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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Medical Cannabis Is Effective in Elderly Patients

February 15, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

BGU finds that therapeutic use of marijuana helps relieve chronic pain due to diseases such as cancer.

Building Bridges Through Medicine

February 8, 2018

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Dr. Adi Leiba brings together Israeli and Palestinian medical professionals in the West Bank for training.

Female Physicians Are Less Likely to Admit Women to ICU

February 6, 2018

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

BGU researchers found male and female physicians selected critically ill patients differently.