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    Israeli Woman is ""Europe's Top Young Researcher""

    Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky, who performed her doctoral work at Weizmann, has been awarded a prestigious 2012 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science international fellowship. She is currently a postdoc at Harvard Medical School, where she investigates the use of probiotics to treat disease.

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    A Day in the Life

    Dr. Yael Schuster, who is a research consultant at the Weizmann Institute, takes us on a tour of a day in the life of a scientist. Dr. Schuster is passionate about science and sharing it – particularly with girls, whom she aims to inspire. As ""Dr. Mom,"" she reveals the mysteries of the planet during the day – and is a parent all the time.

  • 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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    Local Teen Conducts Scientific Research in Israel

    Shari-Lynn Odzer and daughter Jamie both took part in the Dr. Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute, which attracts talented high-school graduates from all over the world. The summer before college, the lucky few who were accepted arrive on the Weizmann campus to conduct basic research alongside the scientists. This past summer, as the <em>Sun-Sentinel</em> reports, a third Odzer woman took part: younger daughter Nicole.

  • 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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    Four Israeli Women of Note

    Jewish Woman Magazine named the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Michal Schwartz as one of ""Four Israeli Women of Note"" for her important work developing radical new treatments for spinal cord injuries.

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    On the Probiotic Trail

    The probiotics research of Dr. Naama Geva-Zatorsky helped her win a prestigious UNESCO-L'Oreal international fellowship. But that's just the beginning of what promises to be a long career, as ""there are 10 times more bacteria than human cells in the body,"" influencing everything from health to weight to depression.

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    Weizmann Professor is Not Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf

    The Jerusalem Post reports on the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Edna Mozes, who has developed a promising experimental drug that could help half of the almost 5 million people suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus. Women comprise 90 percent of those with lupus – Latin for ""wolf,"" due to a distinctive facial rash. There is currently no cure.