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Revealing the Source of a Moroccan Jewish Genetic Disease
March 13, 2014
The Jewish Voice -- BGU's Dr. Ohad Birk has discovered a genetic mutation in Moroccan Jews that leads to a crippling disease. more »


BGU Ranks in Top 50 of the World's Youngest Universities
March 11, 2014
BGU has been recognized as one of the world's highest performing young academic institutions. It also ranked among the top universities overall in the fields of history, linguistics and psychology. more »


Using Prawns to Prevent Snail Fever and Swollen Bellies
March 10, 2014
BGU researcher Amit Savaia is developing a way to eradicate schistosomiasis, a devastating disease caused by parasites, by reintroducing cultured prawns to a river in Senegal. more »


Organic Agriculture May Pollute Groundwater
March 6, 2014
San Diego Jewish World -- BGU researchers have determined that organic agriculture can cause pollution from nitrate leaching into groundwater. more »


Giving Your Sunglasses the Power of Night Vision
March 5, 2014
BGU researchers are developing an ultra thin coating that will turn any glasses into night vision glasses. more »


On a Quest for Clean Water
March 4, 2014
JUF News -- Prof. Eilon Adar, of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, discusses how BGU, the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory are working together to improve water quality. more »


BGU Researcher May Have a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
February 28, 2014
Sun Sentinel -- Through clinical trials, BGU's Dr. Eli Lewis found that Alpha 1 Antitrypsin (AAT), an anti-inflammatory drug typically used to treat emphysema, may have the ability to cure type 1 diabetes in some patients. more »


Beer-Sheva's Big Tech Break
February 24, 2014
The New York Jewish Week -- David Ben-Gurion's vision of a thriving Negev is materializing with the new Advanced Technologies Park, where industry, academia and the military are joining forces to create an innovative cyber security center. more »


BGU Researcher Helps Make the Ocean Drinkable
February 21, 2014
Untold News -- Prof. Yoram Oren, of BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, develops water technology solutions to meet the needs of a growing global population. more »


Mandel Foundation Awards $13 Million to BGU
February 19, 2014
The gift will allow BGU to construct the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Institute for Social Leadership building and establish the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors Program in Social Leadership. more »

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