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Nava Dekel

Top: Dr. Noa Chapal-Ilani and Yitzhak Reizel. Bottom: Drs. Rivka Adar and Shalev Itzkovitz, and Profs. Nava Dekel and Ehud Shapiro

Tracing the lineages of cells resolves some outstanding questions in biology

Mouse cell lineage tree. Oocytes are in red, bone marrow stem cells in yellow, demonstrating that the two form separate clusters with only a distant relationship

A new method is helping to resolve controversies and answer some open questions in biology. 

Pregnant Venus. The other side of stress molecules

The “stress” molecules eliminated by common food supplements play a positive role in ovulation.

Weizmann Institute Scientists Discover: Antioxidants Cause Fertility Problems in Females
Antioxidants are sold over the counter everywhere. They’re added to food, drink and face cream. But according to Prof. Nava...
Image of an embryo overlaid withan immunofluorescent image of the decidua (purple). Dendritic cells are in green and blood vessels in red
Immune system scouts take on a surprising role
Positive Results

Once in a while, a finding can change lives almost immediately

Even when...

An Injury that Heals

Routine uterine biopsies turned up a surprising result that could open up new pathways in fertility research....

Prof. Nava Dekel.

Some unexpected pregnancies may herald hope for women with fertility problems