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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 »

BGU Student Receives Prize for Israel Studies
February 13, 2014
Claudia Oesau is the first student in BGU's Israel Studies International Program to be awarded a research prize.The English-language graduate program is only in its third year. more »

EMC, IBM and Lockheed Martin Join BGU in "Silicon Wadi"
February 5, 2014
JNS -- Global players are seeing the value of partnering with BGU researchers and local entrepreneurs to develop technologies to counter the world's cyber security threats. more »

Detecting Panic Disorder in Children
February 3, 2014
The Wall Street Journal -- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers identified chest pain in children as a symptom of panic disorder. more »

From Start-Up Nation to Cyber Nation
January 31, 2014
The Christian Science Monitor -- With Israel's military prowess in cyber security, government investment, and collaboration between business and academia, Israel is poised to tackle one of the 21st century's greatest challenges. And it's happening in Beer-Sheva. more »

The Egyptian Military Is as Inflexible as the Islamists
January 29, 2014
The New York Times -- Three years after the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak by an unprecedented civil uprising, Egypt is crying out for stability, according to Egypt expert BGU Prof. Yoram Meital. more »

Israel Prime Minister Announces National Cyber Hub in Beer-Sheva
January 28, 2014
Israel Hayom -- Together with the president of Ben-Gurion University and the mayor of Beer-Sheva, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced the establishment of an international cybercenter, "CyberSpark," adjacent to BGU. more »

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