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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Artificial Sweeteners Are Terrible for Your Health

October 16, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

BGU finds that artificial sweeteners are toxic to the gut and can cause digestive problems.

Robots in the Operating Room

September 28, 2018

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

BGU is developing surgery-assisting robots and pill-sized devices that can be controlled with a remote.

BGU Develops Better Drug to Treat Osteoporosis

September 12, 2018

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

Based on a natural protein, this drug could treat this disease and others better and without side-effects.