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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First Israeli Gets Regenerating Knee-Cartilage Implant

August 15, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

The BGU-developed material regenerates cartilage and bone over time and is currently in clinical trials.

Cannabis May Help Cancer Patients and the Elderly

August 8, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

BGU says cannabis is safe and effective and could help reduce the need for prescription medication.

BGU Conducts Largest Study of the Effects of Episiotomies

June 26, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

Women with first-delivery episiotomies have higher likelihood for tissue damage in subsequent births.