Weight Loss Diets Significantly Reverse Clogging of the Arteries
A two-year study led by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) found that healthy, long-term weight loss diets can significantly reverse carotid (main brain artery) atherosclerosis, a direct risk factor for strokes and heart attacks.
Radically Rethinking Agriculture for the 21st Century
Science Magazine -- Aquaculture and a scale-up of dryland and saline agriculture are part of the solutions for the future and BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research is leading the way.
The Success of Islet Regeneration Rests on an Anti-Inflammatory ...
BGU's Dr. Eli Lewis grafted healthy insulin producing islet cells into diabetic mice and then added an anti-inflammatory drug called alpha-1-antitrypsin, or AAT. Within three months, the AAT created successful survival for the grafted islet cells and the mice started making insulin like any normal healthy pancreas.
BGU Receives Generous Donation to Launch Radiobiology Laboratory
The new Jerry Cohen Radiobiology Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will perform cutting edge research on cancer treatments and other health benefits associated with low dose exposure to ionizing radiation.
Sowing the Seeds
The Jerusalem Post -- BGU's Africa Center is nurturing relations between Israel and the African continent, encouraging student volunteer delegations and bilateral academic study.
BGU Physicians Return from Haiti: UPDATED REPORT 2/14
Physicians affiliated with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev who were among the IDF medical and rescue delegation in Haiti were honored for their relief efforts on BGU's Marcus Family Campus.
Integrating Private Insurance With Public Health Would Improve ...
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and UCLA researchers found that the U.S. health care system could be vastly improved through a National Healthcare Trust (NHT), which would ensure that health spending would be targeted to its most productive uses.
Analyzing the Search for Missing Relatives
Israel National News ��� A master���s student at BGU is researching the societal impact of a popular ���Missing Relatives��� program that began during the Holocaust and plans to publish her findings on how the service influenced Israeli society.
Want an MBA from an Entrepreneurial Hot Spot?
Christian Science Monitor -- An Israeli MBA from BGU offers American-style academic rigor, dynamic entrepreneurial atmosphere, and a lower price tag.
Peace, One EMT at a Time
JT News--This past October saw the launch of the Israel-Jordan Academic Emergency Medicine Collaboration that brought 15 Jordanians to BGU to study with Israeli students and earn bachelor's degrees in emergency medical technology.