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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Memory Breakthrough Could Help Dementia Patients

September 17, 2019

Tags: Medical Research

Surprised researchers discover single-celled organisms can "remember" where food sources are located.

BGU Scientist Makes Smart Devices From Mere Molecules

August 28, 2019

Tags: Alternative Energy, Nanotechnology

The possible applications are endless, ranging from clean energy to telecommunications to medicine.

BGU Discovers the Potential of a New Superfood

August 12, 2019

Tags: Medical Research

Mankai is a new aquatic plant strain of duckweed that is perfect for filling, vitamin-rich smoothies.