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    Science Tips, October 2014

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute labs: tiny phytoplankton can fix as much carbon as a rainforest; is jet lag making you fat?; bringing a promising compound for inflammatory diseases, such as MS, to market.

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    Could Lowering Oxygen Levels Reduce Jet Lag?

    <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> reports on research by Weizmann's Dr. Gad Asher that ""shaved days off mice's recovery from a simulated transatlantic flight."" The work could lead to ways of treating jet lag post-flight with low-oxygen treatments.

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    Matching Proteins, Defeating Disease

    Dr. Sarel Fleishman studies how proteins ""mate,"" or fit together – and, in fact, created his own method that lets scientists change the surface of proteins so that they mate with other proteins of the researcher's choice. This technique could lead to new treatments aimed at viruses, bacteria, and cancer.

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    Blood Sugar Levels in Response to Foods Are Highly Individual

    Prof. Eran Segal and Dr. Eran Elinav's Personalized Nutrition Project has new results that underscore the importance of a personalized diet, prepared based on complex factors such as your gut microbes and lifestyle. The foods that raise your blood sugar levels may not be what you'd expect, and responses differ surprisingly from person to person.

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    Tumors Might Grow Faster at Night

    Work, school, errands, commutes … it makes sense that we are more stressed during the day than when we're sleeping. And we do, in fact, produce more glucocorticoid (GC) – aka the stress hormone – during our waking hours. Now Weizmann scientists have found that GC also helps suppress cancer growth, meaning that perhaps we should be administering cancer drugs at night, while our bodies aren't fighting the cancer themselves.

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    Tiny Molecule Could Help Diagnose and Treat Mental Disorders

    Prof. Alon Chen and his team have identified a tiny molecule that not only impacts depression and anxiety, but also affects response to antidepressants – which currently help only a small number of patients. The finding could be a useful therapeutic molecule, and may even lead to a blood test for depression and related disorders.

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    UN Talks Superbugs; Weizmann Takes Action

    In September 2016, for only the fourth time in history, the UN General Assembly is talking about a global health crisis. Superbugs – microbes that are resistant to antibiotics – are a major threat not just to health, but also the economy and security. Fortunately, Weizmann scientists are on the case.

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