Biomedical

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New research at the Institute sheds some light on a protein that could make it harder for overweight people to stick to a diet. That protein helps regulate the effects of leptin – a hormone that reduces appetite and increases physical activity. People missing the leptin gene are invariably obese. It turns out, however, that…

Three news items were posted on our site today. The first is on two papers by a group in Spain. Normally we don’t publicize papers that are not written by Institute scientists, but these are a special case. They appear to have clinched the claims of a Weizmann scientist that one can treat stroke and…

Two Ounces of Prevention

Two recent papers to come out of the Weizmann Institute have possible medical applications — one in preventing pregnancy, the other in preventing the deadly effects of nerve gas. The first might give pause to those among us who are “believers” in antioxidants. It seems that those “nasty” molecules they eliminate — reactive oxygen species…