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  • Courage

    Weizmann neurobiologists used snakes and fMRI to study what happens in our brains when we are distressed—work that may lead to new treatments for overcoming fear. Read The Wall Street Journal's story.

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    Steba Offers Prostate Cancer Patients a Better Approach

    It takes a village to bring a new treatment to market – and in the case of the prostate cancer therapy developed by Profs. Avigdor Scherz and Yoram Salomon, that village includes Steba Biotech, which said ""We looked at the technology for ten minutes and said, ‘We'll take it'."" Globes interviews the father and son behind the Israel-based pharmaceutical house.

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    300,000-Year-Old Caveman ""Campfire"" Found in Israel

    Discovery News reports on the amazing finding by Weizmann's Dr. Ruth Shahack-Gross of the oldest known site of repeated use of fire. The site, in Israel's ancient Qesem cave, also sheds light on when ""humans first began to regularly use fire both for cooking meat and as a focal point – a sort of campfire – for social gatherings.""

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    Siri Has Nothing on Us: How Do Brain Cells Tell Us Where We're Going?

    The lab of Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky revealed that brain cells can guide us to our destination, even when we can't see it. <em>Scientific American</em>'s Moheb Costandi reports on the research in <em>Salon</em>, also addressing related findings from other institutions and the question of whether the Ulanovsky cells are new types of cells, or represent more flexibility in other cells than previously suspected.

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    Matthew Modine: It's Easy Being Green

    The Miami Herald interviews actor Matthew Modine about his new role: environmental advocate. Modine has long been vocal about protecting our resources, and set up a program to encourage bike riding. Impressed by Weizmann science, he has now partnered with us at the American Committee to share the Institute's amazing environmental research.

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  • Broadcom Foundation Supports Race to the Moon in Google Lunar X Prize Competition with Israel's SpaceIL Project

    The donation to the Weizmann Institute will support SpaceIL, a non-profit mounting a submission for the $30M Lunar X Prize. The foundation selected this project for its use of the competition to excite Israeli youth about science, technology, engineering, and math.

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    Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana's Secrets

    Historian and journalist Hampton Sides writes in National Geographic about marijuana's resurgence as a medicine. “The science of cannabis is experiencing a rebirth,” and this science begins with Prof. Raphael Mechoulam. Sides interviews the revolutionary Prof. Mechoulam, who discovered the active ingredient THC while at Weizmann in 1963.

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    Exploring Science and the Jewish State this Summer

    Justin Lish, 2016 salutatorian of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway High School, was one of the talented few pre-college students accepted to the Weizmann Institute's annual Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute. After conducting research on renewable energy, he traveled in Israel with his fellow ""Bessies.""

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    Scientists Reveal New Way to Hide Secret Messages

    Invisible ink, wax tablets, secret decoder rings – we like to hide messages in plain sight. Now Weizmann scientists have created a new way to pass secrets along. As <em>The Daily Mail</em> puts it, the team ""has used some rather nifty chemistry to come up with a way to use common chemicals such as cola as the encryption key to code and decode hidden messages.""

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