Dr. Ruth Promises “Good Sex for Life” for Donations


The renowned psychosexual therapist will be receiving an honorary doctoral degree from BGU in May. To commemorate the honor, she is establishing the Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer Endowed Scholarship for Psychology.

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BGU Hosts World’s Largest Conference on Desertification

December 3, 2008

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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

Diabetes Research May Be at Cusp of Cure

November 3, 2008

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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

Hormone May Prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

October 28, 2008

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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).

Professor Alon Tal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Role in Creating Israel’s Environmental Movement

September 23, 2008

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BEER-SHEVA — September 18, 2008 — Prof. Alon Tal of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev received a Lifetime Achievement Award
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Happiness and Optimism May Help Protect Women Against Breast Cancer

August 29, 2008

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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

Strong Support Networks Can Lessen Depression and Harsh Effects from Terror Attacks in Teens

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

Biogas Project for Bedouin Community Provides Environmental and Health Solutions (video)

August 13, 2008

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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

BGU Initiates Project to Eliminate Intestinal Worms in Ethiopia

August 7, 2008

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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

Shining a Light on Infection

July 30, 2008

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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