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  • Science Tips, November 2007

    Three research updates from the Weizmann Institute of Science: smelling sweat; explaining the link between genetic repeats and diseases; and how the immune system checks the identity of cells.  

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    Science Tips, July 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: teaching nanowires to assemble themselves, which could improve devices such as lasers and solar cells; outlining the 10-stage pathway that turns cholesterol into a dangerous toxin in potatoes; identifying the traffic-pattern-like nature of gene transcription could lead to a new generation of drugs.

  • Science Tips, May 2014

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: TEDx talks on campus about excellence in science and science education; the search for paternal mitochondria yields surprising results; strange shapes in RNA may be notations on top of the gene code.

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    New Hope for Gaucher Patients

    Gaucher disease, a genetic disorder most prevalent among Ashkenazi Jews, is devastating for sufferers and their families. Now, scientists in Prof. Tony Futerman's lab have discovered a new cellular pathway implicated in the disease. Their findings may offer a new therapeutic target for managing treatment of Gaucher and related disorders.

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    Science Tips, November 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: international collaboration produces a new picture of the 3D structure of chromosomes; the world's smallest SQUID – used to measure magnetic fields – breaks the world record for sensitivity and resolution; mysterious microglia cells are shown to play critical roles in brain disease and health.

  • Science Tips, March 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: scientists take steps toward building a complete, functional, artificial cell; progress is made toward understanding the measurement process in quantum systems; and a new study may help develop ways to control tissue destruction that results from inflammation and necrosis.

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    Lineage Trees Reveal Cells' Histories

    Using a method he developed for determining the ""family trees"" of cells, Prof. Ehud Shapiro and a cross-disciplinary team of Weizmann scientists, including Prof. Nava Dekel, was able to prove—and disprove—some ideas about the female mammal's egg supply.