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    Blood Test for Alzheimer's

    Twenty years of research by the Institute's Prof. Michal Schwartz has resulted in a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that is now the focus of a startup venture with U.S. collaborators. As Israel21c reports, the first human trials by the new company, NeuroQuest, show that the test is 87% accurate for Alzheimer's and ALS.

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    Israeli Woman is ""Europe's Top Young Researcher""

    Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, who performed her doctoral work at Weizmann, has been awarded a prestigious 2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science international fellowship. She is currently a postdoc at Harvard Medical School, where she investigates the use of probiotics to treat disease.

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    Stem Cells Might Heal Damaged Lungs

    Israel21c reports on a new Weizmann Institute breakthrough that ""shows how it might be possible to use embryonic stem cells to repair damaged lung tissue."" Noting the similarities between bone marrow stem cells and those in lungs, Prof. Yair Reisner applied his vast knowledge of bone marrow transplants to use stem cells to heal damaged lungs.

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    Brain’s Immune System “Key to Reversing Dementia”

    “Alzheimer's disease could be halted and even reversed by altering the brain’s immune system,” says the U.K.’s Express. The paper reports on the groundbreaking research of Prof. Michal Schwartz, which combines neuroscience and immunology to give us new understanding of the brain and its diseases – and novel ways to treat those diseases.

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    Why Yo-Yo Dieters Often Can't Keep the Weight Off

    People all over the world repeatedly go through the long, frustrating, defeating struggle known as ""yo-yo dieting"": they lose weight, only to gain it again, over and over (and over). Now, new research from Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal shows why: the gut microbiome keeps resetting the body to gain weight.

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    Scientists Identify the Signature of an Aging Brain

    There is much about our brains that we still do not know, including how it is impacted by aging. But now, as <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports, the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Michal Schwartz and Dr. Ido Amit have ""found evidence of a unique ‘signature' that may be the ‘missing link' between cognitive decline and aging."" This discovery could someday lead to treatments to slow or reverse the process.

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    Could Your Healthy Diet Make Me Fat?

    <em>The New York Times</em> covers Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal's findings that people differ in their response to the same foods, which helps explain why diets – from vegan to paleo – work well for some people, but get poor results for others. The team examined metrics for over 800 people, and were able to use the data to create healthy diets for others.

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    To Help Treat And Prevent Obesity, Your Body's Immune System May Be Key

    The Weizmann Institute's renowned Prof. Yair Reisner has discovered that the lack of a particular type of immune cell leads to obesity in mice. As reported on Medical Daily, Prof. Reisner indicates that this is the first time researchers have been able to show a connection between fat cells and inflammation in animals that are on a regular diet.

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    How Jetlag Disrupts the Ticks of Your Microbial Clock

    <em>National Geographic</em> covers recent findings from the labs of Dr. Eran Elinav and Prof. Eran Segal. The two showed that our gut biota and our biological clocks must be in sync, or problems like obesity can occur. People with disrupted sleep schedules, such as shift workers or jet-lagged flyers, are at the most risk.

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    Yale Participates in International Metabolic Research Alliance

    Scientists from Yale University, the Jackson Laboratory, the University of Connecticut, and the Weizmann Institute of Science have come together to form the Metabolic Research Alliance. As the Yale Daily News announces, the global group will study metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity.