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    Weizmann Professors Claim Israel Prize in Chemistry and Physics

    Profs. Meir Lahav and Leslie Leiserowitz have received the prestigious Israel Prize in chemistry and physics for revealing how certain molecules and ions assemble themselves. Their research, as Haaretz states, ""forms the basis for understanding processes in nature that are used as a scientific foundation for the future development of drugs.""

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    Six Israeli Professors Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Profs. Tamar Flash and Shimon Ullman are among six Israelis elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> says, the Weizmann scientists are in the ""236th class of distinguished members in the academy, which includes some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, artists, business and philanthropic leaders.

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    Local Teen Conducts Scientific Research in Israel

    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 <em>Sun-Sentinel</em> reports, a third Odzer woman took part: younger daughter Nicole.

  • Nobel for Antibiotics Tool

    Prof. Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute was one of three scientists awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Her work to decipher the structure and function of the ribosome has helped lead to new antibiotics, among other breakthroughs.

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    Six PGIA Students Journey to Weizmann Institute in Israel

    Six students from the Peter Gruber International Academy (PGIA) on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, traveled to Israel for science camp at the Weizmann Institute, which has long collaborated with the school on STEM education. Said a PGIA leader: ""Each student seems to be passionate about a different area of science. This … will be life altering.""

  • Web Gems: Introducing the Winners of the First Annual Labbies, "The Scientist" Magazine's Prizes for the Best Web-Based Multimedia by Labs

    The Scientist established the Labby Multimedia Awards in order to highlight the best websites by labs. The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Joel Sussman and his Proteopedia site took the inaugural first prize.

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    On the Probiotic Trail

    The probiotics research of Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky helped her win a prestigious UNESCO-L'Oreal international fellowship. But that's just the beginning of what promises to be a long career, as ""there are 10 times more bacteria than human cells in the body,"" influencing everything from health to weight to depression.

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    Young Expert in ‘God's Particle' Wins Right to Represent Israel at Britain's FameLab Competition

    Avital Dery, a PhD candidate in physics at the Institute, won the contest to represent Israel next month at FameLab, the British Council's prestigious international competition. Dery is studying fundamental issues raised by the discovery of the Higgs boson, reports <em>The Jerusalem Post</em>. The 10-year-old FameLab event is now held in 25 countries.