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Bariatric Surgery Minimizes Pregnancy Complications for Obese ...

March 23, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Women who undergo bariatric surgery to treat obesity will reduce the risk of medical and obstetric complications when they become pregnant, according to a study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Relief for Canker Sores

February 10, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A team of physicians at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has discovered that a nightly dose of vitamin B12 is a simple, effective and low risk therapy to prevent Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS), better known as “canker sores.”

New Approach Counters Diabetes in Mice Trials

December 16, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

BGU scientists cured diabetes in a mouse by supplying healthy cells that enabled its immune system to continue to function, creating the closest cure for diabetes to date.

Diabetes Research May Be at Cusp of Cure

November 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have demonstrated that treating diabetic animals with alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) following an islet transplantation procedure eliminates inflammation that causes islet transplants to fail. Such treatment opens the door to successful transplantation and a cure for diabetes.

Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption Implicated in Post-traumatic ...

October 31, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Alon Friedman and his colleagues reported recent research results that predict that patients with prolonged Blood-Brain Barrier breakdown after brain injury are at greater risk to develop epilepsy. The results helped the team develop new diagnostic tools with potential preventive therapeutic implications.

How to Choose a Diet that Works

October 7, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

Forbes--Ben-Gurion University researcher Dr. Iris Shai led a study that followed more than 300 moderately obese Israelis for two years, assigning them to one of three diets: a low-fat, calorie-restricted diet; a Mediterranean diet high in fiber; and a low-carb diet.

Stress May Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer

September 24, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Social Sciences & Humanities

Reuters Health--The results of a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Dr. Ronit Peled support a connection between severe life events, psychological distress and breast cancer.

Make Way for Israel’s Own “Nano-Bio” Valley

August 14, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Natural Sciences, Robotics & High-Tech

Jewish Exponent -- Imagine a spaceship so tiny that it could travel through the human body to pinpoint and release drugs to kill cancer cells or use tools to unclog arteries in the heart. It may sound like science fiction, but according to a BGU physicist, the idea lies in the realm of possibility in the near future.

Ben-Gurion University Virologist is a Modern-Day Microbe Hunter

August 14, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Heritage Florida Jewish News--The American-born virologist, who made aliyah with his family in 2002, makes frequent trips to East Africa to study a variety of infectious agents. He���s interested in everything from the influenza bug to the lethal Ebola virus, to Rift Valley Fever and the parasite-borne Leishmania.

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