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Ben-Gurion University Virologist is a Modern-Day Microbe Hunter

August 14, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Heritage Florida Jewish News--The American-born virologist, who made aliyah with his family in 2002, makes frequent trips to East Africa to study a variety of infectious agents. He���s interested in everything from the influenza bug to the lethal Ebola virus, to Rift Valley Fever and the parasite-borne Leishmania.

Biogas Project for Bedouin Community Provides Environmental and ...

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University graduate students developed environmentally-sound methods of waste disposal for the Bedouin community. The project, “Promoting the Use of Biogas in Bedouin Villages and Training Bedouin Women Leaders in Environmental Health,” placed third in the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Israel Pushes Solar Energy Technology

August 13, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

NPR--BGU's Professor David Faiman discusses how his photovoltaic cell technology could solve one of the fundamental problems of solar energy.

Irish Folk History and Social Memory (audio)

August 13, 2008

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Public Radio International--Dr. Guy Beiner of BGU's Department of General History talks with PRI about how the French invasion of Ireland in 1789 is still regarded as earth-shattering importance in some towns in Western Ireland.

In the Desert: Why Israel is a Model for Some of the ...

August 8, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

Chicago Jewish News--The four-day conference was held under the joint auspices of BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, and drew more than 200 participants from 33 countries to BGU's Sde Boker campus, deep inside the Negev Desert region.

BGU Initiates Project to Eliminate Intestinal Worms in Ethiopia

August 7, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

BGU Professor Zvi Bentwich, who heads The Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS in Israel (CEMTA), is beginning an intensive program in Ethiopia to eradicate intestinal worms which affect as much as 50 percent of the population in Africa.

The Quest for Water Purity

August 7, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research

NY Jewish Week--A Ben-Gurion University researcher has a technique to monitor pollutants before they enter Israel���s aquifers.

Higher Education Down South (BGU’s Eilat Campus)

August 5, 2008

Tags: Business & Management, Negev Development & Community Programs

Jerusalem Post--Since its earliest days, Eilat, Israel's sunniest city, has been famous as a paradise for tourists. But now that BGU's new extension campus is up and running, Eilat is also about to become a thriving academic center.

Alcohol May Lower Blood Sugar

August 5, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

Reuters--In people with type 2 diabetes, a daily glass of wine with dinner lowers fasting blood sugar levels, BGU researchers found.