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  • Weizmann Institute Women in Science Program Wins Award in Barcelona

    In honor of International Women's Day, Barcelona will present the 27th Maria Aurèlia Capmany award to the Weizmann Institute of Science for its commitment to advancing young women in science. Since 2007, the Institute's program has actively helped to increase the numbers of women who choose science as a career.

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    Executive Suite: Leemor Joshua-Tor

    Newsday interviews Weizmann-educated Leemor Joshua-Tor, who made major breakthroughs with her discoveries about gene silencing and its role in fighting viruses and diseases. Now at prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Lab, her work is critical and creative enough to pull in major, high-profile grants, even in this era of deep cuts to science funding.

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    Israelis Give a Double Punch to Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    Triple negative breast cancer targets young black or Hispanic women and those of Jewish Ashkenazi descent, and standard therapies don't work for long. In a novel approach, Weizmann scientists engineered a two-front attack by binding different antibodies to different parts of growth receptors. A vaccination against cancer is their ultimate goal.

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    Israeli scientist: Stronger immune system could cure Alzheimer’s

    The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Michal Schwartz has been developing ways to use the immune system to treat devastating injuries. As Israel21c reports, this “powerhouse” is now studying whether an enhanced immune system can treat anxiety and other brain disorders, and even – most exciting of all – potentially cure Alzheimer’s.

  • Tough Science

    The Weizmann Institute's Nobel Prize-winning chemist Prof. Ada Yonath answers questions from Nature about persistence, gender, ribosomes, and what it takes to be a scientist.

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    Nobel Laureate Talks Life Expectancy, Antibiotics

    Weizmann's Prof. Ada Yonath, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, recently delivered the 21st Efraim Racker Lecture in Biology and Medicine at Cornell University. Her work on ribosomes is shedding light on antibiotic resistance. Cornell's synchrotron X-ray facility worked with Prof. Yonath on her award-winning technique.

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    Weizmann Grants Help Young Women PhDs Rise in Ranks as Scientists

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports on the most recent awards by the Weizmann Institute's program to support Israeli women postdocs. Funded by donors, the grants enable these outstanding scientists to pursue their research at labs abroad. Since 2007, a total of 96 awards have been granted, with the goal of increasing the number of women in science.