The artificial cell system developed at the Weizmann Institute can advance our understanding of gene expression.
The development of a new generation of drugs which attenuate the lethal effects of a whole range of viral and bacterial infections may benefit people suffering from less-researched diseases such as Ebola.
Is the Higgs boson what had been expected, as physicists currently estimate, or could it lead to a new chapter in modern physics?
If we want proof of how extreme weather conditions can effect political change, Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum says we just need to look to the Mediterranean Basin a thousand or so years ago.
A group of 30 scientists, led by a biologist from Israel's Weizmann Institute, spend a month adrift in the north Atlantic Ocean in hopes of unlocking the ecological secrets hidden in simple, slimy sea algae.
Maria Chudnovsky, an Israeli-American graduate of the Haifa Technion was one of 23 recipients to receive the award, which comes with a check for $500,000.
Scientists are struggling to build a comprehensive theory of how the brain works, with one team working on a computer simulation of a billion nerve cells and the connections between them.
Israeli researchers have zeroed in on a protein linked to long-term memory, allowing them to explore ways to combat memory loss in age-related Alzheimer's and dementia.
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics will be awarded next month, with the recent discovery of the Higgs boson sparking mass conjecture about the likely winners. However, apportioning credit for this historic scientific find is no simple matter.
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute have developed a method to expedite the analysis of genetic syntax, in an attempt to advance our understanding of the genome.
A Tel Aviv University team turned to satellites to measure pollution trends in 189 megacities. Northeast China, India, the Middle East and Central Africa made it to the top of the list
The researchers found that certain nerve cells responded with increased activity to vocalizations of certain vowels, while ignoring others.
An Israeli-led team has shown that bonobos can craft and use tools similar to those that our human ancestors utilized, raising the question: Do we really belong to separate genus?
Advancements in nanomedicine are enabling treatments of everything from fungus to cancer to be targeted more precisely than ever before. Prof. Itai Benhar of Tel Aviv University is on the forefront of this defense system.
For first time, Technion and Weizmann Institutes included in yearly list compiled by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Subsidy will be set according to the schools' social and economic situation: Wealthier schools will get 40 percent of the cost of field trips and schools in poorer areas will get up to 80 percent.
Scientists discover an independent ecosystem in the cave that isn't based on photosynthesis.
Small cylindrical clay objects discovered in recent decades in the north of Israel and Jordan Valley are now believed to be the earliest matches, dating back some 8,400 years, Israeli archaeologists say.
Need for such a center has become apparent in recent years due to discovery of gas in the sea.
Calls come week after two graves were unearthed and damaged during construction of student dormitories.
A world expert in cognitive neuropsychology, Bentin was killed on Friday in California, after he was hit by a truck while cycling.
A new study led by Hila Toledano of Haifa University helps explain why adult stem cells age and suggests ways to fight it.
Petition sheds light on the complicated bureaucracy facing activists who wish to erect a tent; attorneys say policy infringes on the right of freedom of expression.
No, vendors didn't just guess. Ancient Middle East markets were ruled by a precursor to the metric system, which let haggling shoppers exactly how much oil or wine they were buying.
Findings suggest humankind invented earthenware pottery 20,000 years ago, while still living as hunter-gatherers during the height of the last ice age.
Ariel University Center is expected to be upgraded by Council for Higher Education to university status in coming weeks.
Danino calls on the protests' leaders to coordinate with police 'in order to restore sanity.'
At the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, an Israeli scientist and her team are unraveling universal questions.
Maya Gorkin still can't believe the extent of police violence at a rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday night, even though she was subjected to it herself.
At least 37 of the 85 protesters arrested on Saturday will be indicted; protesters say police responded with excessive force after they blocked roads, smashed bank windows.