Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin Plackett

Benjamin was previously editor of an online technology news magazine called The Connectivist, for which he executed a successful editorial strategy that expanded readership, established that publication within the technology world, and ensured high quality. Benjamin’s work has been published by Wired Magazine, CNN Health and Scientific American. He has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University with an advanced certificate in science, health and environmental reporting and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Imperial College, London.

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Health & Medicine Research Science

In Muscat, Rare Mice Help Scientists Understand High Blood Pressure

Benjamin Plackett | 13 Jun 2019

With access to a laboratory that houses mice and rats, a researcher in Oman has created a new biological insight into high blood pressure, a major health issue in the Arab region.

Accreditation Education Reform Quality Students

An Arab Student’s Guide to Higher-Education Accreditation

Benjamin Plackett, Sarah Wachter | 06 Jun 2019

This article is an updated companion to our searchable database of internationally accredited higher-education institutions and programs in the Arab world and Turkey. The database has also been refreshed after in-depth research and accredited programs that train teachers and those that teach English have been added.

Conflict Curriculum Politics

Peace Engineering, a Budding New Discipline, May Spread to the Middle East

Benjamin Plackett | 06 May 2019

The emerging field encourages engineers to think about how technology and plans for rebuilding cities could contribute to—or hinder—peace and social cohesion.

Data & Surveys Gender Health & Medicine Research

Researcher in Oman: Why Do So Many Postmenopausal Women Die of Heart Disease?

Benjamin Plackett | 26 Apr 2019

Women are much more likely to die of heart disease after menopause. A researcher in Oman wants to help find out the reason.

Data & Surveys Gender Health & Medicine Research

Anorexia in the Middle East Is an Overlooked Problem, Say Researchers

Benjamin Plackett | 16 Apr 2019

Anorexia and other eating disorders in the Middle East need more academic study, medical and media attention, experts say.

Health & Medicine Refugees Research Science

U.A.E. Researcher Joins Quest for Heat-Resistant Vaccines

Benjamin Plackett | 08 Apr 2019

Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi are trying to create vaccines that don’t need to be refrigerated—an important quality to insure safe, inexpensive delivery.

Development Research Science

Researchers in Oman Attack the Global Food-Waste Problem

Benjamin Plackett | 27 Mar 2019

Food waste is clogging up landfills in Oman, so the government has turned to researchers in search of an alternative.

Critical Thinking Liberal Arts Refugees Students Technology & Online Learning

A Liberals Arts Approach to the Refugee Education Challenge

Benjamin Plackett | 01 Mar 2019

A Jesuit charity and university team up to offer a diploma that can be a steppingstone to a bachelor’s degree, fueling the hopes of refugees who want to help others in their communities.

Arts & Culture Gender Refugees Research Terrorism

Iraqi Researchers Use Art to Help Sexual-Violence Survivors

Benjamin Plackett | 01 Feb 2019

In a region with a psychiatrist shortage, nonexperts are called on to help refugees cope with psychological trauma. Art therapy is one way this is happening in Iraq.

Development Research Science

Iraqi Laboratory Engineers Better Crops for Farmers

Benjamin Plackett | 14 Jan 2019

A researcher at the University of Duhok is experimenting with growing plants in controlled conditions to provide plants to farmers that might resist disease and bear fruit sooner.




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