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A University With the Potential to Change All of Israel

September 3, 2021

Tags: Leadership, Awards & Events, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

“We are partnering in the remarkable, which is modern Israel as manifest through a university," says Doug Seserman, Chief Executive Officer of Americans for Ben-Gurion University. "BGU is driving the country forward.”

Reuters Spotlights BGU Goldfish Story That’s Gone Viral

January 10, 2022

Tags: Research News

Showing that a fish has the cognitive capability to navigate outside its natural environment of water can expand scientific knowledge of animals' essential navigation skills. Media coverage for this BGU project has gone viral.

Can Studying DNA Like Language Lead to New Breakthroughs?

January 25, 2022

Tags: Natural Sciences

BGU biochemist Dr. Barak Akabayov and his team aimed to learn new information by studying DNA's letter sequences linguistically. "I believe we can use this approach to plan innovative new drugs in the future as needed," he predicts.

BGU Tech Aims to Improve Astronauts’ Brain Health

January 25, 2022

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Israeli astronaut, Eytan Stibbe will wear BGU's innovative EEG sensors, invented by Dr. Oren Shriki, during his February mission to the International Space Station.

Times of Israel: COVID Vaccine for Israeli Babies in April 2022

January 14, 2022

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Government coronavirus adviser Prof. Nadav Davidovitch, director of BGU's School of Public Health, also noted in a press briefing on Wednesday that Israel was aiming to introduce infant doses soon.

Times of Israel: Slow Brain Atrophy With This Diet

January 12, 2022

Tags: Research News

BGU researchers have discovered that age-related brain atrophy can be slowed with a green Mediterranean diet, high in polyphenols — a type of micronutrient naturally occurring in plants — and low in red and processed meat.

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Introducing Americans for Ben-Gurion University

Get to know our brand new movement! We support a 21st-century unifying vision for Israel by supporting BGU’s remarkable work and role as an apolitical beacon of light in the Negev desert.


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We’ve changed our name! American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) is now Americans for Ben-Gurion University. Learn more about us here.