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Professor Alon Tal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Role in Creating Israel’s Environmental Movement

September 23, 2008

Tags: Alternative Energy, Press Releases

BEER-SHEVA — September 18, 2008 — Prof. Alon Tal of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev received a Lifetime Achievement Award
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Happiness and Optimism May Help Protect Women Against Breast Cancer

August 29, 2008

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Happiness and optimism may play a role against breast cancer while adverse life events can increase the risk of developing the disease, according to a study by Professor Ronit

Strong Support Networks Can Lessen Depression and Harsh Effects from Terror Attacks in Teens

August 29, 2008

Tags: Negev Development & Community Programs, Press Releases

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Professor Shahar and Georgia State University Professor Henrich conducted a study that determined that a strong social support system could cushion the effects of

Biogas Project for Bedouin Community Provides Environmental and Health Solutions (video)

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

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

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

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

MBA Team Wins Second Prize in Worldwide Intel Competition for Renewable Fuel Business Plan

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

Genetic Cause of Bedouin Children’s Disease Discovered

July 30, 2008

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

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center have identified the genetic defect responsible for Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (NAD), a severe and often fatal neurodegenerative