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BGU Designs Wearable System to Predict Seizures

September 29, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

The device uses learning-based algorithms to predict seizures up to one hour in advance.

BGU Technology Filters Airborne COVID-19 Particles

September 25, 2020

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Medical Research

CO2 lasers are used with a graphene mesh to electrocute and neutralize airborne pathogens and bacteria.

BGU Public Health Expert on Israel’s Holiday Lockdown

September 21, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

Can the U.S. learn from Israel's inability to adequately prepare for a future spike in COVID-19 cases?