Can CELLULAR THERAPY treat Diabetes?

23 February 2024

Lab Chat

Diabetes is a condition afflicting some 537 million people worldwide, and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), claimed the lives of between 1.5 million and 2 million people in 2019. Even those who do not suffer such extreme outcomes still have to use monitoring equipment and insulin injections to manage the condition.

Now, however, there may be a new solution on the horizon. A c...


UAE University’s “AI EDUCATION & RESEARCH PUSH"

02 February 2024

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A university located in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, is pushing interest in AI education and research. The recently founded Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence stands as an example of the UAE’s commitment to become a global contributor to the growth of artificial intelligence.

As artificial intelligence emerges as one of the most important technologies in the modern era, the U...


Can SOFTWARE be the future of MEDICINE?

29 December 2023

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In the last few decades, significant advances have been made in the fields of medicine and healthcare, resulting in markedly longer life expectancies around the globe. To date, this progress has relied largely on the development of new drugs and other treatment programmes… but could software be the future of medicine?

That’s the view of at least one leading industry expert. Speaking at the D...


How can ROBOTS help with MATERIAL TESTING?

22 December 2023

Lab Chat

Dubai Municipality has revealed that it is using robots to enhance the accuracy and increase the efficiency of its material testing process. Dubai Central Laboratory, which is tasked with carrying out such tests, is deploying robots equipped with X-rays, AI capabilities and other advanced technologies in order to upgrade its modus operandi.

What with recent scandals of flammable cladding and...


What Exactly is a COP Conference?

08 December 2023

Lab Chat

COP28 – or the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, to give it its full title – is already in full swing. This year, the event kicked off on 30th November in Dubai and will continue for a fortnight until the 12th of December 2023.

Over 70,000 people from almost 200 countries around the globe are expected to attend the conference over...


How can ROBOTS assist with a Kidney Transplant?

27 November 2023

Lab Chat

The UAE broke new medical ground again last month, as the Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi witnessed the first robot-assisted kidney surgeries in the country’s history. The futuristic operations took place in late October to facilitate transplants for three Emirati patients with end-stage renal illness.

The milestone was achieved with the support of American experts in the field from the Clevel...


16 New Synthetic Drugs discovered by DUBAI POLICE

24 November 2023

Lab Chat

The specialists at Dubai Police were responsible for identifying 16 new synthetic drug varieties in 2022, it has been revealed. The positive announcement was made at the end of last month by the force’s Director of its Forensic Evidence and Criminology department, who reiterated his commitment to keeping pace with all the latest developments in the field.

The discoveries are attributed to th...


What is the UAE’s $10B Strategy for FOOD & AGRICULTURE?

13 November 2023

Lab Chat

With its arid climate, scant rainfall and desert landscapes, the UAE is not generally known for its agricultural industry. Indeed, as recently as 2019, the country depended upon imports for as much as 90% of the food it consumes. However, the Emirati government have recognised how unsustainable this approach is over the long term and are looking to address it directly.

With that in mind, the...


What is Dubai Police’s GENOME Centre?

10 November 2023

Lab Chat

What Is Dubai Police's Genome Centre?

The UAE once again broke new ground in the field of police work last month, as the Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum opened the doors of the emirate’s first Genome Centre. Part of Dubai Police’s General Department of Forensic Science and Technology, the Centre cements the country’s status as a regional and international ...


How are UAE Forensics Experts helping in DERNA?

02 November 2023

Lab Chat

The UAE has dispatched dozens of forensics experts to Derna in Libya in recent weeks, with the specific purpose of identifying the tens of thousands of dead bodies caused by the tragic flooding which occurred in September. With more bodies still being discovered weeks after the incident, the Libyan authorities need all the help they can get.

The UAE has considerable resources, expertise and ...


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