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    When Scientific Journals Show Political Bias

    Writing in <em>The Jewish Week</em>, Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman addresses an op-ed, ""An open letter for the people of Gaza,"" that appeared in the prestigious British journal <em>The Lancet</em>. Prof. Zajfman &ndash; who believes that science crosses all borders &ndash; speaks to the damage done when journals spread bias.

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    Using Young Cells to Fight Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Israeli company Cell Cure Neurosciences is conducting clinical trials on a stem-cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reports Israel21c. The firm's CEO, Charles Irving, conducted his doctoral research in chemistry at Weizmann. Currently, treatment options for AMD – a major cause of blindness in adults – are limited.

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    Richard Price's Personal Story Brings Weizmann Gala Crowd to its Feet

    Richard Price, honoree of the Midwest Region's 2015 Gala, brought 800 guests to their feet with the story of his son's struggle with mental illness and why he supports the Weizmann Institute. The American Committee event raised over $1.8 million, including funds to help establish a Weizmann scholarship for brain research in Price's name.

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    Budding Scientists Study in Israel

    As the <em>Sun Sentinel</em> reports, two area teens, Ana Karla Cepeda Diaz and Luke Horger, attended Weizmann's Bessie Lawrence summer science program. Ms. Cepeda Diaz, who now attends Harvard, said that she gained new friends and new aspirations, adding that it ""was a thoroughly transformative experience – I don't think anyone came out the same.""

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    Gift of the Week

    Lorry I. Lokey, founder and former chief executive of Business Wire, made a $30 million donation to the Weizmann Institute in recognition of its reputation for scientific excellence.

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    A Day in the Life

    Dr. Yael Schuster, who is a research consultant at the Weizmann Institute, takes us on a tour of a day in the life of a scientist. Dr. Schuster is passionate about science and sharing it – particularly with girls, whom she aims to inspire. As ""Dr. Mom,"" she reveals the mysteries of the planet during the day – and is a parent all the time.

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    Winners of Chinese Science Contest Choose Israel Visit as Prize

    Nineteen talented Chinese teens could go anywhere as their prize for winning a prestigious science competition – and they chose to visit the Weizmann Institute of Science. For 10 days, states the Jewish News Service, the teens took part in activities on campus, met scientists, and hopefully became future ""ambassadors.""

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    I Owe It All to Science

    Dartmouth College student Soyeun Yang blogs on HuffPost about her experience in the Weizmann Institute's 44th Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. The program enabled her to study the role of protein signaling pathways in cancer development and learn about Israeli culture.