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Weight Loss Diets Significantly Reverse Clogging of the Arteries

March 4, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A two-year study led by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) found that healthy, long-term weight loss diets can significantly reverse carotid (main brain artery) atherosclerosis, a direct risk factor for strokes and heart attacks.

The Success of Islet Regeneration Rests on an Anti-Inflammatory ...

March 3, 2010

Tags: Medical Research

BGU's Dr. Eli Lewis grafted healthy insulin producing islet cells into diabetic mice and then added an anti-inflammatory drug called alpha-1-antitrypsin, or AAT. Within three months, the AAT created successful survival for the grafted islet cells and the mice started making insulin like any normal healthy pancreas.

BGU Receives Generous Donation to Launch Radiobiology Laboratory

February 24, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

The new Jerry Cohen Radiobiology Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will perform cutting edge research on cancer treatments and other health benefits associated with low dose exposure to ionizing radiation.

Integrating Private Insurance With Public Health Would Improve ...

January 29, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and UCLA researchers found that the U.S. health care system could be vastly improved through a National Healthcare Trust (NHT), which would ensure that health spending would be targeted to its most productive uses.

Peace, One EMT at a Time

January 15, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Social Sciences & Humanities

JT News--This past October saw the launch of the Israel-Jordan Academic Emergency Medicine Collaboration that brought 15 Jordanians to BGU to study with Israeli students and earn bachelor's degrees in emergency medical technology.

Physicians’ Moods Affect Quality of Care, According to BGU Study

January 12, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A new study by a researcher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reveals that physicians’ moods impact the number of prescriptions, referrals and lab tests ordered, as well as the amount of time they spend talking with their patients.

BGU Researcher Receives Award for Parkinson’s Disease ...

January 3, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Dr. Amnon Sintov, a senior lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, has received a Dekker Award from the Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation to advance his groundbreaking research on Parkinson's disease treatment.

A Uniform Method to Interpret Autism Spectrum Disorders is ...

December 30, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher has defined a new, integrated interpretation of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which makes it easier to understand both the commonalities and differences between ASD and other conditions.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (Coxibs) Interfere With Aspirin’s ...

December 23, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A new study conducted at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev reveals that Celebrex and other anti-inflammatory coxib medications may counter the positive effects of aspirin in preventing blood clots.




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