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2014-02-25 16:34:01

PatchView+ is being used to manage a complex inter-connect network environment TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RiT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), the leader in intelligent infrastructure management, today announced that The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has deployed RiT's PatchView+(TM) IIM (Intelligent Infrastructure Management) solution as part of its network upgrade program to manage its physical infrastructure, enhance network security, streamline maintenance and...

2014-01-20 10:36:30

What causes brain damage and inflammation in severe cases of Gaucher disease? Little is known about the events that lead to brain pathology in some forms of the disease, and there is currently no treatment available – a bleak outlook for sufferers and their families. Now, scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered a new cellular pathway implicated in Gaucher disease. Their findings, published today in Nature Medicine, may offer a new therapeutic target for the...

2014-01-13 08:26:55

New biotech incubator to advance biotechnology products in Israel NESS ZIONA, Israel, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FutuRx Incubator*, which has been granted a licence by Israel's Ministry of Economy to establish a biotech Incubator in Israel, began operations on January 1st, 2014 at the Weizmann Science Park in Ness Ziona. Thirty to forty start-up companies are planned to be established during the next eight years. FutuRx was incorporated jointly by OrbiMed Israel Partners,...

2013-02-07 15:20:05

Scientists hope that one day in the distant future, miniature, medically-savvy computers will roam our bodies, detecting early-stage diseases and treating them on the spot by releasing a suitable drug, without any outside help. To make this vision a reality, computers must be sufficiently small to fit into body cells. Moreover, they must be able to "talk" to various cellular systems. These challenges can be best addressed by creating computers based on biological molecules such as DNA or...

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2011-06-23 05:32:59

Researchers say autistic toddlers' brain activity appears to be out of sync at a very early stage. Scientists in Israel used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to look at the brains of sleeping toddlers and found that certain types of neural activity are disrupted in autistic children, but not in typical children. "What we looked at is how the activity is synchronized," Ilan Dinstein of Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who led the study, told Reuters. "And we found that the...

2011-02-08 13:36:48

2 new studies support a novel approach based on Weizmann Institute scientists' research Much of the devastation of stroke and head trauma is due to damage caused the overproduction of a substance in the brain called glutamate. Preventing this damage has been impossible, until now, as many drugs don't cross the so-called blood-brain barrier, and those that do often don't work as intended. But a method originally devised at the Weizmann Institute of Science may, in the future, offer a way to...

2011-01-24 15:34:18

Protection against nerve gas attack is a significant component of the defense system of many countries around the world. Nerve gases are used by armies and terrorist organizations, and constitute a threat to both the military and civilian populations, but existing drug solutions against them have limited efficiency. A multidisciplinary team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science succeeded in developing an enzyme that breaks down such organophosphorus nerve agents efficiently...

2010-11-30 03:00:00

NES ZIONA, Israel, November 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMaterials, Ltd. Israel, a producer of nanotech products, was named a prize winner in the Network of Automotive Excellence Innovation Award 2010 competition. The company, producer of the NanoLub(R) brand of performance enhancing nanotechnology additives for lubricating oils and greases based on its unique nanoparticles, received the award on November 24th, 2010 at the Wuerzburg Automotive Summit, Wurzburg, Germany, in...

2010-11-18 09:15:00

The ability to tell the difference between crystals that formed naturally and those formed by human activity can be important to archaeologists in the field. This can be a crucial bit of information in determining the ancient activities that took place at a site, yet archaeologists often wait for months for the results of laboratory tests. Now, however, an international team of physicists, archaeologists and materials scientists has developed a process that can tell in a matter of minutes the...


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