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Creating New Stem Cells
June 26, 2014
IMPACT Spring 2014 -- Dr. Rivki Ofir creates stem cells from skin cells of patients to better understand serious ailments. more »


BGU's Fourth Innovation Day
June 25, 2014
The Media Line -- Scores of BGU students and faculty set up presentations for venture capitalists and business moguls in the hopes of creating a successful start-up. more »


Thermoelectrics: A New Road To Energy Efficiency
June 24, 2014
IMPACT Spring 2014 -- BGU's Dr. Yaniv Gelbstein is working on converting wasted heat from engine exhaust into fuel, reducing our dependence on foreign oil. more »


BGU Launches Campus Sculpture Project
June 24, 2014
BGU has begun its "Sculpture on Campus" initiative. Several sculptures can already be seen on the Marcus Family Campus with many more to come. more »


BGU's Warrior Against Autism
June 19, 2014
The Jewish Sound -- Dr. Ilan Dinstein is leading researchers in his computational neuroimaging lab in a mission to use biological markers to diagnose autism at a younger age. more »


Beware: A Cellphone Alone Can Hack Into Your Computer
June 13, 2014
The Times of Israel -- Prof. Yuval Elovici, head of BGU's cyber security lab, says that hackers no longer need the Internet to invade and control a computer system. more »


Exploring the Christian Influence on the Talmud
June 12, 2014
The Jewish Channel -- BGU's Dr. Michal Bar-Asher Siegel suggests ways in which the Talmud was influenced by Christian monks. more »


American Associates Village at Sede Boqer Campus Dedicated
June 10, 2014
The $13 million housing complex, funded by U.S. donors, will facilitate growth of international graduate programs, increasing by 50 percent the number of students currently studying at the Sede Boqer campus. more »


American Philanthropists Are Celebrated at BGU’s 44th Board of Governors Meeting
June 9, 2014
During May’s annual University open house event, many Americans were celebrated with building dedications, honorary doctorates and prestigious giving society induction ceremonies. Jim Breslauer, Nahum Guzik and Lorry Lokey were among them. more »


Revealing the Genetic Secret to a Rare Disease
June 6, 2014
Popular Science -- BGU's Dr. Ohad Birk has discovered the genetic mutations that lead to PCCA, a disease causing severe mental and physical disabilities and brain atrophy in children under the age of three. more »

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