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Biomolecular Sciences

AI Flexes Its Muscles

A machine learning model sheds new light on muscle development

(l-r) Dr. Anat Bahat and Prof. Rivka Dikstein

Weizmann Institute scientists have discovered two small molecules that can cross the blood-brain barrier in mice, slowing and even reversing...


A new algorithm may greatly speed up the process of engineering therapeutic antibodies

Peripheral sensory neurons in a laboratory dish

A protein facilitating nerve cell repair in the peripheral nervous system might one day point to treatments for neurodegenerative diseases...


Weizmann Institute scientists discovered a gene that may cause weight gain in older people, regardless of their diet

Collagen fibers deposited by fibroblasts in the tumor microenvironment, viewed under a microscope. The fibers form an orderly pattern in tumors with an unmutated BRCA gene (top); in contrast, in tumors of patients harboring BRCA mutations (bottom), the collagen structure is disordered

Weizmann Institute scientists have discovered how mutations in the BRCA genes, particularly prevalent among Ashkenazi Jews, lead to...

An illustration showing four modular enzyme fragments (highlighted) that Weizmann Institute’s CADENZ method can combine to generate active enzymes at a hitherto unseen rate

In a major step toward greener industry, Weizmann Institute scientists create a computational method for generating enzymes with unprecedented...

Tiny droplets formed by peptides and RNA, viewed under a microscope

Recreating conditions that may have existed before the dawn of life, researchers watched droplets give rise to possible precursors of today’s...

Dr. Shiran Barber-Zucker and Prof. Sarel Fleishman. Protein Goldmine

Forget crystals. AI gives Weizmann’s algorithms the means to design biomolecules with a huge range of valuable functions