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Physics of Complex Systems

receptors day and night

Weizmann Institute scientists reveal that a hormone that keeps us alert also suppresses the spread of cancer

Waves of the Future

"Tractor beams" – waves that pull, rather than push – have been created in the lab

An illustration showing the magnetic field lines of two electrons, arranged so that their spins point in opposite directions

Weizmann physicists measured magnetic interactions between single electrons


Power Merger

Nanocrystals that absorb low-energy photons and emit higher-energy ones could increase solar cell efficiency

Without the c-Kit gene, colon cancer cells grow in a disorderly, aggregated manner and are invasive (A); when c-Kit expression is restored in these cells, they revert to a more normal organization (B)

A cancer-causing gene can prevent the deadly spread of a tumor at a later point in malignancy

Dr. Danny Kandel

Dr. Danny Kandel, Senior Director of Advanced Development for KLA-Tencor, Israel, develops ultra-precise measurement systems

“Deregulation scores” of hundreds of brain tumor patients: Each row corresponds to a pathway (that is, a biochemical process), and each column to a sample taken from a patient. Every colored spot stands for a number – the value of the “deregulation score” of the corresponding pathway, as determined for a particular patient. Dark blue stands for the activity of the pathway in normal brain tissue, whereas dark red indicates a high level of deviation from normal behavior. The clearly distinct group of normal b

A new approach to personalized cancer therapy profiles a tumor by its biological pathways

All spin directions (represented by the spheres) collapse on one or the opposite direction depending on the measured photon polarization

Weizmann Institute researchers suggest one can affect an atom’s spin by...

ouroboros love

A study of linkages between words in the dictionary reveals something about the basic structure of language

Drs. Yotam Drier (left) and Gad Getz at the Broad Institute

A unique collaboration is helping map out the genetics of cancer