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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BGU Neonatal Experts Provide Training in Ghana

February 21, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

They teach neonatal techniques and assess operational successes and challenges in two hospitals.

Medical Cannabis Is Effective in Elderly Patients

February 15, 2018

Tags: Medical Research

BGU finds that therapeutic use of marijuana helps relieve chronic pain due to diseases such as cancer.

Building Bridges Through Medicine

February 8, 2018

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Dr. Adi Leiba brings together Israeli and Palestinian medical professionals in the West Bank for training.