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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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BGU’s Dr. Tomer Bakalash: COVID and Uncertainty

September 10, 2021

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

Social psychologist, neuroscientist, and BGU lecturer, Dr. Tomer Bakalash, tells Haaretz the COVID-19 pandemic is the most uncertain time since WWII.

Molecular Tweezers Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

June 21, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Research News

Researchers at BGU have come up with a new application for “molecular tweezers” that target potent biofilm inhibitors and antibacterial agents.

BGU Finds Genetic Link Between Aging Brain and Cancer

June 17, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Natural Sciences, Research News

Researchers from BGU have identified a gene responsible for activating glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, which also is found in the aging brain.