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BGU Hosts World’s Largest Conference on Desertification

December 3, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

More than 350 participants from over 40 countries are expected to participate in the largest international conference focused on the environment, which will be held at at the University’s Sede Boqer campus under the auspices of BGU’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.

Looking for Freshwater Solutions

November 26, 2008

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

The Media Line -- BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research is helping to solve Israel's water shortage. Zuckerberg was recently selected to be Israel's national center for advanced water technologies, acting as a bridge between academia and entrepreneurs.

BGU Professor’s Solar Panels Are Paving the Way to a ...

November 25, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Robotics & High-Tech

BGU Professor David Faiman has developed solar panels that might be the answer to global solar energy problems.

IDF Envisions Army of Animal Robots

November 24, 2008

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Ha'aretz--Researchers at BGU have developed a corps of robots to assist the Israeli government with rescue and special military operations. The project was launched in 1994 after failed attempts to rescue kidnapped soldier Nachshon Wachsman.

Ben-Gurion University and Rutgers University Weigh Solar ...

November 24, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research

New Jersey Jewish News --Prof. David Faiman, chair of BGU's Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics and director of Israel's National Solar Energy Center, discusses possible collaboration with Rutgers University.

In the Desert: Why Israel is a Model for Some of the ...

November 24, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Natural Sciences

Chicago Jewish News--The four-day conference was held under the joint auspices of BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and drew more than 200 participants from 33 countries to BGU's Sede Boqer campus, deep inside the Negev Desert region.

Diabetes Research May Be at Cusp of Cure

November 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have demonstrated that treating diabetic animals with alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) following an islet transplantation procedure eliminates inflammation that causes islet transplants to fail. Such treatment opens the door to successful transplantation and a cure for diabetes.

Blood-Brain Barrier Disruption Implicated in Post-traumatic ...

October 31, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Alon Friedman and his colleagues reported recent research results that predict that patients with prolonged Blood-Brain Barrier breakdown after brain injury are at greater risk to develop epilepsy. The results helped the team develop new diagnostic tools with potential preventive therapeutic implications.

Hormone May Prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

October 28, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

A new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers found that a high dose of cortisone could help reduce the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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.