the case of the prostate cancer therapy developed by Profs. Avigdor Scherz and Yoram Salomon, that village includes Steba Biotech, which said ""We looked at the technology for ten minutes and said, ‘We'll take it'."" Globes interviews the father and son behind the Israel-based pharmaceutical house.
June 06, 2016
Coral reefs are the canaries in our environmental coal mine, serving as front-line warnings of damage from climate change. They are also, as The Scientist says, ""notoriously difficult to study."" Until now. Weizmann scientists have ""discovered how to study coral organisms in unpresented detail"" – a breakthrough that could help grow healthy new coral.
June 01, 2016
As Haaretz reports, new research by Prof. Alon Chen shows that a ""brain receptor regulates stress responses differently in male and female mice,"" and the way females eat is affected. In fact, female mice were generally impacted more severely by stress. The stress-regulating protein is located in the hypothalamus, which also plays a role in metabolism.
May 26, 2016