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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Protein Discovery Could Aide Parkinson’s Therapy

April 12, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

A BGU study holds promise for advancing cell-replacement therapy in people with Parkinson’s disease.

Meet BGU’s Smart Robots

April 4, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

BGU researchers and alumni are the brains and creativity behind the robots of the future.

Israeli High-Tech Flourishes in the Negev

March 22, 2018

Tags: Business & Management, Robotics & High-Tech

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