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No Room Left for Nomadism

August 3, 2008

Tags: Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Jewish Exponent--The Bedouin are full Israeli citizens -- comprising about 80,000 people in the north, and 180,000 in the south, roughly 25 percent of the entire Negev population -- entitled to the same rights of Israeli Jews.

Olive Oil Yields Soar with NMR

August 3, 2008

Tags: Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Robotics & High-Tech

Scientific American--By correlating fruit color with oil content measured via nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), growers can find the optimal time to harvest their olives.

Going Viral: Israeli Doctor Fights Disease around the World

August 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Negev Development & Community Programs

J Weekly--Dr. Michael Alkan, BGU professor emeritus of medicine, might turn up in Botswana to teach local doctors how to combat infectious diseases. Or he might spend a month in Ecuador setting up a hospital.

Israel’s Big Green Future

August 3, 2008

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

E Magazine--From biofules to fish farms, water purification, "green" building, and marine life restoration, BGU researchers are doing what they can to maximize Israel���s limited natural resources.

Can Seaweed Mend a Broken Heart?

August 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

Scientific American--New research indicates that an alginate-based biomaterial injected into heart attack victims may stave off further damage.

BGU Study Fuels Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Debate

August 3, 2008

Tags: Medical Research

The Wall Street Journal--Overweight people on low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets lost more weight and got greater cardiovascular benefits than people on a conventional low-fat diet.

Shining a Light on Infection

July 30, 2008

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

A new type of fiber optic biosensor-enabled blood test that resembles a pen rapidly determines what type of infection a patient has and whether he needs antibiotics. The biopen, called PhagoLum, was developed by Drs. Moni Magrisso and Robert Marks of BGU's National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and could be on the market by 2009.

Scented Tomatoes Developed at BGU

July 30, 2008

Tags: Press Releases

A new type of genetically modified tomato with aromas of lemon and roses was developed in part by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), which could affect the aroma of many fruits and other crops.

MBA Team Wins Second Prize in Worldwide Intel Competition for ...

July 30, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Press Releases

A team of Honors MBA students from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev won second place in the Intel Education® and University of California Berkeley competition. Teams were judged on emerging technology products and services that could make a significant global impact.