Gulf Times - medicine
Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat debilitating spinal cord injuries, the specialists said on Monday.

Amputated Nobel season opens without Literature Prize

Amputated Nobel season opens without Literature Prize

The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year's amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.

Death toll nears 400 in flood-hit Kerala, dozens missing

Death toll nears 400 in flood-hit Kerala, dozens missing

Dozens of people are missing and 1.2 million are sheltering in the camps, state officials said, as water receded and a huge clean-up gathered pace.

Health ministry withdraws cholesterol drug Lipodar

Health ministry withdraws cholesterol drug Lipodar

The MoPH measure is based on a decision of the Gulf Central Committee for Drug Registration which had previously decided to suspend the drug on the grounds that it did not conform to specifications of the original product.

US biology trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

US biology trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the internal biological clock ...

The story of how a worm turned... into a bringer of medical miracles

The story of how a worm turned... into a bringer of medical miracles

For centuries, the only use humans found for the lugworm -- dark pink, slimy and inedible -- was on the end of a fish hook.

Emir stresses open economy, diversified income sources

Emir stresses open economy, diversified income sources

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has stressed the need to open Qatar's economy to investments and initiatives so that the country produces the food and medicine it needs and achieve economic independence.

PHCC health centres are operating normally

PHCC health centres are operating normally

The Primary Health Care Corporation ( PHCC) has confirmed that it continues to provide all the health services for both citizens and expatriates of all nationalities and there are no changes following the economic blockade.

Doha conference discusses musculoskeletal problems

Doha conference discusses musculoskeletal problems

Physicians and medical experts discussed topics related to musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation services at the 3rd Qatar International Musculoskeletal Medicine & Rehabilitation Congress which opened on Friday.

Qatar leading 'ambitious' genome project in Gulf

Qatar leading 'ambitious' genome project in Gulf

Qatar is engaged in the most ambitious project in genome research in the Middle East, which could lead to revolutionary developments in several aspects of medicine and treatment in the coming years.

Qatar Genome Project to bring personalised medicine closer

Qatar Genome Project to bring personalised medicine closer

A Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) scientist has embarked on a study to find genetic variations associated with a particular disease by analysing the data available at the Qatar Genome Programme.

Japanese scientist wins 2016 Nobel medicine prize

Japanese scientist wins 2016 Nobel medicine prize

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, which could lead to a better understanding of cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes.