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Tracking the PCCA Gene in Sephardim

May 20, 2011

Tags: Medical Research

Prof. Ohad Birk is working on a cure for an atrophy disease found in Jews of Iraqi and Moroccan descent.

BGU Researcher Awarded Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant ...

May 13, 2011

Tags: Medical Research

Fast Company -- Alberto Bilenca's project uses mobile phone cameras equipped with polarized laser pointers to diagnose this deadly disease.

Gates Foundation Awards Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ...

May 13, 2011

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

BGU researcher Alberto Bilenca, Ph.D. has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a fast, low-cost device to accuracy diagnose malaria without the need for blood collection in field settings.

BGU’s BMI Study in New England Journal of Medicine

April 7, 2011

Tags: Medical Research

Study finds that teens with a slightly elevated body mass index (BMI) are at risk for obesity.

Olives: For Food, Biodiesel, Ethanol and Medicine

April 7, 2011

Tags: Alternative Energy

BGU researchers investigate using waste products from the production of olives as biofuel.

Adolescent Body Mass Index Can Predict Young Adulthood Diabetes ...

April 6, 2011

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A New England Journal of Medicine Study following 37,000 teenagers for 17 years found that an elevated, yet normal range Body Mass Index (BMI) constitutes a substantial risk factor for obesity-related disorders in young adults (age 30-40). The research team included BGU Professors Iris Shai and Assaf Rudich as well as the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps and Tel Hashomer Hospital.

Drivers Are As Good As Their Vision

April 4, 2011

Tags: Medical Research

AutoObserver -- BGU researchers find that diminished peripheral vision may contribute to pedestrian-related accidents among drivers over 65.

BGU Student Profile: Sara Tal Kalman

March 16, 2011

Tags: Medical Research

Sara Tal Kalman, 23, is a second year student in the BGU's Department of Emergency Medicine. "BGU is the only university in Israel where I could study for B.A. in emergency medicine."

BGU Student Profile: Sara Tal Kalman

March 16, 2011

Tags: Medical Research

Sara Tal Kalman, 23, is a second year student in the BGU's Department of Emergency Medicine. "BGU is the only university in Israel where I could study for B.A. in emergency medicine."




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