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DuBiotech reveals record 2012 with 40 new companies on board

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech), a member of TECOM Investments, has continued to strengthen its position as the Middle East’s premiere free zone business park dedicated to the development of the life sciences industry. In 2012, DuBiotech delivered exceptional growth, as 40 commercial licences were issued compared to 21 in 2011, a year-on-year increase of 50 per cent, taking …

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Health Robotics Expands into Qatar with i.v.STATION Robot Pediatric Installation at Hamad’s Al-Wakra Hospital

Health Robotics reported today its first positive results originating from its 2012 change in distribution channels within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) area, and the exclusive appointment of PharmaTech as the replacement of AHCSC. Health Robotics is pleased to extend its unique technology to the first GCC hospital to utilize i.v.STATION (or any other IV robotic technology) for pediatric patients. …

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AEEDC Student Competition provides Unique Opportunities for Students to Actively Interact with their Counterparts from the World

AEEDC Exhibition Revealed a Robot Patient Used for Student Examination Dental Exhibition and Conference AEEDC Dubai, as the scientific activities commenced for the second day. Dentists from the region and abroad have to select among multiple lectures, advanced courses and symposiums in order to get the systematic and comprehensive knowledge on current and advanced theories, enhance their practical expertise, build …

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‘Suspect’ journals take scientists for a ride

By Yojana Sharma Some ‘journals’ are out for profit, not to carry peer-reviewed science — and researchers in the developing world are targets, reports Yojana Sharma. Under pressure to publish to advance their careers, many scientists, especially in developing countries, risk falling prey to a growing number of substandard and unethical journals that adopt dubious and dishonest practices to turn …

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Qatar-based research could revolutionise foetal and newborn healthcare

A research project supported by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is using signal detection to improve monitoring of the health of developing foetuses, with the promise of significant potential benefits for women in Qatar. Through existing technology, movements of a foetus inside the womb can be read over time to detect any unusual patterns or a reduction in activity. However, …

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Internet is ‘valuable science resource but can bias discourse’

Online science communication may have surprising effects on readers: while the Internet can help close knowledge gaps, it can also bias public discourse on new technologies, according to an article in Science. The article published last week (4 January) says that US research into public knowledge shows that online news may be helping to narrow the science knowledge gap between …

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Ras Abu Fontas and Qatar Science & Technology Park Open their Doors to Technical Tours

Two of Qatar’s important and leading establishments, Ras Abu Fontas Power and Desalination Plant and Qatar Science & Technology Park ( QSTP ) will open their doors to technical tours on Monday 4 February as part of the upcoming POWER-GEN Middle East 2013 conference and exhibition. The tours will provide a rare behind the scenes view of Ras Abu Fontas …

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Bahrain Science Centre posts high visitor numbers for 2012

Since opening doors in the first quarter of 2012, Bahrain Science Centre has hosted over 14,500 visitors from all walks of life that include students, teachers, intellectual societies and general public who continue to be amazed by the different events and activities that has been offer on a daily basis at the venue. The centre organises regular weekly programmes that …

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Bahrain Science Centre to showcase Bahraini inventions

In December 2012 and January 2013 the Bahrain Science Centre is celebrating ‘Bahraini Innovation’, the contributions that Bahrainis have made to science and technology. One of Bahrain’s inventors is Ebrahim Hameed, a qualified engineer who has been combining his expertise in engineering with this interest in horticulture since 1985. Ebrahim has invented a wide range of useful devices including Solar …

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Middle East’s brightest students set to participate in the 3rd annual Intel Science Competition-Arab World 2012

$25000 of prize money to be awarded to110 pre-college students in a bid to boost science and research excellence in MENA. Under the patronage of UNESCO, Intel Corporation announced today that the third annual Intel Science Competition-Arab World (ISC-AW) will take place from December 16th – 19thin Dubai at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Designed to inspire the next generation …

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