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Breaches in Blood-brain Barrier Might Lead to Later Psychiatric ...

April 16, 2010

Tags: Medical Research

The Dana Foundation -- Clinical observations, coupled with study of animal models, have led Dr. Alon Friedman, a neuroscientist at BGU, to hypothesize that damage to the blood-brain barrier may be a gateway to psychiatric illness.

Reviving the Zionist Dream

April 16, 2010

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles -- Ayalim, the pioneering Israeli youth movement, is being touted as the hardy new transformation of old-school Zionism. Ninety-five percent of the Negev village builders are Ben-Gurion University students.

Science and Zionism Bloom Side by Side in the Desert

April 16, 2010

Tags: Uncategorized

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles-- To highlight Ben-Gurion University���s recent advances and contributions to Israel and the world, AABGU hosted a symposium and dinner on April 11 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, featuring presentations by three groundbreaking scholars and researchers.

A Mission of Caring

April 16, 2010

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research, Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Leaders Magazine -- Professor Rivka Carmi, M.D., president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, speaks about the University's groundbreaking research and expertise locally and around the globe.

Israel vs the United States: the Wrong Goliath

March 28, 2010

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

OpenDemocracy.net -- The sudden collision between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama���s administrations is reverberating across the middle east. BGU's Prof. Fred Lazin weighs in.

Researcher Receives $100,000 Prize for Heart Repair Research

March 23, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Prof. Smadar Cohen, head of BGU’s Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering, has received a prestigious award for her research which led to the creation of an innovative cardiac scaffold that prevents tissue damage following heart attacks.

A New Scanner for Your Skin

March 23, 2010

Tags: Medical Research

The 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 Clogging

March 16, 2010

Tags: Medical Research

CNN -- 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 Arteries

March 4, 2010

Tags: Medical Research

Business 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 ...

March 4, 2010

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

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.