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    Seeing Cancer, Saving Lives

    Prof. Hadassa Degani has spent decades developing noninvasive methods of imaging cancer. Moving beyond her breakthrough 3TP, FDA approved for detecting breast and prostate cancer, she has patented a new technique, DTI, which identifies breast – and potentially pancreatic – cancer by tracking the movement of water in the body.

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    To Die for the Cause

    Prof. Abraham Amsterdam studies the role of cell suicide in both normal and cancerous ovarian cells. His research could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer. 

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    Tumors Might Grow Faster at Night

    Work, school, errands, commutes … it makes sense that we are more stressed during the day than when we're sleeping. And we do, in fact, produce more glucocorticoid (GC) – aka the stress hormone – during our waking hours. Now Weizmann scientists have found that GC also helps suppress cancer growth, meaning that perhaps we should be administering cancer drugs at night, while our bodies aren't fighting the cancer themselves.

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    Leukemia and Lymphoma Research

    Blood cancers, such as lymphoma and leukemia, arise due to errors in the genetic information of an immature blood cell – and they often affect children. In fact, leukemia alone is responsible for 40 percent of pediatric cancers. Read how Weizmann scientists are helping.

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  • Outwitting a Brainy Gene

    Prof. Avri Ben-Ze'ev has long studied the role of a gene called beta-catenin in various cancers, including identifying Nr-CAM, which is unleashed by beta-catenin's signaling. Not previously known to play a role in cancer, Nr-CAM is dramatically elevated in colon cancer and melanoma cells.

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    Science Tips, October 2015

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: discovery of a tumor suppressor gene behind a deadly form of melanoma; finding that lack of a certain protein leads to obesity, no matter the diet; and learning why plants ""drive"" with one foot on the brake rather than operate at full efficiency.

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    Saving Your Skin: Melanoma Awareness

    We're looking forward to summer and basking in the sun, so it's a good thing that May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month! Awareness, protection, and early diagnosis are crucial; when melanoma does develop, it is hard to fight. That's why the Weizmann Institute of Science is shedding light on skin cancer from a number of fresh angles.