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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.

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

August 8, 2008

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

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.

BGU Initiates Project to Eliminate Intestinal Worms in Ethiopia

August 7, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

BGU Professor Zvi Bentwich, who heads The Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS in Israel (CEMTA), is beginning an intensive program in Ethiopia to eradicate intestinal worms which affect as much as 50 percent of the population in Africa.

The Quest for Water Purity

August 7, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research

NY Jewish Week--A Ben-Gurion University researcher has a technique to monitor pollutants before they enter Israel���s aquifers.