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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 Licenses Solar Energy Technology to Israeli Start-up

July 30, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Press Releases

Zenith Solar, an Israeli startup technology company, has reached agreement with BGU's technology transfer company, BGN Technologies, to license solar energy technology developed at BGU.

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.

U.N. Sponsors Desertification Conference at BGU

July 11, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

More than 200 participants from over 30 countries participated in an international conference coordinated by the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification – Annex IV nations (UNCCD). The conference highlighted Israel's and BGU's role as a leader in this field.

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.

Artificial Reef Installed in Red Sea

July 11, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

The Marine Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has installed an artificial reef in the Gulf of Eilat, a collaboration between Israelis and Jordanians to restore local reef culture.

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 Archaeologist Unearths New Findings at Sobibor Death Camp

July 11, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

An archaeologist at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)has unearthed numerous findings from the Sobibor death camp in eastern Poland that will shed more light on what occurred there during the Holocaust.