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    A Biotech Tale: The Israeli Scientist Who is Waging War on Cancer

    Mickey Kertesz, who received his doctorate in computational biology from the Weizmann Institute's Feinberg Graduate School, has co-founded a startup that has streamlined DNA-sequencing techniques. He believes the technology will change the battlefield on which scientists fight diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and depression.

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    Camera “Sees” Through Skin, Around Corners

    Weizmann researchers have invented a camera that can see through nearly opaque surfaces such as skin or frosted glass — and even around corners. While it's still in the early stages, the technology points the way to noninvasive cancer diagnostics.

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    Triple Treatment Could Keep Lung Cancer from Coming Back

    ""Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death worldwide,"" states Israel21c in its coverage of new research from Weizmann's Prof. Yossi Yarden. Puzzled by some results in a trial that ""ran counter to everything we knew about the way tumors develop resistance,"" he discovered that a three-step treatment could prevent such resistance.

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    Six Leading Scientists to Receive Prestigious Novartis Prizes for Immunology at 16th International Congress of Immunology

    Prof. Zelig Eshhar, whose basic research led to the creation of cancer-killing T-cells, is one of six scientists to receive a 2016 Novartis Prize for Immunology. Announced and granted by the healthcare and pharma company, the prestigious prizes are ""awarded every three years for breakthrough contributions to the fields of basic and clinical immunology.""

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    Signs of Aging, Even in the Embryo

    Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky and two other researchers have each discovered senescence (aging) in the earliest stages of life. When a cell is too damaged, it turns senescent and summons the immune system to kill it. As The New York Times reports, these ""discoveries raise the prospect that the dawn and dusk of life are intimately connected.""

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    Coming Soon: A Vaccine Against Cancer

    Technology created by Weizmann immunologist Prof. Irun Cohen is enabling an Israeli biomed startup to introduce a tool for developing vaccines against diseases ranging from cancer to West Nile virus.

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    Best People, Best Science

    The Weizmann Institute's most important asset is its people. That's why the Institute is committed to recruiting and nurturing some of the world's brightest young researchers. Here, six impressive new scientists – Drs. Ronen Eldan, Ofer Firstenberg, Yifat Merbl, Neta Regev-Rudzki, Nir London, and Efi Efrati – share how the Institute is helping them make breakthroughs in areas ranging from malaria to optics.

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    Israel Leads in Prostate Cancer Research

    Reporter Natasha Kirtchuk describes the new prostate cancer treatment developed by the Weizmann Institute's Profs. Avigdor Scherz and Yoram Salomon, along with an extended team of scientists, researchers, oncologists, urologists, clinicians, technicians, and more. The therapy involves no radiation or chemotherapy, takes just 90 minutes to complete...

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Scientific Advancement, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, one of today's most engaging science communicators and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning ""The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,"" managed to compress the whole history of cancer studies, from primitive to sophisticated, as well a look to the future, into a few comprehensible, enjoyable minutes.