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Molecular Genetics

Danit and Einat Finkelshtein

Some sets of twins even study science together. 

(l-r) Standing: Einat Levy, Dr. Liat Rousso Noori and Eynat Finkelshtein. Sitting: Prof. Hilla Knobler, Dr. Alon Chen, Prof. Ari Elson and Dr. Yael Kuperman. Sensitivity

Scientists reveal how mice lacking the PTPe protein consume fat and stay slim.

Dr. Elazar Zelzer

Dr. Elazar Zelzer received the Scientific Council Prize for the Life Sciences from the Weizmann Institute’s Scientific Council (2011).

Leptin receptor positive neuron in the mouse hypothalamus
Mice lacking the protein stayed slim, even on a high-fat diet.
Drs. Rotem Sorek and Adi Stern. Bacteria's Achilles heel

Autoimmune disease in bacteria: The finding could lead to new kinds of antibiotics.

A developing eye of the fruit fly (left) is connected by the optic stalk to the optic lobe in the fly’s brain

Institute scientists discover an entirely new form of transportation inside nerve cells

(l-r) Standing: Sharon Kredo, Dr. Tali Melkman Zehavi, Roni Oren. Sitting: Dr. Eran Hornstein, Natali Rivkin, Amitai Mandelbaum

A newly discovered step in insulin production could give researchers new tools to deal with diabetes

Prof. Yoram Groner
Genetically engineered human SOD, manufactured based on Prof. Yoram Groner's research, is now undergoing clinical trials
Prof. Yosef Shaul

Bio-Hep-B, a vaccine for hepatitis B based on Prof. Shaul's research, is produced by Biotechnology General and marketed in Israel

Prof. Michel Revel

 A drug developed  by InterPharm Laboratories Ltd. was first isolated and cloned by Prof. Michel Revel.