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2014-05-18 12:20:10

Severe effects expected on employment and the Negev's economy. ICL freezes planned investments plan in Israel in excess of $1 billion until the Commission's conclusions are delivered and understood. TEL AVIV, Israel, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The interim recommendations of the Sheshinski Committee are an economic and social mistake that will practically force ICL to go back on most of its investments in Israel, focus on optimization and cost cutting and drive ICL out of...

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...

2013-04-05 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...

2012-05-16 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...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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