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Science for the Benefit of Humanity.
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When the proteins in our bodies don’t fold properly, they can form toxic clumps that cause ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Rina Rosenzweig is studying the cellular machinery that can break apart these clumps, which could help prevent, slow, or even reverse these devastating conditions.

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Congrats to #SpaceIL for being named a finalist for the #GoogleLunarXPRIZE! Weizmann Prof. Oded Aharonson is the mission scientist for the SpaceIL project, which aims to land Israel’s first spacecraft on the moon.

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From medicine to technology to space exploration, Weizmann scientists made great strides over the past year. We invite you to read more about the Institute’s notable discoveries of 2016. We hope you’ll join us by supporting groundbreaking science in the year ahead!

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How do our #brains direct us to a specific destination, even when it’s hidden? Working with #bats, Weizmann scientists shed light on this question, which may lead to new insights about #Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ever wonder how the moon was formed? A leading theory holds that the moon was born of a single giant collision in space, but new Weizmann research challenges this idea.


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What is the value of a Weizmann education? For Dr. Oren Shoval, earning a PhD at the Institute meant learning a philosophy of creativity & curiosity that greatly influences his work as a tech entrepreneur. Today, he is co-founder of the NYC-based startup #Via, a popular ride-share service that is now taking the on-demand transportation space by storm.

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As The New York Times reports, Weizmann cryptographers reveal why "smart" home devices, such as light bulbs, may be irresistible to hackers.

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It’s #NationalBreastCancerAwarenessMonth! Did you know that the Weizmann Institute of Science invented a noninvasive, MRI-based method to diagnose #breastcancer? Learn more about how Weizmann scientists are developing better ways to prevent, detect, and treat this devastating disease.



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What do we have in common with Revlon? We both want women to live longer, healthier lives. Join us by supporting lifesaving women's health research. #RevlonMillion


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