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    Defending Against Chemical Acts of Terrorism

    Thanks to Weizmann research, a new and improved version of a detoxifying enzyme produced naturally by our livers may be able to protect us against otherwise deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo's subway sarin incident that left 13 people dead and thousands more injured.

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    World's First Artificial Cell Churns Out Proteins

    The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Roy Bar-Ziv had a dream: creating an artificial cell that actually works like a living cell. Now, after more than a decade of ""intense lab work,"" his team has created the world's first cell-on-a-chip, an exciting development with potentially game-changing applications. Israel21c reports.

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    These Foods Speed Up Circadian Rhythm And Increase Lifespan

    As we age, our biological clocks wind down – but why? Weizmann's Dr. Gad Asher has found a link between the clocks and a group of metabolites called polyamines. Found in many foods, polyamines could help us fight aging. reports on the research and a polyamine-laden diet, including soybeans, corn, green peas, blue cheese.

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    Unraveling the Mysteries of Science and Disease

    Weizmann Prof. Emeritus Michel Revel's long, brilliant career includes co-developing Copaxone® and Rebif®, two of the world's leading MS drugs. At 75, rather than retire, he's still breaking ground: his new biotech firm is developing applications for human embryonic stem cells, aiming to better treat – and cure – diabetes and other diseases.

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    How Do Marine Mollusks Process Food Without Teeth?

    Mollusks use hardened plates to break down food. In findings that could lead to better materials, Weizmann scientists have now shown how the plates work, saying: ""The solutions evolved by organisms during hundreds of millions of years have produced sophisticated materials … with much more innovative design than the best"" that humans can do.

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    The Secret of Seawater Spines

    As <em>Nature World News</em> 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.

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    Triglyceride Clock

    The Scientist covers new research by the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Gad Asher and colleagues in Florida showing that the timing of meals affects triglyceride levels in the liver. By controlling diet, the team was able to reduce lipid levels in the liver more effectively than any medication currently is able to.

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    How Jetlag Disrupts the Ticks of Your Microbial Clock

    <em>National Geographic</em> covers recent findings from the labs of Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal. The two showed that our gut biota and our biological clocks must be in sync, or problems like obesity can occur. People with disrupted sleep schedules, such as shift workers or jet-lagged flyers, are at the most risk.