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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.

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    Dr. Karina Yaniv to be honored with LE&RN's 2016 Wendy Chaite Leadership Award

    The Lymphatic Education & Research Network has announced that it is awarding its prestigious Wendy Chaite Leadership Award to Weizmann's Dr. Karina Yaniv. With funding support from the organization, Dr. Yaniv recently showed – for the first time – how the lymphatic system develops. The award will be presented on March 23 by actor Kathy Bates.

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    The Science of Crying

    <em>Time</em> reports on research that investigates why we cry – or don't. Humans are the only animals that cry for emotional reasons, and scientists across the world are investigating the phenomenon, including the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Noam Sobel. His finding that women's tears may inhibit sexual arousal in men garnered global headlines.

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    Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?

    A former PhD student of Prof. Michal Schwartz's – Prof. Jonathan Kipnis of the University of Virginia School of Medicine – has discovered that the immune system engages the brain in an intricate dialogue that may help raise IQ. As Discover reports, he first had the ""crazy idea"" in Prof. Schwartz's pioneering lab at Weizmann.

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    Bespoke Diets Based on Gut Microbes Could Help Beat Disease and Obesity

    Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal's Personalized Nutrition Project aims to change how we eat, tailoring food intake to our bodies' own needs. <em>The Guardian</em> reports that, at a conference, the two are explaining how they've ""created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.""

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    Ron Diskin: Mapping Defenses Against HIV

    Young Weizmann scientist Dr. Ron Diskin is already renowned for his groundbreaking HIV research, such as the recent discovery that a type of strong HIV antibodies can be synthetically reproduced — and even strengthened — in the lab. He visits L.A. for ""a whirlwind week of AIDS events and speaking opportunities.""

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    Researchers Are Building a Tear Bank to Better Understand Why We Weep

    Prof. Noam Sobel, who notably found that women's tears reduce testosterone in men, has found a way to preserve and store tears. As <em>Scientific American</em> reports, he is building a cryogenic ""tear bank,"" which will allow researchers worldwide to study the difference between emotional and nonemotional tears, whether tears affect appetite, and more.

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