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.

“Until now, medicine didn’t have anything to offer kids, but this [BGU’s development] is revolutionary. It’s a Nobel Prize-level discovery.”
– Andy David, Israel’s consul general to the Pacific Northwest

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Why Israel is Becoming a Hub for Parkinson’s Research

April 5, 2021

Tags: Medical Research

Some 150 Israeli startups are developing technologies to help prevent, stop or even cure Parkinson’s.

Genes and Healthy Aging: A New Eye-Opening BGU Study

April 5, 2021

Tags: Research News

Researchers from BGU have identified the genes responsible for a more "healthy aging" process.

South African Variant More Resistant to Vaccine, BGU Finds

March 21, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Research News

The vaccine still worked against the South African variant, but in a less efficient way.