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.
The group's research reveals that the breaking of the blood-brain barrier plays a major role in the development of epilepsy following a brain injury. more »
New York Times -- New tests on Israel's former prime minister Ariel Sharon, conducted at BGU's Brain Imaging Research Center at Soroka University Medical Center, reveal significant brain activity. more »
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher Dr. Alon Monsonego created a humanized mouse model with a specific gene that responded to A-beta-peptide vaccine, reducing plaque and inflammation. more »
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.
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