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  • Former 'Village Fool' Takes the Prize

    Prof. Ada Yonath, one of Israel's most distinguished scientists, was long treated ""like the village fool"" by colleagues who had doubts about her findings in the rather obscure and complex field of ribosomal crystallography. Now, she has won one of the world's most prestigious prizes - the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

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  • Nobel for Antibiotics Tool

    Prof. Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute was one of three scientists awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Her work to decipher the structure and function of the ribosome has helped lead to new antibiotics, among other breakthroughs.

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  • ""Alien"" Arsenic Life Discredited

    <em>Discover</em> magazine's year-end listing of the top 100 stories in science includes research from Weizmann's Prof. Dan Tawfik and team, who were able to help discredit an earlier claim that a bacterium had been found that could exist on arsenate rather than phosphate, like all other life.

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  • Teaming up antibiotics to fight deadly superbugs

    Nobel laureate Prof. Ada Yonath led a team of American and Israeli researchers to study antibiotic-resistant ""superbugs."" The group found that two commonly used antibiotics, largely ineffective on their own, are powerful enough to treat such infections when used in combination. Antibiotic resistance is, however, on the rise.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Innovation, Prof. Deborah Fass

    Prof. Deborah Fass speaks at the Partners in Innovation session of the Weizmann Institute's 2014 Global Gathering about her work with proteins. There are so many types of proteins that the total number is about the number of observable stars in the universe. ""Each of us,"" says Prof. Fass, ""is an entire protein universe."" Prof. Haim Garty introduces her.

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    What's the Snail's Secret of Regeneration?

    Identifying the proteins that enable snails to regrow their organs could help neuroscientists find ways to heal the brain, providing new treatments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Michael Fainzilber explains.

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