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Off-Label Morning Sickness Drug Deemed Safe for Fetuses

June 11, 2009

Tags: Business & Management, Medical Research, Press Releases

Off-label morning sickness drug, Metoclopramide, poses no significant risks to the fetus according to a large collaborative study by researchers and physicians at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Soroka University Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, and the Division of Pharmacology, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The results were published in the June 11 issue of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

Marc Rich Foundation Invests in Women Researchers

June 5, 2009

Tags: Business & Management, Press Releases

The Marc Rich Foundation Prizes for Excellence in Research for Women Researchers were announced at the 39th Annual Board of Governors’ Meeting at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in May. The prizes were created this year to advance the position of women in academia.

Israeli University Honors Environmental Sculptor Dani Karavan

June 1, 2009

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Green Prophet -- BGU honors one of Israel's most outstanding environmental sculptors, Dani Karavan, with an honorary doctoral degree.

Proposed Fruit and Vegetable Tax Threatens Healthy Food ...

May 28, 2009

Tags: Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

The Forward -- BGU economists Bradley Ruffle and Haim Shalit comment on the controversial fruit and vegetable tax Israeli lawmakers have recently proposed.

Who Drives Better: Drunks or Stoners?

May 27, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Robotics & High-Tech

Popular Science -- The Cadillac simulator at BGU's Laboratory for Human Factors in Road Safety immerses drivers in a personalized road trip while researchers monitor their glance, expression and heartbeat.

Better Brain-Wave Analysis

May 26, 2009

Tags: Medical Research

Technology Review -- BGU researcher discovers novel method to analyze brain signals which could guide stroke treatment.

Building a Hydrological Future

May 22, 2009

Tags: Desert & Water Research

Haaretz -- BGU environmentalist and lecturer Prof. Alon Tal calls for serious investment by the Israeli government and people to protect, manage and build Israel's water supply.

Israeli University Gives Rare Honor to Jordanian

May 19, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

The Associated Press -- BGU is recognizing Dr. Mohammed al-Hadid, president of the Jordan Red Crescent, for a joint Israeli-Jordanian program in emergency medicine to be offered at BGU.

As Pope Ends Trip, Complaints Echo

May 18, 2009

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

The Wall Street Journal -- BGU professor of Jewish history Hanna Yablonka expresses her disappointment that Pope Benedict XVI and the Israeli authorities were unable to make a more profound effort to bridge divides.