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    Ecuador Honors First Israeli Woman to Win the Nobel Prize

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Ecuador’s National Congress honored an Israeli Nobel laureate. Ada Yonath, who won the 2009 prize for chemistry, received a medal of scientific merit from the National Assembly’s president, Elizabeth Cabezas, at a ceremony Thursday in Quito, newspaper El Telegrafo reported. “The National Assembly of Ecuador highlights the role of an Israeli expert who participates in the specialized international meeting promoting cooperation and support links to disseminate their vital research, and strengthen inter-exchange opportunities between Israel and Ecuador,” a statement said about the event.

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    A Fresh Start

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> features an interview with Weizmann staff scientist Dr. Daniela Novick, whose research has helped create drugs that ease the suffering of MS and rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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    Between Patroness and Architect: Vera Weizmann’s Part in the Design of Weizmann House in Rehovot

    “You’ve built me a modern, beautiful house, but I cannot live with your design... I must remind you that it is I who have to live in the house, not you”. Vera Weizmann, in a letter to architect Erich Mendelsohn. The patron/artist relationship touches on one of the most complex issues in the architectural profession. In contrast to any other art work where the creative aspirations of the artist constitute the main functional medium, architecture focuses on the client’s ambition, particularly in relation to private houses, where a list of requests express his taste, dreams, social status and lifestyle.

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    Molecular Genetics Expert Adi Kimchi Wins Israel Prize for Life Sciences

    Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced Wednesday that Professor Adi Kimchi of the Weizmann Institute of Science is this year’s winner of the Israel Prize for research in life sciences. Kimchi heads a lab that studies the complex processes of programmed death in living cells. The prize selection committee noted Kimchi’s pioneering work in isolating genes involved in cells’ self-destruction, a process that, among other things, helps the body suppress cancer development.

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    Philanthropy in Action: The 13th Annual Gruber Award

    On April 2, Patricia Gruber presented the 13th annual Gruber Award for Scientific Excellence to the Weizmann Institute’s Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson. Established by Patricia and her late husband, Peter, through their Gruber Foundation, the three-year award recognizes brilliant early-career Weizmann scientists.

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    Being a Woman in Science isn’t Easy: Nobel Laureate Ada Yonath

    Israeli crystallographer Ada Yonath -- whose pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome won her the Nobel Prize in 2009 -- has one advice for women struggling to make a mark in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM): Forget what society thinks and go after what you want.

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