Filter by
  • topic
      show all
Israel’s Big Green Future

August 3, 2008

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

E Magazine--From biofules to fish farms, water purification, "green" building, and marine life restoration, BGU researchers are doing what they can to maximize Israel���s limited natural resources.

Can Seaweed Mend a Broken Heart?

August 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

Scientific American--New research indicates that an alginate-based biomaterial injected into heart attack victims may stave off further damage.

BGU Study Fuels Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Debate

August 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

The Wall Street Journal--Overweight people on low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets lost more weight and got greater cardiovascular benefits than people on a conventional low-fat diet.

Shining a Light on Infection

July 30, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A new type of fiber optic biosensor-enabled blood test that resembles a pen rapidly determines what type of infection a patient has and whether he needs antibiotics. The biopen, called PhagoLum, was developed by Drs. Moni Magrisso and Robert Marks of BGU's National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and could be on the market by 2009.

Scented Tomatoes Developed at BGU

July 30, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

A new type of genetically modified tomato with aromas of lemon and roses was developed in part by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), which could affect the aroma of many fruits and other crops.

MBA Team Wins Second Prize in Worldwide Intel Competition for ...

July 30, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Press Releases

A team of Honors MBA students from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev won second place in the Intel Education® and University of California Berkeley competition. Teams were judged on emerging technology products and services that could make a significant global impact.

Genetic Cause of Bedouin Children’s Disease Discovered

July 30, 2008

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

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center have identified the genetic defect responsible for Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (NAD), a severe and often fatal neurodegenerative disease common in Bedouin children.

Low-fat Diet May Not be Best Choice

July 30, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A two-year study led by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) reveals that low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets may be safer and more effective in achieving weight loss than the standard, medically prescribed low-fat diet.

BGU Licenses Solar Energy Technology to Israeli Start-up

July 30, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Press Releases

Zenith Solar, an Israeli startup technology company, has reached agreement with BGU's technology transfer company, BGN Technologies, to license solar energy technology developed at BGU.

BGU Professor Awarded 2007 Michael Prize for Epilepsy Research

July 14, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Prof. Alon Friedman of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has won the prestigious 2007 Michael Prize for Epilepsy Research from the Michael Foundation of Germany. The Michael Prize is awarded biennially, and focuses on scientists under the age of 45.