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Cell phones can speed up malaria treatment in remote areas

By Naimul Haq Mobile phones along with local knowledge and field support, can help to ensure the effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote rural areas, according to a study in Bangladesh. Researchers examined almost 1,000 phone calls to report suspected cases of malaria that were made over two years by inhabitants of a hilly and forested part of …

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Islam Analysis: Faith must be reconciled with science

By Athar Osama Critical debate is needed to resolve science-Islam divisions and ensure that knowledge flourishes in the Muslim world, says Athar Osama. Last month, two noteworthy events took place that, although primarily involving UK Muslim communities, may have consequences throughout the Islamic world. The first was a conference by The Deen Institute, with the provocative title ‘Have Muslims Misunderstood …

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Students to shoot for the stars

Space Ed-Ventures, a locally based educational platform encouraging youth to engage with practical applications of space, science and technology, are now accepting entries for their fourth batch. Dubai: After three highly successful expeditions, the region’s only space exploration program is now back offering students between the ages of 12 and 18 who aspire to be engineers, scientists, or even astronauts …

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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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