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Finding a Cure for Diabetes

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are on the verge of a breakthrough that is bringing the world closer to finding a cure for diabetes. They’re discovering ways to create minimally invasive treatment options that will have a profound impact on the daily lives of diabetics and their families.

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BGU Researcher May Have a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

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 »

BGU Researcher's Diabetes Treatment Draws Hearty ‘Todah Rabah’ from S.F. Diplomat

J Weekly -- Israel's consul general in San Francisco is father to two diabetic children. Thanks to the research of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Dr. Eli Lewis, one of them is now diabetes-free. more »

New Diabetes Hope with AAT Therapy

Jewish Journal of Los Angeles -- A new treatment regimen developed by BGU's Dr. Eli Lewis based on an old drug may eradicate diabetes. more »

Cutting-Edge Research that Leads to Real World Results

BGU researchers are working on ways not only to diagnose and manage diabetes, but also to cure it.

Dr. Eli Lewis, who heads BGU’s Clinical Islet Laboratory, is pursuing three major goals: transplants and new drugs, gene therapy, and the creation of a new “transgenic” mouse that can tolerate human material for inflammation drug experimentation. To read regular updates about his work, visit his page here.

Prof. Angel Porgador, a member of BGU’s National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, is investigating whether reducing the function of the immune system’s natural killer (NK cells) can delay the development of type 1 diabetes and the need for a large amount of insulin.

AABGU is raising funds to support BGU’s innovative diabetes research. Be a part of it.

Some of the Ways Your Contribution Will Advance Diabetes Research at BGU

  • Provide funding to recruit world-class researchers and prevent Israel’s “brain drain”
  • Fund specialized facilities and supplies
  • Purchase advanced equipment
  • Support clinical trials, new therapies and research
  • Fund the making of the “BGU Mouse” for experimentation
  • Support graduate fellowships

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