Search Results

Showing results 51-61 of 61 for 'Humanity'

  • limitless-tn
    Limitless: Fulfilling the Potential of the Human Brain

    The human brain is “limitless” – and yet, sometimes things go wrong. In this video, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr. Assaf Tal, Prof. Michal Schwartz, Prof. Alon Chen, Dr. Tali Kimchi, Dr. Ofer Yizhar, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, and Prof. Yadin Dudai talk about studying the brain in health and disease, always learning “what it means to be human, what it means to think, what it means to remember.”

  • simple-dreams
    Simple Dreams

    In this moving video, four Weizmann scientists encounter people who could benefit from their research, whether it's solving the mystery of invisible dark matter, understanding the molecular basis of Alzheimer's disease, developing a novel treatment for spinal cord injuries, or investigating pediatric cancer.

  • Science_For_The_Benefit_Of_Humanity
    Science for the Benefit of Humanity

    An overview of the remarkable work being carried out each day by scientists at the Weizmann Institute. From agricultural breakthroughs that help to feed the hungry to multidisciplinary efforts that yield new medicines, this partnership between science and philanthropy is making our world a better place.

  • Excellence
    From OK to Excellence

    What if humankind's favorite word was not ""OK,"" but ""excellence""? This video explores how the Weizmann Institute's creative scientists pursue not the status quo, but excellence—and beyond—in search of answers to the problems that face all humanity.

  • In Pursuit of Female Chemists

    Renowned chemist Carol V. Robinson writes in Nature about the challenges facing women scientists in the field. Weizmann's Prof. Ada Yonath, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is featured.

  • New-BDS-Website-Building-Dialogue-through-Science-web.jpg
    New BDS Website: Building Dialogue through Science

    Building Dialogue through Science, or BDS, is a website that features the many and varied scientific studies that rely on close collaboration between Israeli researchers and those in different countries. Featured are popular articles that describe the history of Israeli-international scientific cooperation, research that has resulted from that cooperation and the people involved, as well links to scientific papers.

  • 2017-07-ACWIS-Enews-Final.jpg
  • greysub_child (002)-2.jpg
    How Malaria Tricks the Immune System

    Global efforts to eradicate malaria are crucially dependent on scientists’ ability to outsmart the malaria parasite. And Plasmodium falciparum is notoriously clever: it is quick to develop resistance against medications and has such a complex life cycle that blocking it effectively with a vaccine has thus far proved elusive. In a new study reported in Nature Communications, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, together with collaborators in Ireland and Australia, have shown that P. falciparum is even more devious than previously thought: not only does it hide from the body’s immune defenses, it employs an active strategy to deceive the immune system.

  • 2017-12-ACWIS-img-final.jpg
  • cattle-farm.jpg
    Humans Just 0.01% of All Life but Have Destroyed 83% of Wild Mammals

    Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the planet. The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, according to the study. Yet since the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of plants, while livestock kept by humans abounds.