Medical research at BGU covers the spectrum of human health, with emphasis on neurosciences, diabetes, cardio metabolic health, and cancer.

BGU is an important player in the international bio-medical research arena. Pioneering research is conducted by highly respected senior faculty, a cadre of young scientists returning to Israel from prestigious institutions, and exceptional graduate and postgraduate research fellows. Collaborations between the health, natural and engineering sciences foster an environment of research innovation. BGU’s commitment to community is reflected in research focusing on the health problems of the Negev, especially in the fields of genetics, nutrition and psychiatry.

“The biggest health problem of the 21st century is neurological disease. More than 30 percent of the global population suffers from some type of brain disorder.”
– Prof. Alon Friedman

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Applying Jewish Law to Modern Medical Ethics

July 9, 2020

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Medical Research

BGU’s international medical school director discusses applying Jewish medical ethics during COVID-19.

Cuddling A Furry Robot Makes Life Less Painful

July 1, 2020

Tags: Medical Research, Robotics & High-Tech

A BGU study shows that physically interacting with a robotic seal can reduce the perception of pain.

Ibuprofen Does Not Aggravate COVID-19

June 30, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

Contrary to French findings, BGU researchers conclude the use of ibuprofen does not exacerbate COVID-19.