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WCM-Q research helps shed light on genetic heritage of Arabian Horse
WCM-Q research helps shed light on genetic heritage of Arabian Horse

WCM-Q research helps shed light on genetic heritage of Arabian Horse

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have helped probe the genetic diversity and origins of the Arabian horse, prized all over the world for its beauty, grace and athletic endurance.

 

QU and MME work on biofuels for sustainable energy sources
QU and MME work on biofuels for sustainable energy sources

QU and MME work on biofuels for sustainable energy sources

Through co-operation between Qatar University (QU) and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), a joint research team has worked on a scientific project aiming to address the main challenges represented by lack of clean, renewable energy globally and the continuous production of wastewater that the world faces and hinders human development.

QU’s Gas Processing Centre Awarded QNRF Grant
QU’s Gas Processing Centre Awarded QNRF Grant

QU’s Gas Processing Centre Awarded QNRF Grant

The Gas Processing Centre (GPC) at the College of Engineering, Qatar University (QU), in collaboration with Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (Qeeri) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, College of Business and Economics at QU and Qatar Green Building Council, have received the prestigious QNRF National Priorities Research Programme - Cluster grant.
 

Breakthrough in use of recycled, local materials in construction
Breakthrough in use of recycled, local materials in construction

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.

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

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

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
Carnegie Mellon Qatar research wins Best Paper award

Carnegie Mellon Qatar research wins Best Paper award

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.

Qmic's smart quarantine solution to be ready next month
Qmic's smart quarantine solution to be ready next month

Qmic's smart quarantine solution to be ready next month

Augmenting the efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the Qatar Mobility Innovations Centre (Qmic) is developing an innovative mechanism that will be made available by July to enforce efficient quarantine measures for people coming to the country.

Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security
Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security

Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security

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

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

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 ... 

Showcasing How Research Generates Impact
Showcasing How Research Generates Impact

Showcasing How Research Generates Impact

From smart technology and sustainability to the preservation of Qatari identity, Qatar Foundation-funded research that is designed to improve people’s lives and build a stronger Qatar has been brought to wider attention.

CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY QNRF FOCUSES ON FUTURE OF ELECTRIC POWER
CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY QNRF FOCUSES ON FUTURE OF ELECTRIC POWER

CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY QNRF FOCUSES ON FUTURE OF ELECTRIC POWER

Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) recently hosted the Second International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE2019) focusing on smart grid and renewable energy resource integration for Qatar and beyond.

HBKU Engineering Student Develops Propaganda Detection Model
HBKU Engineering Student Develops Propaganda Detection Model

HBKU Engineering Student Develops Propaganda Detection Model

Shehel Yoosuf from Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) was among the winners at the 2019 workshop on NLP4IF co-located with Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), held in Hong Kong from November 3-7.

QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD
QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD

QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has announced the outcome of the fifth cycle of its Postdoctoral Research Award (PDRA).

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DeSIGN: Guided Practice for Sign Language

DeSIGN: Guided Practice for Sign Language

Children learn and practice their vocabulary through interaction with parents and friends as well as through formal instruction at school. However, for deaf children, sign language is the main...
Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends
Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends

Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends

Ongoing work at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) is investigating how intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signaling pathways are involved in the very beginning of life as they prepare the...
Taking gas-to-liquid technology to the next level
Taking gas-to-liquid technology to the next level

Taking gas-to-liquid technology to the next level

In the 1920s, two German scientists—Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch—developed revolutionary chemical reactions that could transform gas into liquid. These reactions proved particularly...
Researchers build the case for wind and wave studies in Qatar
Researchers build the case for wind and wave studies in Qatar

Researchers build the case for wind and wave studies in Qatar

For the first time, fine detail about the wind and wave conditions around the coast of Qatar has been recorded. By arranging the most sophisticated equipment available on the edge of a 500-meter...
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