Can Seaweed Mend a Broken Heart?
Scientific American--New research indicates that an alginate-based biomaterial injected into heart attack victims may stave off further damage.
BGU Study Fuels Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Debate
The Wall Street Journal--Overweight people on low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets lost more weight and got greater cardiovascular benefits than people on a conventional low-fat diet.
Shining a Light on Infection
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.
Scented Tomatoes Developed at BGU
A new type of genetically modified tomato with aromas of lemon and roses was developed in part by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), which could affect the aroma of many fruits and other crops.
MBA Team Wins Second Prize in Worldwide Intel Competition for ...
A team of Honors MBA students from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev won second place in the Intel Education® and University of California Berkeley competition. Teams were judged on emerging technology products and services that could make a significant global impact.
Genetic Cause of Bedouin Children’s Disease Discovered
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
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
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
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
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.