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    Researchers Discover ""White Noise"" of Smell, ""Olfactory White"" reports on new findings from Prof. Noam Sobel's lab: the discovery of ""white smell."" White noise and white light are made up of sound or light waves mixed together; the team found that combining a range of odor molecules produces the same effect. Their work holds promise for neurobiological research.

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    Israeli Research Shows that Scans Reveal Past Brain Activity

    Israel21c covers recent Weizmann findings indicating that scientists can probe the brain and uncover the history of past experiences. This could reveal what makes us unique, and enable objective diagnosis of neuropsychological diseases. The research, by Prof. Rafi Malach, is based on his earlier revelation that the brain never rests.

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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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    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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    Brain in a Box

    Henry Markram, who studied at worked and Weizmann, wants to model the entire human brain. His controversial project aims to build a supercomputer simulation that integrates everything we know about the human brain, from ion channel structures to mechanisms behind conscious decision-making.

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    Weizmann neurobiologists used snakes and fMRI to study what happens in our brains when we are distressed—work that may lead to new treatments for overcoming fear. Read The Wall Street Journal's story.

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    Siri Has Nothing on Us: How Do Brain Cells Tell Us Where We're Going?

    The lab of Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky revealed that brain cells can guide us to our destination, even when we can't see it. <em>Scientific American</em>'s Moheb Costandi reports on the research in <em>Salon</em>, also addressing related findings from other institutions and the question of whether the Ulanovsky cells are new types of cells, or represent more flexibility in other cells than previously suspected.