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    Why the ""Diet"" on Your Soda may be Misleading

    <em>The PBS NewsHour</em> reports on the artificial sweetener research conducted by Weizmann's Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal. In an interview with Dr. Elinav, Jason Kane asks things like, ""Your study seems so counterintuitive &ndash; that artificial sweeteners actually raise blood sugar levels. What did you find?"" Good question.

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    Israeli scientist: Stronger immune system could cure Alzheimer’s

    The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Michal Schwartz has been developing ways to use the immune system to treat devastating injuries. As Israel21c reports, this “powerhouse” is now studying whether an enhanced immune system can treat anxiety and other brain disorders, and even – most exciting of all – potentially cure Alzheimer’s.

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    America 2025: Precision Rx

    Prof. Ehud Shapiro, who created nano-sized computers that may someday circulate throughout the body diagnosing and treating diseases, is one of the researchers moving medicine into a new DNA age.

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    Artificial Sweeteners May Lead to Diabetes

    <em>USA Today</em> covers the recent Weizmann Institute research revealing that artificial sweeteners may cause weight gain and diabetes. As it reports, the study shows that ""differences in gut microbes may explain why some people can handle artificial sweeteners just fine while in an unknown percentage of others the sweeteners lead to diabetes.""

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    How Immune Cells Squeeze Through Blood Vessel Walls

    <em>Cosmos</em> reports on new research from Prof. Ronen Alon's lab that reveals how immune cells enter - and leave - the bloodstream. It has long been known that they can do this, but not how. The findings are particularly relevant to cancer research, as tumor cells are less able to infiltrate the bloodstream.

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    Healing a Battle-Scarred Mind

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a signature injury of war, wreaking havoc on mental states long after a soldier returns home. <em>Cosmos</em> magazine reports on scientists' search for the causes of PTSD, and the ""unlikely answer: the immune system."" This finding did not, however, surprise Weizmann's Prof. Michal Schwartz, ""first in the world to suggest that the immune system can help the brain.""

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    Research Shows Zero-Calorie Sweeteners Can Raise Blood Sugar

    As Gautam Naik reports in <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>, groundbreaking Weizmann Institute research shows that artificial sweeteners ""can alter the population of gut bacteria and trigger unwanted changes"" – including obesity and diabetes. <em>WSJ</em>'s coverage includes a video with an interview with Dr. Eran Elinav.|