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    Rewriting DNA to Understand What it Says

    Prof. Eran Segal and his team have developed a technology that significantly advances our ability to understand the language of DNA. Currently, understanding what we ""read"" in DNA is like ""trying to understand a foreign language just by listening to it being spoken.""

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    Mouse Groups Reveal Complex Relationships

    Mice raised in busy environments have less complex social interactions than those growing up in simpler surroundings, say Weizmann scientists. The findings were based on two innovations that helped the team detail the mice's collective behavior: an automated system that tracked the mice, and a mathematical framework to analyze resulting data.

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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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    Why the ""Diet"" on Your Soda may be Misleading

    <em>The PBS NewsHour</em> reports on the artificial sweetener research conducted by Weizmann's Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal. In an interview with Dr. Elinav, Jason Kane asks things like, ""Your study seems so counterintuitive &ndash; that artificial sweeteners actually raise blood sugar levels. What did you find?"" Good question.

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    Artificial Sweeteners May Lead to Diabetes

    <em>USA Today</em> covers the recent Weizmann Institute research revealing that artificial sweeteners may cause weight gain and diabetes. As it reports, the study shows that ""differences in gut microbes may explain why some people can handle artificial sweeteners just fine while in an unknown percentage of others the sweeteners lead to diabetes.""

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    Study: Placenta Cells Could Reverse Stroke Damage

    <em>The Times of Israel</em> reports on new research from the Weizmann Institute, the Hebrew University, and startup Pluristem showing that cells taken from the placenta ""could potentially treat and repair damaged nerves,"" such as those harmed by stroke. Placental cells promote tissue repair, and prompt the body to use its own healing processes.

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