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Wasting syndrome – a deadly cancer side-effect – might be diagnosed and treated early on, according to a new study

Mucin (magenta) in the inner lining of a mouse colon, viewed under a microscope

Proteins in our “smart slime” take in potentially toxic ions and deliver them safely to cells, Weizmann Institute researchers have shown...

Rewriting the Classics

Weizmann scientists breathe new life into one of the cell’s most classic and best-researched metabolic pathways

Jam session. Source: Shutterstock

How are the body’s day-night cycles orchestrated between different organs, tissues and cells? 

A cross section of a mouse liver lobule under a fluorescence microscope. The middle layer reveals an abundance of messenger RNA molecules (white dots) for the gene encoding hepcidin, the iron-regulating hormone

Tracking gene expression patterns for 20,000 genes in 1,500 cells revealed a mosaic of activities 

Microbes Take their Sulfur Light

A model explaining the preferences of deep-sea microbes can help reveal the ancient past – as well as predict the future

Bacterial colonies that express different metabolites
Getting bacteria to produce an algal substance means adjusting an entire gene network...
Tube map for plants

Plant breeders may soon be using “Underground maps” to improve their crops

Wild type yeast cells (l) exhibit changes in the membrane pump proteins under different nutrient conditions, while yeast engineered to avoid repressing one transporter type (r) show no change

Why do cells keep two pump systems for nutrient uptake?