How to Choose a Diet that WorksForbes--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 CancerReuters 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” ValleyJewish 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 HunterHeritage 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.
BGU Initiates Project to Eliminate Intestinal Worms in EthiopiaBGU Professor Zvi Bentwich, who heads The Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS in Israel (CEMTA), is beginning an intensive program in Ethiopia to eradicate intestinal worms which affect as much as 50 percent of the population in Africa.
Alcohol May Lower Blood SugarReuters--In people with type 2 diabetes, a daily glass of wine with dinner lowers fasting blood sugar levels, BGU researchers found.
New Device Aids Operating Room SterilityUPI--A new hand gesture recognition system created at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and tested at a Washington, D.C. hospital enables doctors to use hand motions instead of touching a screen, keyboard or mouse to monitor images, minimizing the risk of infection.
Israel’s PhagoLum to Make Sepsis HistoryIsrael 21c--Early diagnosis and treatment choice for sepsis is a daily challenge in intensive care units. A new diagnostic kit is expected to be in hospital labs by the end of 2010, based on research developed by BGU scientists.
Researcher Identifies Early Cardiac Risk in Sleep DisorderSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel--A Ben-Gurion University-led research team discovered that Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can manifest similar cardiovascular complications in young children as it does in older children and adults.
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