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  • The Smell of White

    White light and white noise are made up of a range of sound or light waves mixed together. Now, in research that challenges basic assumptions about the sense of smell, Weizmann scientists have found that there are also ""white smells""– odors that seem basically the same, despite being blended from different molecules.

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    A Lesson in Sleep Learning

    Using tones and odors, Prof. Noam Sobel and his team of neurobiologists have found that people can learn new information while asleep, and that what they learn can modify their waking behavior.

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    New Hope for Gaucher Patients

    Gaucher disease, a genetic disorder most prevalent among Ashkenazi Jews, is devastating for sufferers and their families. Now, scientists in Prof. Tony Futerman's lab have discovered a new cellular pathway implicated in the disease. Their findings may offer a new therapeutic target for managing treatment of Gaucher and related disorders.

  • Science Tips, November 2011

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: a much-needed way to grow long nanowires; understanding scaling—how parts stay proportional—in nature; and measuring cosmic distances using supernovae.

  • Israeli Researchers to Participate in European Commission Flagship Project

    The goal of the Human Brain Project (HBP), led by Weizmann alum Prof. Henry Markram and including other Israeli – and Institute – scientists, is to create supercomputer-based models of a working brain. Now, the European Commission has announced the HBP's selection as one of two Future Emerging Technologies flagship projects. The HBP gives hope for fresh insight into the brain and its diseases, and for advancing wholly new technologies.

  • Neural Activity in Bats Measured In-Flight

    The question of how animals orient themselves in space has been extensively studied, but only in two-dimensional settings – until now. Weizmann research, conducted with bats wearing purpose-built miniature equipment, reveals for the first time how three-dimensional volumetric space is perceived in the brain.

  • Science Tips, February 2012

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: Weizmann is a European Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure Core Centre; how cells are able to endure starvation; and an ""on/off"" switch in the brain helps regulate a biochemical signal related to stress.

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    Science Tips, November 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: international collaboration produces a new picture of the 3D structure of chromosomes; the world's smallest SQUID – used to measure magnetic fields – breaks the world record for sensitivity and resolution; mysterious microglia cells are shown to play critical roles in brain disease and health.