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    Signs of Aging, Even in the Embryo

    Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky and two other researchers have each discovered senescence (aging) in the earliest stages of life. When a cell is too damaged, it turns senescent and summons the immune system to kill it. As The New York Times reports, these ""discoveries raise the prospect that the dawn and dusk of life are intimately connected.""

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    Capturing the Sun: Weizmann Scientists at The Gregory School

    Prof. David Cahen, head of the Weizmann Institute's Alternative Energy Research Initiative, and colleague Prof. Leeor Kronik discuss humankind's energy problem – specifically, that we cannot keep using energy as we do today – and potential solutions, such as use of highly efficient solar power. The event was held at The Gregory School in Tucson.

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    Back to Basics, Forward to the Future

    The Weizmann Institute conducts basic science research, but what, exactly, is that? Go with Profs. Uri Alon, Roy Bar-Ziv, Israel Dostrovsky, Shafi Goldwasser, Yair Reisner, Leo Sachs, Idit Shachar, Eran Segal, Ady Stern, and Dan Tawfik on a tour of basic science research: what is, how it has benefitted humankind, and how it will likely shape the future.

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    In Service to the World

    Weizmann science is truly ""in service to the world,"" helping a ""bubble boy"" in Germany, a farmer in Kenya, a childless family in Canada, and more: from medicines to ease MS symptoms to a way to produce the nutrient beta-carotene from algae to science therapy programs for kids, Weizmann research helps people – including scientists – to live their dreams.