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...


Why is the UAE extending the YEAR OF SUSTAINABILITY?

19 February 2024

Enviro Chat

This month the Emirati government has announced that it will be extending its Year of Sustainability into 2024. First launched last year, the initiative is intended to raise awareness about the importance of instilling respect towards the environment, minimising the harmful impact that all of us have upon it and implementing sustainable habits to safeguard the planet for future generations.

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How is the UAE achieving FOOD SECURITY?

15 February 2024

Enviro Chat

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency in the UAE, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has reiterated his government’s commitment towards achieving food security in the country. Speaking on National Environment Day (February 4th), Sheikh Hamdan called food security “a key issue of great importance”.

The UAE has long faced a myriad of difficulties in securing an adequ...


UAE University’s “AI EDUCATION & RESEARCH PUSH"

02 February 2024

Lab Chat

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...


Pure Food Tech’s pioneering step for “UAE FOOD SECURITY

26 January 2024

Enviro Chat

Located in the United Arab Emirates, Pure Food Technology is leading the way with a groundbreaking innovation in vertical farming. This avant-garde technology marries solar power, hydroponics, robotics and artificial intelligence to produce high yields of plant-based crops, utilising 95 percent less water than traditional farming methods.

This transformative technology is poised to revolutio...


Why is the UAE launching a CARBON REGISTRY?

19 January 2024

Enviro Chat

The UAE is currently developing a carbon registry system to document and verify the efforts being made by individual companies and corporations across a wide variety of sectors to cut their emissions. Although the details of the scheme are still being finalised, it’s thought that it may be formally announced during the COP28 climate conference which is taking place in Dubai this year.

As wel...


UAE backs ambitious fifth cycle of “RAIN ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS

16 January 2024

Enviro Chat

The fifth cycle of grants for the United Arab Emirates Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science will be announced on the 23rd of January. This is part of an initiative set up by the UAE presidential office to encourage ambitious rain enhancement projects. Grants of up to $1.5 million will be offered to successful proposals, hoping to aid water security worldwide.

What is the UAEREP?

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What is “AIM FOR CLIMATE”?

12 January 2024

Enviro Chat

Now in its third year, the Agricultural Innovation Mission for Climate (or AIM for Climate) has garnered a whopping $13 billion in investment capital to date. The fund was originally set up at COP26 in Glasgow two years ago in a joint venture by the governments of the UAE and the USA, alongside support from 31 other nations and almost 50 non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The fund is inten...


What is the “UAE WIND PROGRAM”?

05 January 2024

Enviro Chat

The UAE has launched the first utility-scale wind project in the country as part of a wider push towards carbon neutrality. The Emirates have famously built their vast stores of wealth on fossil fuels, but are now attempting to transition towards more sustainable sources of power in the face of the looming climate crisis.

The UAE Wind Program, developed by clean energy powerhouses Masdar and...


Can SOFTWARE be the future of MEDICINE?

29 December 2023

Lab Chat

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...


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