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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Innovation, Dr. Gad Asher

    It's a good thing he is giving his presentation at the Global Gathering's Partners in Innovation session in the morning, says Dr. Gad Asher, because that's when our ability to pay attention is at its peak. He explains his research on our circadian clocks – also called biological clocks – and how they are connected to metabolism. Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph introduces Dr. Asher.

  • Weizmann Institute of Science and Clalit Health Services Will Collaborate to Advance the Field of Personalized Medicine and Improve Health Care Services

    In order for personalized medicine to reach its potential, scientists and the medical industry must collaborate. Recently, thanks to the Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine, the first meeting of this kind took place as Institute scientists met with experts from Israel's largest health care organization.

  • The Tomorrow Lab Summit

    In aScientific American guest blog, Rita J. King of Science House discusses the Tomorrow Lab Summit, hosted by NBA Cares. Created by the American Committee, Tomorrow Lab brings together thought leaders from a variety of arenas in support of science for the benefit of humanity. Astrophysicist Oded Aharonson opened the meeting via link from Israel.

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    September is Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    September is both Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – and fortunately, the Weizmann Institute of Science is conducting in-depth investigations into both of these too-familiar cancers. Scientists from across the disciplines – geneticists, biologists, plant scientists, computer scientists – are combining their strengths to develop improved prevention techniques, early and more precise diagnosis, and personalized, tailored treatments so that, one day soon, we can celebrate the end of prostate and ovarian cancers.

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    CEO Conference Call: Science at the Leading Edge

    On February 28, 2017, American Committee donors of all giving levels were invited to join a special conference call with CEO Marshall S. Levin. More than 100 donors from across the country participated. Mr. Levin spoke on the topic of “Science at the Leading Edge: Latest Breakthroughs from the Weizmann Institute of Science.” He opened with an overview of the Weizmann Institute and its reputation as a relatively small institution with “an outsized impact” on the world. He then discussed the Institute’s game-changing research on the aging brain, as well as the work of its Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine. Through these and other initiatives, the Institute seeks to improve the quality of life of every person on the planet.

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    Bright Lights and Superstars: The Gruber Award for Scientific Excellence

    On March 21, the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich received the 11th Annual Gruber Award for Scientific Excellence. Established by philanthropist Patricia Gruber and her late husband Peter Gruber through their Gruber Foundation, the prestigious award provides valuable affirmation and support for talented young scientists just beginning their careers.

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    American Committee Launches 75th Anniversary Campaign

    At its Leadership Retreat and Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science announced the launch of the public phase of its 75th anniversary campaign, Transforming Tomorrow: Accelerate the Next 75 Years of Scientific Breakthroughs. The campaign aims to raise $225 million in support of the Weizmann Institute, one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions located in Rehovot, Israel.