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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.

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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