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    Beginner's Luck: The Power of Stem Cells

    Young stem cells, like young people, have unlimited options before them. They can become anything – businessperson, farmer, heart cell, skin cell. But then instructions kick in, and the young stem cell helps create the part of the body it is fated to become. However, scientists may be able to use the early potential of stem cells to treat a number of diseases.

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    The Helen and Martin Kimmel Institute for Stem Cell Research

    On the occasion of establishing the Helen and Martin Kimmel Institute for Stem Cell Research, the couple – decades-long friends of the Weizmann Institute – talks about why they chose to invest in stem cell research, and why they chose to do so at Weizmann. They also share their first meeting, which was at a Weizmann event, and their love of science.

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    Israelis Make Major Breakthrough in Turning Mature Cells into Skin Cells

    Tel Aviv University and Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have shown it is possible to turn mature cells from the heart, brain and other organs in mice models into skin cells. Their findings, just published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, proves for the first time that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells. “The applications of this are unlimited – from transplants, which would eliminate long waiting lists and eliminate the common problem of immune system rejection of ‘foreign’ organs; to maybe one day curing deafness: taking any cell in the body and transforming it into melanocytes to aid in the restoration of hearing. The possibilities are really beyond the scope of the imagination,” said Prof. Carmit Levy of the TAU Sackler School of Medicine’s human molecular genetics and biochemistry department.

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