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Working to Cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy and Stroke

Scientists at BGU's Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience and Brain Imaging Research Center are studying both the normal and diseased brain. They’re working to develop innovative treatment methods for a range of disorders—from preventing the onset of post-trauma epilepsy to understanding the underlying mechanisms of brain diseases, including strokes, tumors, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, as well as autism, learning disorders and more.

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BGU-Developed Innovations Are Giving Hope to People with Brain Injuries

Oregon Jewish Life -- BGU researchers are the brains behind companies that are helping improve the lives of people with brain-related injuries and disorders. more »

Improving Mobility of the Impaired with High-Tech Shoes

BGU's Dr. Simona Bar-Haim is helping teens with cerebral palsy (CP) from throughout the Middle East train their brains to walk better. more »

Could Brain Scans Diagnose this Mysterious Disease?

The New York Times and Dell -- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) often develops in the brain of athletes with a history of brain trauma. Thus far, doctors have only been able to diagnose CTE after the patient's death. more »

Can Brain-Zapping Technology Boost Learning?

The Connectivist -- BGU's Dr. Opher Donchin, who specializes in movement control and motor learning, is researching how electric current stimulation impacts different areas of the brain. more »

Help BGU Expand Its Brain Research and Imaging Capacity

Ben-Gurion University's Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) is the only facility in Israel that uses the "translational approach," which means that its research findings are brought directly to the patient and the patient's illness is studied and analyzed immediately in research labs.

The BIRC serves the entire Negev region and its more than 550,000 people. Some 40 faculty members comprise this quality research group, representing a broad range of expertise, including: neurology, psychology, linguistics, biochemistry, biomedical engineering and more.

Until now, limitations on the physical infrastructure have been compensated for with strong human resources. But we need your help to build state-of-the-art facilities with groundbreaking technological developments where BGU researchers can work together toward a cure for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, stroke and more.

Some of the Ways Your Contribution Makes a Difference to Brain Research at BGU

  • Build a state-of-the-art facility to house more than 40 researchers together under one roof
  • Purchase and maintain advanced equipment on a regular basis due to ongoing technological improvements
  • Recruit more outstanding researchers and faculty to ensure BGU's place as Israel's leader in brain imaging research
  • Provide fellowships for doctoral and postdoctoral student researchers

Contribute now to BGU's brain science research.

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