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  • يونيو- 2020 -
    15 يونيو
    Photo of Fatima Al-Rashid works on a drug to fight fat from clogging tissues

    Fatima Al-Rashid works on a drug to fight fat from clogging tissues

    To stop cells from storing fat, Fatima Al-Rashid is working on stopping macrophages from synthesizing fat without affecting other important functions. She is looking for a drug that reduces obesity and help people live longer, healthier lives. #Scientist #Kuwait #Fat

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  • 15 يونيو
    Photo of Hala Al-Jassar works on understanding dust storms

    Hala Al-Jassar works on understanding dust storms

    Sandstorms from the Kuwaiti deserts block sunlight, cause human injuries and damage to machinery. Hala Al-Jassar tries to understand dust storms, their timings and locations. She works to understand soil moisture and when it dries-up, leading to its breaking-up where it is then carried by wind. She created maps of moist and dry areas of the desert. She hopes this can help predict dust storms in the future. #Scientist #Kuwait…

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  • 15 يونيو
    Photo of Sharifa Al-Ragam develops an app for people with Hemianopia

    Sharifa Al-Ragam develops an app for people with Hemianopia

    Eyes move back and forth when reading a book. Eyes produce voluntary jerky movements. People who who had strokes or head injuries loose half of their field of view, which makes reading hard due to extra movements. This is known as Hemianopia. Sharifa Al-Ragam created an app that helps patients with Hemianopic Alexia improve reading in Arabic by training patients to make reading easier and faster.

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  • 15 يونيو
    Photo of Talal Al Azmi develops a way to remove contaminants and improve the environment

    Talal Al Azmi develops a way to remove contaminants and improve the environment

    To save the environment we need tools that remove harmful chemicals and preserve useful ones. Talal Al-Azmi works on doing just that. He is designing molecules that recognize specific harmful compounds, and grab them like a bracelet holding on to a wrist. These molecules are called Pillararenes.

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  • 15 يونيو
    Photo of Salem Al-Shemmari develops a better way to diagnose a specific type of blood cancer

    Salem Al-Shemmari develops a better way to diagnose a specific type of blood cancer

    Some cancers are difficult to diagnose through physical examinations alone. Salem Al-Shemmari is using genetic markers to diagnose patients who may have a type of blood cancer known as Myeloproliferative Neoplasm (MPN). He setup a lab to test for mutations in the signaling gene JAK2 and other biomarkers for MPN. This will help in diagnosing and providing proper treatment choices in the future.

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  • 15 يونيو
    Photo of Yasser Abdulraheem develops the new generation of solar cells

    Yasser Abdulraheem develops the new generation of solar cells

    Solar cells are expensive. They they are expensive is because Silicon is the most expensive component in the assembly. Scientists work on making thinner slices of Silicon. However, the thinner the wafer, the more fragile it is. The cost of manufacturing goes up because lots of wafers break. Yasser Abdulraheem is working on developing a way to cut thin wafers, supporting it with glass and working on the other side.…

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