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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Creativity at Lincoln Center, Prof. Daniel Zajfman

    Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman tells the crowd that they are privy to a unique show: the collaboration between neuroscientists and modern dancers will play exactly twice, once in New York City, once in Tel Aviv. He compares scientists and dancers, saying that they both have to work extremely hard; need collaboration; and must have inspiration.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners In Philanthropy

    In this moving video shown at the 2014 Global Gathering, philanthropic friends of the Weizmann Institute talk about why they give - and why they give to Weizmann. Several donors appear with the scientists they help support, many with relationships going back years.

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    The Ada Yonath Story

    Learn about the life of Prof. Ada Yonath, who overcame major challenges to become only the fourth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She accomplished what many others had tried and failed to do: crystallize the ribosome. Her method is used today to develop new types of antibiotics. In 2009, she won the Nobel Prize for deciphering the structure and function of the ribosome.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Innovation, Dr. Eran Elinav

    Dr. Eran Elinav is a medical doctor as well as a scientist, which makes him ideal to conduct research on gut microbiota and how they impact our health. Dr. Elinav's groundbreaking work to date includes being able to determine how our individual bodies will react to specific foods. His research has tremendous potential for improving our everyday lives, making us fitter, healthier, and happier.

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    Larry Blumberg: Reflections on the Occasion of the of the American Committee's 70th Anniversary

    ""One of the most important things in my life,"" says Larry Blumberg, reflecting on the American Committee on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, has been his involvement with the Weizmann Institute of Science. A former chairman of the American Committee, he admits: ""I've become a science junkie! I go to as many science lectures as I can.""

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    Limitless: Fulfilling the Potential of the Human Brain

    The human brain is “limitless” – and yet, sometimes things go wrong. In this video, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr. Assaf Tal, Prof. Michal Schwartz, Prof. Alon Chen, Dr. Tali Kimchi, Dr. Ofer Yizhar, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, and Prof. Yadin Dudai talk about studying the brain in health and disease, always learning “what it means to be human, what it means to think, what it means to remember.”

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Creativity at Lincoln Center, Prof. Noam Sobel

    Prof. Noam Sobel introduces the sensory into the science and dance program: while all our senses are involved in any experience, it is the brain that lets us smell, or hear, or touch. His studies on the brain mechanism behind the sense of smell could lead to early diagnosis of diseases. His dancers are both mechanical and fluid, conveying the way the brain works – and not.

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    Midwest Region Gala Dinner 2009

    Watch highlights from the 2009 Gala of the American Committee's Midwest Region. Held in Chicago and honoring Jerry Reinsdorf, an owner of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox, and Rocky Wirtz, an owner of the Chicago Blackhawks, the evening included speeches, a Q&A with the honorees, live music, dancing, and an auction.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Scientific Advancement, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

    Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, one of today's most engaging science communicators and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning ""The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,"" managed to compress the whole history of cancer studies, from primitive to sophisticated, as well a look to the future, into a few comprehensible, enjoyable minutes.