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Qatar seeks to lead world in date palm research

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Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) has partnered with the Qatar Ministry of Environment’s Biotechnology Center to launch the Date Palm Research Program, which they hope will make Qatar the world leader in date palm research. Four years ago, WCMC-Q researchers, led by geneticist Joel Malek mapped a draft version of the date palm genome. This helped the team to identify the gene sequences responsible for sex in the tree. This could potentially increase yield by 100% – since only the females of date palms, which are dioecious, can bear fruit. The gene families responsible for fruit quality are next on Malek agenda to help breeders improve the varieties of date palms.

Researchers pool findings at Doha meet

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After the historic unveiling of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) on Sunday, the three-day concurrent Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum (ARF) and the Arab Expatriate Scientists Network Symposium drew to a close yesterday, with the sessions and workshops gathering together the country’s top research institutes in a bid to showcase initiatives that will help achieve the nation long-term goal of sustained scientific innovation.
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New WCM-Q Research Offers Hope for Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

New research conducted at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has highlighted how simple lifestyle changes can help prevent or alleviate polycystic ovary syndrome, (PCOS), a major cause of female fertility problems.

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Qatar girls embrace technology to tackle obesity

Young girls in Qatar appear more likely to use new technologies in programmes to tackle childhood obesity than boys, a new study has found. Further, their mothers are more likely to use social media to learn about a healthy lifestyle than their fathers, the research found.

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Head of Strathclyde's Architecture Department wins international award

The Head of the University of Strathclyde's Department of Architecture has won an international award for his teaching, research and impact in the subject.

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Move to boost Qatar’s cyber resilience

A groundbreaking model designed to drive public-private sector collaboration and generate impact will be the cornerstone of a new programme, developed by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and Turkey’s leading research agency, that is set to strengthen Qatar’s cyber resilience.

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QU gets largest number of grants for research

Qatar University (QU) was awarded the largest number of grants in the 10th cycle of National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP), a flagship programme of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).
As many as 29 proposals out of a total of 85 submissions have achieved awards, translating to 34% of the total awarded proposals – the highest among awarded institutes in Qatar. 

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