Tagged Ben-Gurion University

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Popular Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Digestive Disease and Discomfort

  Artificial sweeteners found in many foods, sports supplements, and beverages could be causing long-term digestive disease and discomfort, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The team’s findings, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, show that at least three of the six FDA-approved artificial sweeteners tested ─ aspartame, sucralose,…

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Super shrimp designed at BGU may prevent a disease that effects millions

Photo: Single-sex super shrimp are being developed at Enzootic in Israel. Photo credit Dr. Eli Aflalo Single-sex prawns could help alleviate poverty, reduce disease and protect the environment, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) who have developed a monosex prawn that may make this winning trifecta possible. In a groundbreaking study…

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Etgar Keret wins Israel’s top literature prize

Courtesy of American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Etgar Keret, renowned Israeli author and lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), has received Israel’s most prestigious literary award, the Sapir Prize, for his collection of short stories, A Glitch at the Edge of the Galaxy. “I’m surprised…it’s the…

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Breath and urine tests can detect breast cancer early

“We’ve now shown that inexpensive, commercial electronic noses are sufficient for classifying cancer patients at early stages.” ~ Professor Yehuda Zeiri, Ben-Gurion University   Researchers have discovered that exhaled breath and urine samples can provide a fast and inexpensive breast cancer diagnosis. This early and accurate breast cancer screening is being done using commercially available…

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Virtually Dangerous

This is no game: Young pedestrians are at risk crossing streets Courtesy Ben-Gurion University “Look both ways before you cross the street” may be sage advice, but it is also apparently necessary for children as old as 13 according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers, who have pinpointed many of…