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The brain is the seat of human consciousness. It guides our perceptions and governs our interpretation of the world around us. When the human mind is compromised – by disease or unexplained disorders – quality of life suffers. BGU researchers in the Inter-Faculty Brain Sciences School and Brain Imaging Research Center are gaining insight toward developing new treatments and, possibly, cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s, stroke, trauma-induced epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and mental illness. Donate to brain research>>

Israel’s National Autism Research Center, established at BGU in partnership with Soroka University Medical Center, is the first center in Israel that combines community and clinical care with research in the same location. The center aims to translate scientific discoveries into treatments and tools to improve quality of life for children with autism. Support autism research>>

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What Causes ADHD? New BGU Study May Have Found Out

December 3, 2021

Tags: Medical Research

The Jerusalem Post–BGU scientists have cracked code to better understand the genetic causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD
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BGU Study Shows Promise in Slowing Degenerative Diseases

November 3, 2021

Tags: Research News

i24 News — Molecules designed by Israeli scientists that slowed Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases in mice began the approval
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BGU Proposes Occupational Therapy Program Amid Shortage

October 22, 2021

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

The Jerusalem Post — Israel is experiencing a dire shortage in occupational therapists. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is creating
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