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  • Science Tips, March 2007

    Four research updates from the Weizmann Institute: details of bone-eating cells; an immune system security measure; understanding the mechanics of hearing; and debating the workings of the brain. 

  • Israeli Researchers to Participate in European Commission Flagship Project

    The goal of the Human Brain Project (HBP), led by Weizmann alum Prof. Henry Markram and including other Israeli – and Institute – scientists, is to create supercomputer-based models of a working brain. Now, the European Commission has announced the HBP's selection as one of two Future Emerging Technologies flagship projects. The HBP gives hope for fresh insight into the brain and its diseases, and for advancing wholly new technologies.

  • Neural Activity in Bats Measured In-Flight

    The question of how animals orient themselves in space has been extensively studied, but only in two-dimensional settings – until now. Weizmann research, conducted with bats wearing purpose-built miniature equipment, reveals for the first time how three-dimensional volumetric space is perceived in the brain.

  • Science Tips, June 2012

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: losing money sheds light on the evolutionary conditioning behind PTSD; blocking a chemical messenger stops cancer; and a ""microprocessor"" balances efficiency and specificity in RNA.

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    Science Tips, November 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: international collaboration produces a new picture of the 3D structure of chromosomes; the world's smallest SQUID – used to measure magnetic fields – breaks the world record for sensitivity and resolution; mysterious microglia cells are shown to play critical roles in brain disease and health.

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    Mouse Groups Reveal Complex Relationships

    Mice raised in busy environments have less complex social interactions than those growing up in simpler surroundings, say Weizmann scientists. The findings were based on two innovations that helped the team detail the mice's collective behavior: an automated system that tracked the mice, and a mathematical framework to analyze resulting data.

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    McLean Hospital Launches Alliance with Weizmann Institute of Science to Advance Neuropsychiatric Care

    McLean Hospital – a psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School – and the Weizmann Institute ""are launching an alliance that will lead to further understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders"" and, accordingly, new treatments. Prof. Rony Paz leads the effort from Israel. Initial focus will be on depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.

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    Everyone's Sense Of Smell Is Unique, Says New Study

    The latest breakthrough from Prof. Noam Sobel's lab is the revelation that ""every individual's sense of smell differs slightly from other people, based on their genetic makeup,"" reports Inquisitr. Besides a means of identification, this could help diagnose diseases like Alzheimer's and help identify matches for organ transplants.