Yemen’s Ongoing War Leaves Scientific Research Crippled

Aseell Sarih / 20 Feb 2018 / News

Academic research in Yemen has been seriously threatened by the closure of many research centers and the lack of funding due to the war.

Egyptian Team’s Dinosaur Find Is a Long-Sought Link

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 13 Feb 2018 / News

The remains of a new species found in Egypt may help solve mysteries about the last 30 million years of dinosaurs’ time on Earth.

Egyptian Researchers Hope to Use Nanotechnology to Treat Diabetes

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 02 Feb 2018 / News

A team from several research institutions is using the technology to make a well-known herbal extract more effective.

Shunned by Neighbors, Qatar Seeks New Research Partnerships

Eman Kamel / 18 Dec 2017 / News

The tiny Gulf nation is diversifying its research collaborations through new projects with Turkey, Oman, and Kuwait.

In Egypt, Genetic Crop Modification Is On Hold

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 14 Dec 2017 / News

The efforts of genetic engineering researchers to increase wheat productivity face many challenges, most notably the lack of laws supporting the application of their research.

Water is Scarce in Egypt; So Are Research Funds

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 10 Nov 2017 / News

The country’s scientists are devising innovative ways of dealing with declining water resources, but financial and other challenges impede putting their projects into effect.

An Important Step Toward Stopping a Parasitic Disease

Benjamin Plackett / 22 Oct 2017 / News

Researchers in Lebanon are determining the genetics of a parasite prevalent in refugee camps.

The Researcher Who Wants to Tidy the Web

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Oct 2017 / News

This researcher believes the Internet has expanded without any oversight and wants to correct that.

Researchers Find Vitamin D Deficiency High In Arab Women

Benjamin Plackett / 04 Oct 2017 / News

Vitamin D deficiency in the region is worryingly high but experts disagree on whether doctors should recommend supplements.

Sudan Begins To Tackle A Neglected Disease

Alaa Shibeika / 18 Sep 2017 / News

Sudanese academics are searching for a more effective treatment of a rare but destructive disease, mycetoma, that mostly affects poor laborers.