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.

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BGU Research Speeds-up Timeframe Needed to Screen Drugs

January 24, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

The new method means finding drugs for cancer and other diseases takes only days instead of years

Child Vaccination Cuts Flu-related Hospitalization by 54%

January 24, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

A new study is being used to encourage parents to fully vaccinate their children.

BGU and Emory University Partner on Autism Research

January 21, 2020

Tags: Medical Research

International research collaboration could bring us one step closer to a cure for autism.