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Johns Hopkins researchers develop new imaging technique to view animal vasculature in great detail

Researchers at Johns Hopkins developed a new imaging technique that allows them to view the vasculature of experimental animals in great detail. Research into a variety of conditions, from vascular disease to cancer, relies on acquiring images of the vasculature in animals, with a variety of imaging techniques available. These researchers have created a unique blend of polymer contrast agents which can be perfused into the vasculature, permitting imaging using optical microscopy, MRI, and computed tomography (CT). The combined imaging…

Almost half of young population struggled with mental health last year, global study found

Close to 40 percent of young people aged 18 to 24 in the Middle East struggled with their mental health last year, a global study has found. The Mental State of the World Report ascribed the worrying trend to the Covid-19 pandemic with its repeated lockdowns, study at home and long spells of enforced isolation. But it also said the surge in mobile phone and internet use meant people spend less time making human connections, a trend the study’s authors…

Acino partners with Alpha Pharma to support kingdom’s Health Sector Transformation Program

Acino recently announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia’s Alpha Pharma that will align with the aspirations of the Kingdom’s Health Sector Transformation Program, which was launched as part of National Vision 2030. H.E. Abdullah Al Masoud, Saudi Commercial Attaché to Switzerland said, “Partnerships like these are a step in the right direction towards achieving the Saudi Vision 2030 and the Health Sector Transformation Program. We commend the efforts of Acino in expanding its presence…

New collaborative cancer research project revealed at Dubai International Oncology and Supportive Care Congress

The recent two-day Dubai International Oncology and Supportive Care Congress not only explored breakthrough evidence based on new protocols in cancer care, diagnostics and supportive services, but also established a new collaborative research society. The hybrid conference saw over 50 oncologists attend in person and several others attend virtually from around the world. The focus of the conference was to highlight cancer epidemiology, contemporary advancements in drug research, clinical trials on new medicines, treatment protocols, cancer vaccines, precision medicines, non-invasive…

DCD reaffirms its observance of World Autism Awareness Day

The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi has affirmed that the observance of World Autism Awareness Day, which fell on April 2, representing an opportunity to enable persons with autism to participate in society actively. This year’s observance addressed inclusive quality education for all as part of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), focusing on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities to improve people’s lives and reduce inequalities. Dr Layla Abdulaziz Al…