Health
Prof. Benayahu, right, diving for soft corals in Taiwan. Photo by Ming-Shiou Jeng

New center to unravel mysteries of the brain

Probing the mind: Researchers at the Sagol Neuroscience Center hope to shed light on brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. The brain is the most complex organ in the human body, ensuring that we breathe, see, speak, think, feel, smell, and …

A technical gold mine in the Israeli desert

BGN helps university faculty ‘translate’ their inventions and academic achievements into commercially valuable products.B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd., the commercial arm of Ben-Gurion University, is not only making the Negev bloom as envisioned by Israel’s first prime minister David …

A technical gold mine in the Israeli desert

Given Imaging’s PillCam ESO spends all of about ten minutes in the esophagus. B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd., the commercial arm of Ben-Gurion University, is not only making the Negev bloom as envisioned by Israel’s first prime minister David …

Israel set to become world center for diabetes research

Israel’s contribution to the worldwide effort to find a cure for diabetes received a big boost last week when a five-year, $30 million program was launched in Jerusalem. The D-Cure (Diabetes Care in Israel) program hopes to bolster Israel’s drive …

Two Israeli research projects show results in fight against cancer

Israeli scientists have found that Prozac (fluoxetine), the well-known antidepressant, acts as a highly-effective chemosensitizer, that works at doses well-below its human safety limits.Two new research projects have been published which demonstrate complementary ways in which Israeli scientists are helping …

Israeli therapy may slow onslaught of multiple sclerosis

Intravenous Immunoglobulin “significantly lowered” the occurrence of a second attack of MS and reduced inflammation and disease activity.It’s a known fact in the medical community that two out of the top three medications to treat multiple sclerosis were developed in …