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Qatar National Research Fund awards TAMUQ $31.7m in research funding

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP) has awarded Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) Exceptional Proposal recognition at QNRF’s sixth annual Research Forum, Gulf Times has reported. The university received 38 awards out of 118 proposals submitted, a 32% success rate, totalling $31.7m in research funding. “This significant funding from the QNRF NPRP allows our faculty members and researchers to continue their relevant, real-world research for the benefit of Qatar.

Deciphering the role of fat stem cells in obesity and diabetes

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With three million people dying worldwide each year as a direct result of being overweight or obese, a new study will look at stem cells to pinpoint how excess fat is stored – potentially paving the way for new treatments to combat killer diseases associated with obesity.

The ground-breaking research is thanks to an international collaboration between the University of Bristol and the Anti-Doping Laboratory Qatar. The three year project has received around £536,000 funding from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

HH the Emir Patronizes Qatar University Graduation Ceremony

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HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized Tuesday the graduation ceremony of batch 2014 of Qatar University's male students at Qatar National Convention Center.

HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani attended the graduation ceremony along with a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs and Ministers, faculty members and students' parents.

After a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, HE the President of Qatar University Dr. Sheikha bint Abdullah Al-Misned gave a speech on this occasion.

Qatar National Research Fund awards grants to junior scientists

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded three grants to junior scientists in Qatar conducting research in the fields of health, energy and environment. The Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP), now in its 6th cycle, funds young Qatar-based researchers under the age of 40 who hold a Ph.D., M.D. or terminal academic research degree.

One of the awarded proposals from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, which is based at Qatar Foundation, will investigate new methods to treat obesity, a medical condition due to excess body fat. Obesity is a serious health issue which can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart conditions, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer.

School students take part in bridge-building contest

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Students from 10 Independent schools took part in a competition of designing and building bridges at the Science Challenge programme organised jointly by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Supreme Education Council (SEC). The event was held at the Student Centre of the Education City yesterday.

Speaking to Gulf Times, Abdulla al-Kamali, special programmes manager, QNRF, said that it was a pilot programme.

The Doha chronicles

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 It all began with a pearl. More than ten years ago British archaeologist Dr Robert Carter was investigating a Neolithic site in Kuwait when he came across a single, tiny pierced pearl.

At 7,000 years old, it was among the oldest ever discovered. That set him thinking about the origins of pearling fishing in the Arabian Gulf. He found himself intrigued, not just by the epic story of pearl fishing but by the pearling ports themselves.

UCQ launches Interprofessional Education project

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Initiative in healthcare research is one of the key areas in which University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ) demonstrates its commitment to enriching health and wellness in Qatar.

A key project currently running is the Interprofessional Education (IPE) project.

The IPE project focuses on enhancing healthcare delivery by training and educating healthcare professionals and students (the professionals of the future) in the benefits and strategies of interprofessional collaboration.

Been there, drone that

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By their very nature, technology is hooked into the future and archaeology is hung up on the past. Their contrasting interests tell us that never the twain shall meet. That is until the brains behind a unique interactive exhibition decided to explore the irony of technology enabling archaeology to be understood wholesomely and experienced intimately.

A microdrone — or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) — using aerial photography has provided high-resolution maps of the Al Ruwayda archaeological site in Northern Qatar; it was certainly the hero of the Lines in the Sand exhibition.

Stenden University Qatar graduates herald new era of excellence

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(MENAFN Press) Stenden University Qatar (SUQ) celebrated the successes of its 70 newly graduated students in an inspiring Graduation ceremony attended by the university's patron Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani and Dutch Ambassador to Qatar HE Yvette Van Eechoud, as the new graduates were urged to unleash their potential to serve Qatar and beyond.

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Breakthrough in use of recycled, local materials in construction

A research project has identified the main solid waste streams in Qatar for potential use in construction and investigated advanced technologies for recycling that could be effectively applied in the country. In a statement, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said it was awarded the project by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) regarding the implementation of recycled materials in construction.

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