A New Scanner for Your SkinThe Jewish Star -- A new device to analyze and diagnose skin lesions before they are visibile to the naked eye is under development at BGU.
Weight Loss May Reduce Artery CloggingCNN -- In a BGU study, middle-aged people with heart disease or diabetes who lost more than 12 pounds over a two-year period successfully reduced the size of the deposits (or plaques) clogging their arteries.
Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog ArteriesBusiness Week-- BGU researcher Dr. Iris Shai discovers that low-fat, low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets can reverse the thickening of artery walls that can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Family Therapy is More Effective than Standard Treatment for ...BGU researchers discover that adolescents with suicidal thoughts and depression have faster reduction of symptoms when treated with family therapy than with private or conventional therapy.
Weight Loss Diets Significantly Reverse Clogging of the ArteriesA 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 ...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 LaboratoryThe 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 ...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 TimeJT 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.
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