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2013-07-17 11:03:40

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered that a single dose of methylphenidate (MPH), used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, helps to improve balance control during walking, hence reducing the risk of falls among elderly adults. Falls in older adults are the leading cause of hip fractures and other injury-related visits to emergency rooms and of accidental death. Age-related deterioration in gait and balance is a major...

2013-06-20 16:24:26

- The parabolic trough plant will be the largest solar plant in Israel. WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, and Shikun & Binui, an Israeli based global infrastructure group, have been nominated by the State of Israel as successful bidders in the BOT tender of the Ashalim concentrating solar plant. Negev Energy, a joint company created by...

2013-04-05 13:15:20

Three Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) students are presenting projects at the Sixth Annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) Conference, a non-partisan project of the William J. Clinton Foundation. This year´s event will be held at Washington University in St. Louis, MO from April 5 to 7. As the only participants from an Israeli university, BGU students Ben Reuveni, Ellie Nowak and Guy Katz will join more than 1,000 students from 300 universities and 75 countries...

2012-09-05 11:43:34

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have determined that preeclampsia is a significant risk factor for long-term health issues, such as chronic hypertension and hospitalizations later in life. The findings from the retrospective cohort study were just published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. Thousands of women and their babies die or get very sick from preeclampsia; it affects approximately 5 to 8 percent of all pregnancies. It is a rapidly...

2012-07-02 21:47:03

It's official, news media are a pain "Exposure to media coverage of terrorist missile attacks increases pain levels in people already suffering from chronic pain," according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. "Does War Hurt? Effects of Media Exposure After Missile Attacks on Chronic Pain," published in the online version of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, showed that exposure to the attacks through the media predicted an...

2012-06-25 02:22:07

TEL-AVIV, Israel, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Joint Venture between MAI and Firmenich, a Leading Multinational Company in the Perfume and Flavor Industry, Will Operate the Facility The Facility will Produce the Aleol[TM] Product Line for the Fragrance and Flavor Industry MAI Continues to Promote Innovation and Excellence in Manufacturing The Makhteshim Agan Group (MAI) announced today the expansion of its operations in Israel through the opening of a new...

2012-05-21 02:30:06

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Incubator to host start-ups and entrepreneurs involved in innovative educational technologies - CET to mobilize $10 million in the project over the next five years The Center for Educational Technology (CET) today announced the launch of an educational-technological incubator for educational startups and entrepreneurs from Israel. Scheduled to start operations this June in the city of Yeruham...

2012-05-16 22:35:19

A team of Israeli and German scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces have found an enamel-like layer in the mandibles of freshwater crayfish, according to an article in Nature Communications titled "Enamel-like Apatite Crown Covering Amorphous Mineral in a Crayfish Mandible." Dr. Shmuel Bentov from BGU's Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering discovered that this species of crayfish...

2012-05-03 15:50:03

People who experience Childhood Emotional Maltreatment (CEM) are more likely to have troubled romantic relationships in adult years, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. In two separate studies, doctoral candidate Dana Lassri and Prof. Golan Shahar of BGU's Department of Psychology examined the stability and satisfaction of intimate relationships among college students with a history of CEM. The studies, published in the Journal of Social & Clinical...

2012-02-21 13:22:33

90 percent detection rate in clinical tests for multiple types of cancers A simple blood test is being developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel that may provide early detection of many types of cancer. Prof. Kapelushnik of BGU's Faculty of Health Sciences and his team developed a device that illuminates cancer cells with less than a teaspoon of blood. The test uses infrared light to detect miniscule...