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Biological Chemistry

Where Have all the Mitochondria Gone?

Weizmann Institute researchers shed light on a crucial step in fertilization

DNA repair mechanism. Image: Wikimedia Commons

A combined DNA repair score can reveal an individual’s chances of developing lung cancer

(l-r) Drs. Yishai Levin, Michal Sharon, Maria Füzesi-Levi and Gili Ben-Nisan

The cell’s recycler is a shape shifter that is versatile, subtle and sophisticated

Elevation of RIP3 in nuclei of neurons from neuronopathic Gaucher (red; arrows) disease mice

Weizmann Institute findings may point the way to a treatment for a devastating childhood disease


HIV and cell membrane. Image:ThinkStock

The molecule that helps HIV invade immune cells might, in the future, help prevent autoimmune attacks

(l-r) Drs. Harry and BenjaminTowbin and Nora

Drs. Harry Towbin and Benjamin Towbin talk about what drew them to the Weizmann Institute

Prof. Ada Yonath was nominated Honors Program Lecturer at New York University School of Medicine; received the 2008 Linus Pauling Gold Medal from Stanford University; and was named George E. Palade Distinguished Lecturer and Gold Medal recipient at Wayne State University.

Prof. Ora Kedem is a membrane research pioneer

Gene Decoding Obeys Road Traffic Rules

Keeping a proper distance between "vehicles" along a gene "track" results in more efficient production of small RNA molecules

Sensory axons induced to prune by trophic withdrawal in vitro

Researchers discover a pivotal mechanism for shaping the nervous system

Cellulose fibers in the plant cell wall magnified 50,000 times by an atomic force microscope

Observing the breakdown of the tough material in plant cell walls may lead to better biofuel production