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    Cell Source's Megadose Drug Combination Treats First Patient

    Cell Source, the biotech firm that is developing Prof. Yair Reisner's ""megadose"" stem cell therapy, announced that the first cancer patient appears to have been successfully treated. The treatment allows bone marrow transplants between mismatched donors and patients, reducing levels of rejection and increasing rates of success and survival.

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    A Trillion Computers in a Drop of Water

    Even before we have the quantum computers of tomorrow, we may have their successor: biological computers. Prof. Ehud Shapiro has created one that's so small that a trillion can fit in a single drop of water, and which has diagnosed cancer in a test tube. Someday the computer could circulate through the human body, diagnosing and treating disease.

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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.

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    Therapy Programs Patients’ Own Cells to Fight Cancer

    A decades-old ""audacious idea"" by Weizmann's Prof. Zelig Eshhar helped create a cancer treatment that has now led to full remissions in almost 20 adult and pediatric blood-cancer patients. Considered the future of cancer research by many, the therapy programs the patient's own immune cells to recognize and attack cancer.

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    September is Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    September is both Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – and fortunately, the Weizmann Institute of Science is conducting in-depth investigations into both of these too-familiar cancers. Scientists from across the disciplines – geneticists, biologists, plant scientists, computer scientists – are combining their strengths to develop improved prevention techniques, early and more precise diagnosis, and personalized, tailored treatments so that, one day soon, we can celebrate the end of prostate and ovarian cancers.

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    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are helping raise awareness and support: there are runs, walks, and, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, lots of lab work. Basic research is key to finding a cure, and our scientists have been working tirelessly to develop ways to detect breast cancer early, design more effective treatments, and better prevent it in the first place. Learn what Weizmann is doing about breast cancer – and how you can help.

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    Weizmann Professor to Receive Israel Prize for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

    Prof. Yosef Yarden, “among the most important cancer researchers in the world,” is receiving the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Science Research. Prof. Yarden discovered the function of an enzyme that leads to cancer, a finding that laid the foundation for the development of new cancer treatments. The Israel Prize is considered the country’s highest honor.