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    Israeli Biologists Rebuke Facebook, Apple for Suggesting Female Workers Freeze Eggs

    Much has been made about companies offering to pay for women employees to freeze their eggs. But is this even realistic or healthy? As <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports, two of the Weizmann Institute's leading scientists, Profs. Michal Neeman and Nava Dekel, have ""strong"" objections to the offer, saying that while it is laudable to encourage women to succeed, they shouldn't have to pay such a high price.

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    Five Business Values from Girl Scouts

    As the Girl Scouts visit Science House for a business mentoring program, Rita J. King reflects on the core values that make the organization a perennial success. The Scouts also created personal videos for the American Committee's Tomorrow Lab project, which encourages people to get involved in science for the benefit of humanity.

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    Why Boosting Your Immune System Is Important for Your Brain's Health

    Good Housekeeping covers Prof. Michal Schwartz's game-changing research showing that a healthy immune system helps protect our brains. As her new book explains, she discovered that the immune system plays a previously unknown, crucial role in several diseases, and may even ""help cure Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's, and more.""

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    The Next Women's Movement is Integrating Men: 6 Critical Steps

    Forbes reports on the state of women's advancement, and how its future will necessarily include men. An interview with Claudia Chan, founder of the S.H.E. Summit, a global conference on women's rights, sheds light on what she's learned from men about how to involve them in the women's movement; she cites the American Committee's Marshall Levin on STEM education.

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    Rate of Women Academics at Universities and Colleges Still Lags Way Behind US and EU

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> says that a recent report from the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and others states that women scientists are ""seriously under-represented"" at higher levels. The academy is currently headed by Weizmann's Prof. Ruth Arnon, who suggests that institutions become more family friendly to aid women scientists.

  • Making Science and Family Fit

    The journal Science profiled the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Michal Sharon, a structural biologist, who addressed the unique challenges facing women in science, and spoke about balancing research and family.

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    2016 Midwest Region Women for Science Luncheon

    The Midwest Region hosted the 6<sup>th</sup> Annual Women for Science Luncheon, an inspiring event honoring women who change lives. The program included a presentation by the Weizmann Institute's Dr. Karina Yaniv, and recognized the 2016 Vision and Impact Award honoree Dr. Janice Feinberg.

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    The Ada Yonath Story

    Learn about the life of Prof. Ada Yonath, who overcame major challenges to become only the fourth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. She accomplished what many others had tried and failed to do: crystallize the ribosome. Her method is used today to develop new types of antibiotics. In 2009, she won the Nobel Prize for deciphering the structure and function of the ribosome.