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    Weizmann Institute Helps Teen Entrepreneur Improve Diabetes Management

    A casual conversation about dealing with her diabetes gave Rebecca Perl an idea: an app to help diabetics. The American Committee connected her with Prof. Michael Walker, renowned diabetes researcher, for help; the result is a startup that aims to create an app, implant, and insulin pump. The American Committee talks with Rebecca about becoming a biotech entrepreneur.

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    Blood Sugar Levels in Response to Foods Are Highly Individual

    Prof. Eran Segal and Dr. Eran Elinav's Personalized Nutrition Project has new results that underscore the importance of a personalized diet, prepared based on complex factors such as your gut microbes and lifestyle. The foods that raise your blood sugar levels may not be what you'd expect, and responses differ surprisingly from person to person.

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    What the Weizmann Institute is Doing About Heart Disease

    According to the American Heart Association, more than 80 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. Weizmann researchers are not only searching for solutions to this health epidemic, but are also investigating the very earliest causes, such as problems during embryonic formation.

  • Obesity, Stress, and Science

    The holiday season can be full of less-than-joyful issues such as stress and overeating. Weizmann scientists are studying related topics like obesity, metabolic disorders, and the body's stress response.

  • New Hope for Kidney Patients

    With a new achievement—growing tiny, functional kidneys in mice out of human stem cells—Prof. Yair Reisner is progressing toward making transplants immediately and widely available to those who need them. 

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    Is Your Microbiome Undermining Your New Year's Resolution?

    The perennially most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight and be healthy – and yet most people fail. But why? Thanks to the Weizmann Institute, we now have the answer. And it's not your fault; it's your microbiome's. The Personalized Nutrition Project's surprising results show that what you eat does matter – but maybe not in the way you think.

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    Time to Eat

    Dr. Gad Asher and colleagues found that mitochondria (which give cells power) are regulated by the body's circadian clocks; in fact, mice who ate only when active had 50% lower liver lipids. The findings help explain why people who eat out of phase with their circadian clocks are more likely to develop obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.