Qatar University team awarded patent for innovation in network security

The research team invented a new method to monitor the security of networks that continually change and are dynamic Team 24x7Qatar In a major achievement for a Qatar University team, it has been awarded patent for innovation in network security. Dr Khaled Khan and Dr Noora Fetais from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering […]

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QU research team discovers new alternatives to combat breast cancer

The research team was able to design, synthesize and characterize novel chalcone analogs and test them for the potential treatment of invasive breast cancers Team 24x7Qatar Breast cancer is the most commonly reported cancer in females and the leading cause of cancer death in women globally. It is a highly mixed disease with triple negative […]

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‘Wobbling’ Moon to cause devastating worldwide flooding, warns NASA

NASA report says that the floods will sometimes occur in clusters lasting a month or longer, depending on the positions of the Moon, Earth, and the Sun By Ahmad Hamood A ‘wobbling’ Moon will cause devastating worldwide flooding in the 2030’s, the NASA has warned, prompting scientists to mark coastal cities as under threat from […]

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Herpes virus rates falling in Asia; it’s more common in women than men

The study by WCM-Q researchers provides the first detailed characterization of HSV-2 epidemiology in Asia, including the WHO regions of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific Team 24x7Qatar The herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is more common in women than men and more than one in 10 of the population in Asia is infected […]

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Sotheby’s to auction source code of ‘World Wide Web’ soon

The sale will open from June 23-30 with bidding starting at $1,000. The sale will benefit initiatives that Sir Tim and Lady Berners-Lee support Team 24x7Qatar The original source code of the World Wide Web created by then British Computer Scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee that changed the world forever is going to the auction table […]

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‘Action required to reduce risk of pulmonary embolism in pregnant, post-partum women’

WCM-Q research: New strategies are required to reduce the risk that women will suffer an acute pulmonary embolism (a blood clot lodged in the lung) during pregnancy or in the six weeks after childbirth Team 24x7Qatar Weill Research by a Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) faculty member indicates that new strategies are required to reduce the […]

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‘Pandemic shows global need to take public health far more seriously’

WCM-Q research: in almost all countries around the world there has been inadequate investment in public health and prevention programs, very little public health training in medical education, and chronic underinvestment in public health research Team 24x7Qatar The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates an urgent need to take public health far more seriously at both national and […]

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QF entity identifies new mutation that may impact COVID-19 testing

Sidra Medicine Pathology study published in American Society of Microbiology Journal Team 24x7Qatar In a collaboration led by teams from Pathology and the Genomics Core at Sidra Medicine, a study has been published about a novel point mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 genome that may affect COVID-19 testing by an FDA-approved test. The study calls to […]

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Triple-negative breast cancers associated with the poorest patient outcomes

WCM-Q research reveals underlying mechanisms of aggressive breast cancers Team 24x7Qatar September 2, 2020 Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) account for around 15-20 percent of all breast cancers and are associated with the poorest patient outcomes. While many other forms of breast cancer can now be treated relatively successfully, there is currently no effective therapy that […]

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Precision medicine: What does it mean for Qatar?

With the advent of precision medicine, the conventional ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is beginning to crumble and will soon be replaced with more targeted discovery and treatment, says Dr. Khalid Fakhro from Qatar Foundation’s Sidra Medicine Team 24x7Qatar https://www.qf.org.qa/stories Tailored, personalised, genomic medicine as well as targeted therapy are all words commonly associated with precision medicine. But […]

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