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New BGU Program to Combat Health Disparity in Israel

July 9, 2021

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs

The initiative, called "Ilanot," backed by the Israeli Ministry of Health, involves training doctors to address the healthcare disparity between the South and the Center of the country.

New Algorithm Gauges Damage From Gaza Fire Balloons

July 6, 2021

Tags: Homeland & Cyber Security, Negev Development & Community Programs, Research News

As Israeli forests are burned again and again by incendiary balloons from Gaza, a new algorithm created by BGU researchers helps satellites see through smoke to assess the fire damage.

BGU Methodology Measures Trauma From Rocket Attacks

June 22, 2021

Tags: Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought, Negev Development & Community Programs, Research News

Researchers have developed the first methodology to assess symptoms associated with continuous exposure to traumatic stress, like rocket attacks.

Molecular Tweezers Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

June 21, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Research News

An international group of researchers led by BGU have come up with a new application for “molecular tweezers” that target potent biofilm inhibitors and reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Bedouin Women Face Obstacles to Access Healthcare

June 21, 2021

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Social Sciences & Humanities

Interviews conducted by Haneen Shibli, Ph.D. candidate at BGU’s School of Public Health, shed light on the difficulties Bedouin women encounter when seeking medical care in Israel.

BGU Finds Genetic Link Between Aging Brain and Cancer

June 17, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Natural Sciences, Research News

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have identified a gene responsible for activating glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, which is also partly responsible for aging in our brain.

New Nanochip Shows How Immune System Handles Cancer

June 15, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Nanotechnology

Prof. Mark Schvartzman, of BGU’s Department of Materials Engineering and the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology, created a nanochip that is clarifying how the immune system copes with cancer.

Cinema City to Create a Safer Movie Theater Experience

June 12, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Natural Sciences

Researchers at BGU tested and validated a new air purification system for the Israeli movie theater chain that will allow children who are unable to be vaccinated to go to the movies.

BGU Finds Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure in Seniors

June 7, 2021

Tags: Medical Research

Researchers at the BGU-Soroka Cannabis Clinical Research Institute put cannabis to the test in regards to its impact on blood pressure, heart rate and metabolic parameters in adults 60 and above with hypertension.