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BGU: Treating and Curing Diabetes

Finding a Cure for Diabetes

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are on the verge of a breakthrough that is bringing the world closer to finding a cure for diabetes. They’re discovering ways to create minimally invasive treatment options that will have a profound impact on the daily lives of diabetics and their families.

Cutting-Edge Research that Leads to Real World Results

BGU researchers are working on ways not only to diagnose and manage diabetes, but also to cure it.

Dr. Eli Lewis, who heads BGU’s Clinical Islet Laboratory, is pursuing three major goals: transplants and new drugs, gene therapy, and the creation of a new “transgenic” mouse that can tolerate human material for inflammation drug experimentation.

Prof. Angel Porgador, a member of BGU’s National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev, is investigating whether reducing the function of the immune system’s natural killer (NK cells) can delay the development of type 1 diabetes and the need for a large amount of insulin.

Some of the Ways Your Contribution Will Advance Diabetes Research at BGU

CABGU is raising funds to support BGU’s innovative diabetes research. Be a part of it.

  • Provide funding to recruit world-class researchers and prevent Israel’s “brain drain”
  • Fund specialized facilities and supplies
  • Purchase advanced equipment
  • Support clinical trials, new therapies and research
  • Fund the making of the “BGU Mouse” for experimentation
  • Support graduate fellowships
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