Can Studying DNA Like Language Lead to New Breakthroughs?
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
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
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
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.
Reuters Spotlights BGU Goldfish Story That’s Gone Viral
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.
BGU Scientists Train Goldfish to Drive
Researchers at BGU say fish managed to take specially designed vehicle to targets for rewards, showing that navigation may be independent of environment. The fish “were able to operate the vehicle, explore the new environment, and reach the target."
Ruins of 16th-century Jewish Community Discovered in Morocco
“As part of our research, we want to conduct interviews and collect memories, testimonies and photographs of people from this region who now live in the Moroccan diaspora around the world...," says BGU's Prof. Orit Ouaknine-Yekutieli.
Major Anticancer Breakthrough by BGU Scientists
Producing a potentially revolutionary discovery that could change how we treat the disease, the scientists researched the biological function of an anti-cancer peptide as a protein kinase inhibitor.
New Air Purifier Filters Out 99.99% of COVID
Prof. Ariel Kushmaro, head of the Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory at BGU, acted as a consultant in the trials "examining the effectiveness of the new Israeli development for purifying air from microorganisms" for Air Care O2.