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    Harnessing the Power of Stem Cells

    This issue of Weizmann Views features Dr. Jacob Hanna, an MD/PhD who is one of the world's leaders in stem cell research. His methods for quickly, efficiently producing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and for ""resetting"" iPS cells to their earliest possible state could change the face of medicine, including growing organs on demand.

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    Building a Better Antibiotic

    The research of Prof. Ada Yonath, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is revolutionizing the world of antibiotics. Different and better antibiotics are needed to fight an emerging health crisis: antibiotic-resistant ""superbugs.""

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    Shipping and Packing Proteins

    Dr. Maya Schuldiner studies the endoplasmic reticulum, or ER, a flexible, essential compartment in each cell that provides quality control, packing, and shipping for every protein the cell makes.

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    Tiny Molecule Could Help Diagnose and Treat Mental Disorders

    Prof. Alon Chen and his team have identified a tiny molecule that not only impacts depression and anxiety, but also affects response to antidepressants – which currently help only a small number of patients. The finding could be a useful therapeutic molecule, and may even lead to a blood test for depression and related disorders.

  • p53 and Personalized Medicine

    Prof. Varda Rotter has devoted her career to a gene called p53—now known as the ""guardian of the genome"" because it protects us from developing cancer—and the possibility of tailor-made chemotherapy.

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    Weizmann Institute of Science Announces Visiting Scientist Agreement with Pfizer Inc.

    The Weizmann Institute, its commercial arm Yeda, and pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc., have announced that a Pfizer medical chemist, rotating yearly, will work alongside Institute scientists at the Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine, aiding in identification of new drug targets. Together, the partners hope to develop important new medicines.

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    Stem Cells Might Heal Damaged Lungs

    The insight that bone marrow and lung stem cells are quite similar led Prof. Yair Reisner and his team to investigate whether transplant methods used for bone marrow might also work for treating lung diseases such cystic fibrosis and asthma. When mice with lung damage were given the new stem cell treatment, their lungs healed and breathing improved.

  • Birth of an Enzyme

    Scientists from the Weizmann Institute and the University of Washington, Seattle, successfully created a new type of enzyme for a reaction for which no naturally occurring enzyme has evolved.