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Breakthrough in use of recycled, local materials in construction

Wadi gravel, available in various sand deposits in the southern region of Qatar, identified for use as aggregate

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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.

WCM-Q study: Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive lifestyle change

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A research study spearheaded by clinical researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q) has shown for the first time that type-2 diabetes can be reversed in those originating from the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. 
The internationally competitive work is the first intensive lifestyle intervention trial in the Mena region and the first clinical trial in primary care in Qatar. The clinical trial demonstrated significant weight loss as well as reversal of type 2 diabetes in more than 60% of intervention participants.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar research wins Best Paper award

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A research team from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q), a Qatar Foundation (QF) partner university, received the Best Paper award for 2019 from the Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). The paper arose from a multi-year research project called Scaffolding Literacy in Academic and Tertiary Environments in Qatar (SLATE-Q), which was funded by Qatar National Research Fund. Silvia Pessoa, Maria Pia Gomez-Laich, Divakaran Liginlal, and Thomas Mitchell authored the winning submission.

Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security

QNRF ENABLING QATAR’S PROGRESS IN FOOD SECURITY SINCE THE BLOCKADE

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Qatar’s progress in food security since the blockade was declared against the country in June 2017 is something miraculous in such a short time, a senior official of a Qatar Foundation entity has said. “The progress achieved by Qatar towards becoming a food-secure country in a record time is nothing short of a miracle and it is manifested by several indicators, stated, Dr Abdul Sattar al-Taie, executive director, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

Webinar set to focus on QF-funded research into infectious diseases

QNRF Research Outcome Online Seminar

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As scientists around the world grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, research funded by the Qatar Foundation (QF) to address infectious diseases will be on the spotlight this week. The latest edition of the Research Outcome Seminar series – an initiative of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) that highlights the impact of the projects it supports ... 

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TRL and Qatar launch new innovative building block to help improve sustainability

TRL, centre for innovation in transport and mobility, and Qatar’s Ministry of Municipalities and Environment has announced the launch of VegeBlock, a new innovative building block designed to help increase sustainability across the country’s construction segment

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Deadline nears for submission of research proposals to NPRP

Only a few days are left for submission of research proposals for the tenth cycle of National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP), a flagship pogramme of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

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Second cycle of ‘Path towards Personalised Medicine’ launched

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with Qatar Genome Programme (QGP), has launched the second cycle of the ‘path towards personalised medicine’ (PPM) call, to support and advance research focused on providing medical treatment tailored to a patient’s individual characteristics.

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QNRF shares outcomes of education projects

POLICY-MAKERS, researchers, teachers and representatives from local educational organisations came together recently at a Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) hosted by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) under the theme 'Education for the Future of Qatar'. 

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Education Conference & Research Week to feature 44 workshops

Under the slogan 'Pioneering and Creativity', the Education Conference and National Scientific Research Week will take place from March 12 to March 16 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). The conference will discuss over 30 researches in 44 workshops.

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NU-Q professors, students awarded UREP grant

A grant to research migrant workers’ health and sports activities has been awarded to Northwestern University in Qatar faculty and students.

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