Tuesday , 11 December 2018

Science

Egypt’s Nawah Scientific bags $1m and plans on disrupting scientific research

Nawah Scientific announced today closing its pre-series A round of 1M USD. With a mission to empower scientific research and scientists in the region, Nawah has established a core hub of advanced equipment specialized in natural and medical sciences. Nawah’s online platform receives experiments requests, a courier collects samples for analysis, Nawah’s scientists carry needed tests and return results online. …

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The joint winners of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2018 received their prizes from His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait

Speaking on behalf of the Rakai Health Sciences Program, which she co-founded, Professor Wawer said, “ We are very grateful for the recognition this award gives to our teams both in Uganda and at John Hopkins University for the impactful work we are doing to combat the HIV epidemic in Uganda.” Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation …

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MEDLAB explores “Lab of the Future” as the UAE prepares to adopt the use of Artificial Intelligence in the medical laboratory

AI set to significantly change the way that laboratory medicine is performed in the UAE AI predicted to add US$182 billion to UAE’s economy by 2035 with the healthcare industry taking a US$22 billion slice of the gains in its GVA Artificial Intelligence conference takes place from 4-7 February 2019 at MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress in Dubai, UAE Dubai, United …

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Renewal of U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Agreement Increases Opportunities for Youth and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators

On November 15, the U.S. State Department hosted a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room in recognition of the ten-year renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. Present to sign the Agreement were Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber. The renewal of …

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UAE preparing to launch KhalifaSat in Japan

The UAE’s commercial space industry will also be positively impacted by the launch of this satellite. The UAE’s first fully Emirati-built satellite has reached Japan’s island of Tanegashima for its upcoming liftoff to space on October 29. The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) posted a video of KhalifaSat’s journey to Tanegashima on Twitter on Friday, where the satellite can …

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UAE Space Agency to unveil investment strategy in October

Total Emirati investments in space sector valued at over $5.98bln so far in 2018 The UAE Space Agency has been preparing a full-fledged strategy to invest in the GCC country’s space sector in cooperation with relevant authorities. The anticipated strategy will be announced next October, according to the local business platform Arabian Business. The strategy aims at reinforcing the contribution …

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Cheaper medicine?: New generic drug rules in Abu Dhabi will boost market, but wider integration requires public awareness – analyst

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA A recent decision in Abu Dhabi aimed at increasing demand for generic medicine – drugs that use formulas similar to branded drugs, but sold at cheaper prices – needs time to gain public acceptance …

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Saudi king Salman approves health care programs

Clinical coding licenses and standards will be included in unified national standards for accreditation of health facilities King Salman on Sunday approved the implementation of an electronic sick-leave system, and directed relevant authorities to coordinate with the Civil Service Ministry in case of any amendments to the terms for granting sick leave. He also approved a program to train Saudi …

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UAE, Russia sign pact to send first Emirati to space

First Emirati astronaut will travel to space within a year of the UAE Astronaut Programme creating a final shortlist of candidates The UAE and Russia have signed an agreement to send the first Emirati astronaut to space to participate in scientific research as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz-MS spacecraft. The cooperation …

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UAE Space Agency reviews new satellite design

The satellite will provide valuable insight into the concentration of nutrients in the coastal waters of the Arabian Gulf The UAE Space Agency, working in partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (Aurak), has reviewed the preliminary design of the MeznSat 3U CubeSat, which is being developed to monitor and study …

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