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    Nobel Laureate Talks Life Expectancy, Antibiotics

    Weizmann's Prof. Ada Yonath, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, recently delivered the 21st Efraim Racker Lecture in Biology and Medicine at Cornell University. Her work on ribosomes is shedding light on antibiotic resistance. Cornell's synchrotron X-ray facility worked with Prof. Yonath on her award-winning technique.

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    Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana's Secrets

    Historian and journalist Hampton Sides writes in National Geographic about marijuana's resurgence as a medicine. “The science of cannabis is experiencing a rebirth,” and this science begins with Prof. Raphael Mechoulam. Sides interviews the revolutionary Prof. Mechoulam, who discovered the active ingredient THC while at Weizmann in 1963.

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    Safer Chemo, Thanks to Israeli Math

    In a remarkable example of cross-disciplinary application, Weizmann Institute mathematicians and others developed a new model for evaluating infection risk for chemotherapy patients. The work could lead to a more individualized approach to cancer treatment.

  • Abbott Steps Up Presence in Israeli Market

    After only a few months, Abbott Labs has already seen results from its collaboration with the Weizmann Institute. The partnership is expected to benefit areas such as drug development and less-expensive methods of diagnosis, which could particularly help developing countries.

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    Israeli Innovation Extends to Medical Marijuana

    Medical marijuana usage is exploding, and when we look at the field's supporting research, we find &ndash; as we so often do &ndash; the Weizmann Institute; in fact, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam actually discovered the psychoactive compound THC. <em>The Jewish Times</em> reports on Israel's leadership in the field, and Prof. Mechoulam's decades old – and still groundbreaking &ndash; studies.

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    Triple Treatment Could Keep Lung Cancer from Coming Back

    ""Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death worldwide,"" states Israel21c in its coverage of new research from Weizmann's Prof. Yossi Yarden. Puzzled by some results in a trial that ""ran counter to everything we knew about the way tumors develop resistance,"" he discovered that a three-step treatment could prevent such resistance.

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    Israel's Universal Flu Vaccine Heads for Universal Acceptance

    Weizmann Institute research that led to a ""universal"" flu vaccine – meaning it works against all forms of influenza – has now been granted patents by the European Union and Japan. The vaccine was developed by an Israeli firm, BiondVax, which is now preparing to license it to governments and pharma companies. Before this breakthrough, scientists developed vaccines to fight each strain of flu.