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Shining a Light on Infection

July 30, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A new type of fiber optic biosensor-enabled blood test that resembles a pen rapidly determines what type of infection a patient has and whether he needs antibiotics. The biopen, called PhagoLum, was developed by Drs. Moni Magrisso and Robert Marks of BGU's National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and could be on the market by 2009.

Genetic Cause of Bedouin Children’s Disease Discovered

July 30, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center have identified the genetic defect responsible for Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (NAD), a severe and often fatal neurodegenerative disease common in Bedouin children.

Low-fat Diet May Not be Best Choice

July 30, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A two-year study led by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) reveals that low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets may be safer and more effective in achieving weight loss than the standard, medically prescribed low-fat diet.

BGU Professor Awarded 2007 Michael Prize for Epilepsy Research

July 14, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Prof. Alon Friedman of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has won the prestigious 2007 Michael Prize for Epilepsy Research from the Michael Foundation of Germany. The Michael Prize is awarded biennially, and focuses on scientists under the age of 45.

Diet Rich in Low Fat Dairy Can Help Diabetics Lose Weight

July 11, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that a diet rich in low fat dairy calcium helps weight loss in overweight Type-2 diabetes patients.

Arthritis Treatment Breakthrough

July 11, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev made a significant breakthrough in arthritis treatment with the innovative anti-inflammatory drug BL-3030 as the critical next step in long-term treatment for arthritis sufferers.

Study Links Inflammation of Intra-Abdominal Fat and the ...

July 11, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

BGU researchers and colleagues from Soroka University Medical Center and the University of Leipzig, Germany, have discovered a possible link between diseases caused by obesity and fat tissue inflammation in the abdominal area of the body.

BGU Researchers Discover Similar Cardiovascular Complications in ...

June 30, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A research team led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher Dr. Aviv Goldbart M.D. discovered that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can manifest similar cardiovascular complications in young children as it does in older children and adults.

Hand Gesture Recognition System Assists Doctors and Prevents ...

June 29, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases, Robotics & High-Tech

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have developed a new hand gesture recognition system that enables doctors to manipulate digital images during medical procedures by motioning instead of touching a screen, keyboard or mouse.


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