Stem cell researcher

How Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center is taking aim at disease

Dr Ruqqia Mir, a consultant at the groundbreaking Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center, is excited. We’re speaking to her just days after its doctors performed the UAE’s first successful bone marrow transplant on a patient with Multiple Sclerosis – with immediate improvements in her condition. “She did really well,” she beams. “We are an innovation and research-driven facility but we’re committed to helping patients heal today — as well as tomorrow and for years to

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Eight billion people

What does eight billion people mean?

The world just passed a quiet milestone, topping 8 billion people on Earth. Embedded in this demographic story is an important developmental one: We are healthier, wealthier, and better educated than at any time in human history. And yet, macro numbers offer little solace to the 800 million people who still lack access to electricity, or the roughly same amount who go to sleep hungry. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated many of the existing inequalities in our world and added a range of new problems, from supply

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nature walk at Mysk Kingfisher Lodge Sharjah health

Discover the thriving Sharjah health and fitness scene

When it comes to flashy gyms and upscale yoga studios — even new health food options — Abu Dhabi and Dubai tend to get all the attention. But with well over a million people, Sharjah is bursting with people looking to destress and boost their health and fitness levels by getting active. Here are some of the best places to work on your health and fitness. Gyms Fitness First Popular throughout the Middle East, Fitness

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design Expo 2020

‘Design should connect us to each other and the natural world’

The pursuit of an equilibrium between humans and nature is a central part of the ongoing fight against climate change. While the scales may have felt increasingly imbalanced in our favour in recent years, addressing more of humanity’s problems through an environmental lens could hold the key to finding better solutions.  The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) provide a framework for this approach and while Goal 13 — “Take urgent action to combat climate

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Dubai expo health and wellness

How to get inside Expo 2020’s Health and Wellness Week

Expo 2020’s Health and Wellness Week, running until February 2 2022, welcomes a range of international speakers and industry experts to Dubai to share their thoughts on the global health landscape.  The event, held in association with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and the World Health Organization (WHO), offers a series of sessions and workshops under three key themes. “Strike a balance” explores how equal worth can be given

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