The Weizmann Institute located in Rehovot, Israel is a post-graduate institution offering M.Sc and PhD degrees in mathematics, computer science, physics, bio-chemistry and other inter-disciplinary degrees. The Weizmann Institute attracts high-caliber graduate students and the faculty has been the recipient of various Wolf Prizes and a Turing Award.

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Human embryo models grown from stem cells

A research team headed by Prof. Jacob Hanna at the Weizmann Institute of Science has created complete models of human embryos from stem cells cultured in the lab—and managed to grow them outside the womb up to day 14. As ...

A 'Jupiter' hotter than the sun

The search for exoplanets—planets that orbit stars located beyond the borders of our solar system—is a hot topic in astrophysics. Of the various types of exoplanets, one is hot in the literal sense: hot Jupiters, a class ...

Underground symbiosis counters drought

When the going gets tough, we all need a helping hand, and trees are no different. Researchers in the Plant Sciences Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered that in drought conditions, cypresses get ...

Prepared for war: How cells survive viral invasion

"Let him who desires peace, prepare for war," wrote the Roman author Vegetius in the 4th century CE. Our bodies, it seems, live by this dictum: Even in times of peace, some cells express high levels of defensive, antiviral ...

Dust in the wind: Forecasting storms with AI

Dust storms are not only a nuisance for anyone trying to keep their house spick and span, they also pose a very real health hazard and are a major ecological concern. Respiratory problems caused by breathing in dust and other ...

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