Features

 
Genetics - Tracking human genetic disorders in the Arab world
A handful of researchers at the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies in Dubai are busy cataloguing all human genetic disorders in the Arab world. Some of their initial findings are surprising and are indicative of the benefits that can be reaped from this mammoth task. 
   
Genomic Medicine - Ambitious 1000 Genomes Project to pave way for era of personal medicine
A major genetic sequencing initiative that will produce the most detailed map of human genetic variation will significantly speed up the identification of the genetic root of many common diseases with a view to providing new strategies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. 
   
On the road to superhealthcare - Regional Profile - Qatar
Although Qataris already enjoy a high standard of healthcare, the State of Qatar is looking to improve it by implementing a major healthcare reform programme. 
   
MRI- MR-CT-PET Fusion - a free, open source software revolution
The new version of OsiriX is taking diagnosotic imaging to a whole new level. The advanced opensource PACS workstation DICOM viewer for the Mac OS, is capable of combining a range of imaging modalities, such as MRI, PET, CT, ultrasound, angiographic images and even dynamic cardiac motion and functional metabolic studies.  
   
News Features

 
Medicines breakthrough for developing countries
The 61st World Health Assembly, held in May in Geneva, set WHO on a course to tackle longstanding, new and looming threats to global public health.
   
HIV patients have increased susceptibility to osteoporosis
Following the introduction of HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy), the survival and quality of life for people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) have increased in the resource-rich countries.
   
Protecting youth from nicotine addiction
Several events were held across the region to mark World No Tobacco Day on 31 May during which the WHO called on governments worldwide to place a total ban on tobacco advertising to help protect the world’s 1.8 billion young people from tobacco addiction. 
   


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ate of upload: 23rd July 2008

                                  
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