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FDA-Approved Blood Pressure Medication Could End Injury-Caused Epilepsy
April 28, 2014
The Times of Israel -- BGU researchers are behind a first-ever treatment that may stop epilepsy from developing after a brain injury, as opposed to preventing seizures once epilepsy develops. more »

A Promising Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
April 25, 2014
Bottom Line's Daily Health News -- BGU's Dr. Eli Lewis recently completed clinical trials of a treatment that could allow newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes patients to say goodbye to insulin injections. more »

BGU Researcher Talks Possible Diabetes Cure
April 24, 2014
Washington Jewish Week -- Recent findings from two rounds of clinical trials, based on research by BGU's Dr. Eli Lewis, show that several patients injected with an FDA-approved drug, have been able to reduce or eliminate their insulin use. more »

BGU Takes a Leadership Role in Establishing a Cyber Security Ecosystem in Beer-Sheva
April 24, 2014
San Diego Jewish World -- BGU has signed an $8.5 million agreement to develop CyberSpark, an innovative research and development ecosystem that includes multinational corporations, business incubators, BGU researchers and Israel Defense Force units. more »

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 »

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