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Researchers discover new species of crab within the Qatar Marine Zone
20-June-2017

A team at Qatar University has discovered a new species of crab during an exploration trip on the research vessel Janan. The trip aimed to investigate marine benthic biodiversity within the Qatar Marine Zone.

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Contact: Abdel Magid Hamouda Institution: Qatar University Category: Science
 
QU research shows prevalence of microplastics within the Gulf seawater
20-June-2017

Researchers in Qatar have documented the first evidence for the prevalence of microplastics within the Gulf seawater, specifically in the marine waters of Qatar.

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Contact: Abdel Magid Hamouda Institution: Qatar University Category: People
 
Levels of Serum Amyloid A in Bone Sarcomas Patients: Indicator of Tumor Malignancy?
19-June-2017

In a recent study published in Electrophoresis, University of Malaya’s researchers found significant correlation between increased levels of serum amyloid A (SAA) in patients with three different bone sarcomas: pleomorphic sarcoma (PS), osteosarcoma (OS) and chondrosarcoma (CS) and the different degrees of tumor malignancy in PS, OS and CS.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
 
Using sunlight to the max
18-June-2017

A floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification.

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Contact: Carolyn Unck Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
 
Reproducing a retinal disease on a chip
16-June-2017

A joint research team at Tohoku University, Japan, has recapitulated a pathological condition of retinal diseases on a chip.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Medicine
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