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Dr. Rania Okby, a Role Model for Bedouin Women in Israel
April 18, 2014
JNS -- Dr. Rania Okby, the world's first female Bedouin physician, graduated from BGU in 2004. She serves as a powerful example of how higher education is helping Bedouin women better integrate into Israeli society. more »


Is Sisi the Solution?
April 17, 2014
The Jerusalem Report -- BGU's Egypt expert Prof. Yoram Meital says the anticipated election of Field Marshall Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt's president is unlikely to end the country's political turmoil. more »


Identifying Biological Measures for More Accurate and Earlier Diagnosis of Autism
April 14, 2014
Autism Parenting Magazine -- Two BGU researchers, in different scientific fields, have identified new ways to improve diagnosis of autistic children based on neurological testing and genetic markers. more »


BGU Launches Chinese Website
April 9, 2014
Highlighting BGU's international graduate programs, this new website aims to attract the best and brightest Chinese students to the Negev. more »


BGU Creates Cross-Border Community Emergency Response Teams
April 8, 2014
The Jerusalem Post -- BGU and health organizations from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories launched a project to promote regional preparedness and emergency response. more »


A New Gold Standard for Flexible Electronics
April 7, 2014
Haaretz -- BGU's Prof. Raz Jelinek has developed a simple nanotechnology-based process that uses gold to create inexpensive, eco-friendly electronics that can be rolled up and put in your pocket. more »


More Good News on the Diabetes Front
April 3, 2014
The Jewish Sound -- BGU's Dr. Eli Lewis recently conducted clinical trials with an established drug on diabetics, resulting in most patients being able to dramatically reduce their insulin use. more »


BGU and Jerusalem Venture Partners Launch First Israeli Cyber Security Incubator
April 3, 2014
TechRepublic -- Located in Beer-Sheva's Advanced Technologies Park adjacent to BGU's campus, CyberLabs is nurturing Israel's next wave of cyber security startups. more »


The Pope Receives Madonna Lily Seeds from BGU
April 2, 2014
The Jerusalem Post -- BGU researchers are cultivating these native flowers, which are associated with the birth of Jesus, to bloom in April for the Christian Annunciation Day. more »


Can Brain-Zapping Technology Boost Learning?
April 1, 2014
The Connectivist -- BGU's Dr. Opher Donchin, who specializes in movement control and motor learning, is researching how electric current stimulation impacts different areas of the brain. more »

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