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Biological Chemistry

Lung cancer. Image: Lange 123 on Wikimedia commons

Activity levels of a second DNA repair mechanism improve prediction of lung cancer risk

Programmed Destruction

Results showing the same signaling enzymes can trigger two different...

(l-r) Dr. Tuval Ben Yehezkel, Prof. Ehud Shapiro and Tamir Biezuner

Programmable devices made of biological molecules can identify exact DNA sequences in living cells

Bringing Down Barriers

An unusual protein sequence may help drugs cross the brain-blood barrier

NOR logic gate. If two transcriptionfactors are missing, green light is emitted

A biological device made of DNA inserted into a bacterial cell works like a...

(l-r) Osnat Tirosh, Nir Fluman and Prof. Eitan Bibi

Scientists reveal one of bacteria’s secret weapons against antibiotics

 Prof. Dan Tawfik, Dr. Mikael Elias, Korina Goldin and Alon Wellner

How do bacteria cope with toxins that resemble nutrients?

Prof. Rivka Dikstein

A newly discovered protein may present a suitably narrow target for cancer treatments

Rejecting Arsenate

Institute scientists reveal how bacteria living in toxic environments identify and expel the poison


Inherited expression levels of the resistance gene (green) and the native gene (red), shown in the stomachs of unchallenged larva (left), challenged larva (center) and unchallenged larval offspring of challenged larvae, eight generations later (right)

Can a genetic response to a short-term threat be inherited over the long term?