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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.

Professor Alon Tal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Role ...

September 23, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Press Releases

BEER-SHEVA — September 18, 2008 — Prof. Alon Tal of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev received a Lifetime Achievement Award
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Happiness and Optimism May Help Protect Women Against Breast ...

August 29, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

Happiness and optimism may play a role against breast cancer while adverse life events can increase the risk of developing the disease, according to a study by Professor Ronit Peled.

Strong Support Networks Can Lessen Depression and Harsh Effects ...

August 29, 2008

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Shahar and Georgia State University Professor Henrich conducted a study that determined that a strong social support system could cushion the effects of teen depression caused by prolonged exposure to rocket attacks.

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.

Biogas Project for Bedouin Community Provides Environmental and ...

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University graduate students developed environmentally-sound methods of waste disposal for the Bedouin community. The project, “Promoting the Use of Biogas in Bedouin Villages and Training Bedouin Women Leaders in Environmental Health,” placed third in the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Israel Pushes Solar Energy Technology

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

NPR--BGU's Professor David Faiman discusses how his photovoltaic cell technology could solve one of the fundamental problems of solar energy.

Irish Folk History and Social Memory (audio)

August 13, 2008

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Public Radio International--Dr. Guy Beiner of BGU's Department of General History talks with PRI about how the French invasion of Ireland in 1789 is still regarded as earth-shattering importance in some towns in Western Ireland.