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Electron micrograph of bacteriophages Image: Dr Graham Beards, Wikimedia Commons

The beneficial bacteria in our guts are open to attack from viruses

Untitled (installation #3), from the Crystal Habit series | Assaf Evron. Archival inkjet print, 2010
When a mimivirus forcibly ejects its genetic material into a cell, it sends along building materials to make a “virus factory”
Drs. Rotem Sorek and Adi Stern. Bacteria's Achilles heel

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

Scanning electron microscope image of Emiliania huxleyi superimposed on a MODIS satellite image of an E. huxleyi bloom in the Barents Sea from 27 July 2004. Satellite image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA; Inset SEM photo by Steve Gschmeissner, Photo Researchers, Inc.
Tiny phytoplankton are key to the oceans' health – as well as our own
Dr. Rotem Sorek. Reading between the lines
Dr. Rotem Sorek wants to turn microbial secrets to human advantage
Doubly Safe Activation
A team of Weizmann Institute scientists show that the immune system employs “dual key” activation to launch a potent...
Prof. Yosef Shaul
Prof. Yosef Shaul wanted to be a scientist since his childhood in Iran
Compound to be Tested on AIDS Patients

A plant-derived anti-viral compund is being tested on AIDs patients