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British Ambassador to Israel visits BGU 

British ambassador to Israel H.E. Neil Wigan said he chose BGU for his first university visit, since replacing David Quarrey as ambassador last month, in order to see firsthand the University's "extraordinary transformation" and emergence as a global center of science and technology research.


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Women Students in the Majority at Ben-Gurion University


When the academic year begins this coming Sunday, 19,750 students will stream onto campus, 53% of them women. 

8,700 students have registered for an undergraduate degree, 2,400 in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and 3,800 in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, a 9% rise in registrants.  


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BGU Radio Leads the Way – The First Student Orientation Podcasts in Israel!


After two years of successful activity on the Sde Boker Campus, the University internet radio is expanding its activities by establishing an additional studio on the Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva with the support of BGU President Prof. Danny Chamovitz. 


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Males Experience Infectious Diseases More Frequently and More Severely and Females Have More Auto-Immune Diseases – But Why?


Clinical evidence shows that males are more prone to illness than females but no one is really sure why. A new study by BGU researchers as part of the global Immunological Genome Project (ImmGen) has tackled this question by comparing the transcriptome of the immune system of female and male mice. 


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Can Watching Movies Detect Autism?

Measuring children’s gaze patterns as they watch movies of social interactions is a reliable way to accurately identify nearly half of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cases, according to a new study just published in Autism Research by BGU researchers.


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BGU Scientist Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant to Study Microbiome-Host Interactions

The research group of BGU's Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to identify the factors that enable microbial communities to support the existence of multi-cellular organisms, specifically mammals. 


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