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Fellowship Program Brings Three Ethiopian Medical Students to BGU’s Medical School for International Health
July 23, 2014
Thanks to AAGBU supporters, three students from Ethiopia were able to participate in a two-month fellowship at BGU’s Medical School for International Health. more »


BGU Researchers Develop Simple Method to Diagnose Blood Clots During Pregnancy
July 23, 2014
The Jerusalem Post -- A common complication in pregnancy, blood hemorrhaging, has been difficult to diagnose and life threatening. BGU scientists have now created a safe test to predict blood clotting risks in pregnant woman. more »


AABGU Establishes $1 Million "Wartime Assistance for Students" Fund
July 23, 2014
With as many as 1,000 BGU students, faculty and staff deployed both in and around the Gaza Strip, AABGU is establishing a fund to assist those now serving in combat with tuition and expenses. more »


Scorpions Are Expert Architects
July 21, 2014
Nature World News -- A new study out of BGU has shown that scorpions are incredibly complex burrowers. In all scorpion burrows tested, the scorpions had built platforms in a prime location to warm up before going out for the night's hunt. more »


Device Developed by BGU Students for Shelters Saves Lives
July 21, 2014
i24 News -- Two engineering students from BGU developed what they call "The Gatekeeper Project," which opens bomb shelters automatically, without human intervention, saving valuable time and lives. more »


Ben-Gurion's Dream for the Negev Is Coming to Fruition
July 21, 2014
Jewish Exponent – In areas including cyber security and clean tech, BGU is partnering with the Negev Funding Coalition to fulfill Ben-Gurion’s vision of developing the Negev. more »


BGU's Pola Dance Troupe to Perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
July 20, 2014
BGU student dancers will represent Israel in August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival. more »


Mom Teams-Up with BGU Researcher to Cure Diabetes
July 18, 2014
About Her Magazine -- Determined to find better diabetes treatment for her son, a San Antonio mom stumbles over the research of BGU’s Dr. Eli Lewis, and finds a physician to administer his tested drug that could cure type 1 diabetes. more »


BGU Students Stay in Beer-Sheva to Volunteer
July 18, 2014
Jewish Journal of Los Angeles -- BGU students, feeling connected to the Beer-Sheva community, choose to stay and volunteer with the locals in hospitals and trauma centers instead of returning to their hometowns. more »


New Software Is Teaching Computers to Detect Viruses
July 17, 2014
Tech Page One -- BGU Prof. Lior Rokach has created software that can learn to detect abnormal, potentially harmful malware in computers. This will impact virus and malware detection and protection on computers and mobile devices. more »

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