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    Four Decades of Scholarships, Partnership, and Success: The Weizmann Institute of Science and the ISEF Foundation

    For 40 years, the ISEF Foundation has been a partner with the Weizmann Institute, providing scholarships for minority Israelis to pursue higher education in the sciences. In recognition of these decades of collaboration, we present three Weizmann graduates - successful scientists all - who benefited from an ISEF scholarship.

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    Meeting the Future of Science

    With spring comes thoughts of renewal, change, and the future. In a harbinger of great things to come, six extraordinary PhD students from the Weizmann Institute's Feinberg Graduate School visited the U.S., describing their research to supporters across the country. These ""scientists of the future"" are already making the world a better place.

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    Making Personalized Medicine a Reality

    Dr. Berta Strulovici, director of the Weizmann Institute's Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine, explains how personalized, or ""precision,"" medicine uses information about a person's genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose, and treat patients – a ""proactive rather than reactive"" approach.

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    Kathy Bates: My Battle with Lymphedema

    Oscar winner Kathy Bates opens up to Larry King about developing lymphedema – which occurs when the lymph nodes are removed or blocked – after a double mastectomy. Now a lymphedema activist raising awareness and funds, she gets hope from research like Dr. Karina Yaniv's, whose breakthroughs include being the first to grow lymphatic cells in the lab.

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    Advancing Women, Advancing Science

    2017 marks a decade since the Weizmann Institute took action to bridge science's gender gap by establishing the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. The program's success is quantifiable and inspirational – and good for women, for science, for the Weizmann Institute, for Israel … for the world.

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    A Gathering of “Brave and Brilliant” Women: The Real-World Impact of the Weizmann Institute's National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science

    Recipients of the Institute's award for women postdocs met with Prof. Varda Rotter and philanthropic supporters to discuss science, work-life balance, and how the award reinforces the importance of encouraging talented female scientists.

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    Scientists of Tomorrow Tour

    Six outstanding students from the Institute's Feinberg Graduate School traveled across the Atlantic for the second U.S. ""Scientists of Tomorrow"" tour. The students brought energy and enthusiasm as they discussed their work at breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, and ""Science on Tap"" events. While their research subjects varied from cancer to biological clocks to the human brain, they shared a passion for science – and a desire to spread the spirit of discovery to the general public.

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