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Ronen Alon

Travel Ban on Immune Cells Could Prevent Sepsis
24.09.2020

Lactate, thought to be a byproduct of cell respiration, plays a central role in the potentially lethal immune reaction 

White blood cell squeezing through endothelial cells (grey) on its way out of the blood vessel walls. The actin cytoskeleton of both cells is exposed; the white blood cell nucleus is shown in brown and the large actin rich extension that dismantles the endothelial actin is shown in yellow
26.01.2017

White blood cells push their way through barriers to get to infection sites

A metastatic breast cancer cell under a fluorescent microscope.
23.02.2015

The discovery of a new breast cancer gene holds hope for treatment

Prof. Ronen Alon
10.05.2012

Prof. Ronen Alon has been elected as a Member of EMBO (2012)

 
Electron microscope image of an effector cell inserting several appendages through endothelial cell membranes
30.01.2012

Hidden “exit signs” ensure that only certain white blood cells can find them.

Electron microscope image of an effector cell inserting several  appendages through endothelial cell membranes
15.12.2011

Keeping chemical signals inside the cells lining blood vessels ensures that only specially trained immune cells will find them...

A scanning electron microscope image of a white blood cell with “legs”
01.10.2009

White blood cells "walk" on tiny legs

Weizmann Institute Scientists Show White Blood Cells Move like Millipedes
04.05.2009
How do white blood cells – immune system ‘soldiers’ – get to the site of infection or injury? To do so, they must crawl...
Help on the Way
01.10.2007
Institute scientists reveal the mechanics of a braking system that helps white blood cells stop at the right...
TAKING ACTION AT STEP 3: METASTASIS
01.09.2004
Fewer than 10 percent of cancer deaths are caused by tumors growing at their original site; in the majority of cases the...

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