How common are SALMONELLA cases?

20 June 2022

Lab Chat

A recent spate of salmonella infections in the UK has grabbed headlines of late, with one product on sale in the UAE being recalled by distributors as a result. Although no cases of salmonella linked with the company have yet been recorded in the Emirates or indeed the wider Gulf region, the move is a precautionary measure.

Nonetheless, it should be recognised that salmonella is one of the m...


Is there a pill for COVID-19?

16 May 2022

Lab Chat

Almost 30 months after the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the world appears to be finally adjusting to life after Covid. Of course, the development of viable vaccination candidates has been instrumental in bringing the disease under control, with US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer playing a key role in the research.

But whereas the lion’s share of research has concentrated on miti...


What is a ROBOTIC BIOBANK?

13 May 2022

Lab Chat

The Al Jalila Foundation has announced that it will make history next year when it opens the doors to the UAE’s first robotic biobank in Dubai. The Foundation, which is part of the Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Global Initiatives group, will launch the facility in conjunction with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Services (MBRU).

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How is Astra Zeneca expanding UAE MEDICAL SUPPLIES?

02 May 2022

Lab Chat

The UAE and its populace have enjoyed a positive relationship with British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the two entities are looking to build on that good groundwork through a collaboration which will target one of the biggest killers in the world – cancer.

AstraZeneca are set to offer their expanding array of new and innovative oncology medi...


8 winners at UAE INNOVATES

25 April 2022

Lab Chat

The Emirati government named the forward-thinking winners of its UAE Innovates 2022 awards last month, with eight projects chosen from among 500 submissions as the most impressive candidates this year. Run by the Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI), the initiative is the largest of its kind.

In its entirety, the event spans the whole of February and encompasses vari...


How is the UAE supporting DIABETES RESEARCH?

11 April 2022

Lab Chat

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, has announced the UAE will be supporting diabetes research in the shape of a lucrative grant to the Douglas Melton Laboratory, one of the most prestigious research institutions in the world.

Part of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Laboratory is at the cutting edge of diabetes research and the influx of cash ...


UAE plans to boost number of AI LABS

01 April 2022

Lab Chat

The UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transactions has announced it plans to increase the number of specialised artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories in the country. The measure is part of a concerted effort to take its AI research initiatives to the next level as the Gulf nation strives to become an industry leader within the next decade.

The Council, which is in charg...


How is the UAE preparing for the next EPIDEMIC?

25 March 2022

Lab Chat

As we pass the two-year mark since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the world appears to be finally getting to grips with the disease. Around 60% of the global population has received at least one dose of a viable vaccine and initiatives like the COVID Moonshot project aim to make them available to all.

Of course, some countries have performed more impressively than others. The UAE,...


How is Calorie Content ANALYSED?

14 March 2022

Lab Chat

The UAE government recently announced that it will soon introduce mandatory calorific content information for menu items served in restaurants, cafes and other food outlets. The measures are being taken to allow patrons to access the vital data they need to make an informed decision about their dietary and lifestyle choices.

But how, exactly, is such calorie content information arrived at an...


UAE Healthtech Company partners with AstraZeneca

28 January 2022

Lab Chat

One of the foremost healthtech companies in the UAE has announced it will be teaming up with British-Swedish pharma and biotech company AstraZeneca. G42 Healthcare, which is based in Abu Dhabi, is partnering with AstraZeneca to further its knowledge in clinical trials and healthcare research.

By collaborating with AstraZeneca, the UAE hopes to gain invaluable insight into global best practic...


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