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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BGU Takes Step Toward Curing AFib

November 7, 2019

Tags: Medical Research

After discovering a gene that causes atrial fibrillation (AFib), researchers are developing a new medication.

BGU PREPARED Center to Conduct Stress Study

November 4, 2019

Tags: Medical Research

The study will survey youth in communities near the Gaza border, where stress from terror is taking a toll.

BGU Prof. Makes Strides in Autism Early Diagnosis

November 4, 2019

Tags: Medical Research

The technique involves tracking the eye movements of children as they watch specific films.