Ebola Antibodies at Work

Scientists in Israel and Germany show, on the molecular level, how an experimental vaccine offers long-term protection against the disease 07.10.2019 The glycoprotein spike complex of the Ebola virus bound by a neutralizing antibody isolated from a vaccinated...

The Basic Bacterial Defense

A newly-discovered immune system in bacteria is the distance ancestor of one in our own cell 26.09.2019 E coli with and without active CBASS defenses against viral infection. Between 40 min. and and hour, those with active systems (l) committed suicide; while after an...

Firework Memories

Weizmann Institute scientists have uncovered a neuronal mechanism central to human free recal 15.08.2019 Extraterrestrial scientists landing in a football stadium would be struck by the sight of the crowd suddenly standing up and shouting in unison. In a similar...

Gut Microbes May Affect the Course of ALS

Researchers isolated a molecule that may be under-produced in the guts of patients 22.07.2019 Gut microbes such as these were found to have altered levels in ALS patients Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes,...

Small Institute, Outsized Impact

The Nature Index 2019 normalized ranking for research quality puts the Weizmann Institute of Science in the top three, globally 19.06.2019 “Size is not everything,” proclaims a Nature press release today. “Some smaller institutes are punching above their weight.” This...

Senescent Cells Bring Life to Injured Hearts

Zombie-like cells play a role in repair - if they are properly regulate 30.05.2019 Transient senescence: The hearts of zebrafish (top row), newborn mouse (middle row) and adult mouse (bottom row) contain hardly any senescent fibroblasts (cyan) prior to injury (left...