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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Data & Surveys Gender Health & Medicine Research

Female Genital Mutilation Is a Stubborn Problem, but Education Helps

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Oct 2019

New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.

Health & Medicine Mental Health Students

Tips for Students: How to Cope with Exam Stress

Benjamin Plackett | 20 Sep 2019

Students may not realize the toll that anxiety over studying is taking on their bodies. Fortunately, that pressure can be managed and mitigated.

Data & Surveys Mental Health Research Students

Lebanese University Researchers Zero In on Students’ Stress and Depression

Benjamin Plackett | 19 Sep 2019

Two studies highlight the stresses of student life, both physical and mental.

Health & Medicine Politics Research Science

Water Testing in Iraq Shows Urgency of Remedying Environmental Neglect

Benjamin Plackett | 09 Sep 2019

Researchers are taking a closer look at rivers and lakes that supply drinking water to cities in northern Iraq. They worry that heavy metal concentrations may pose health hazards.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

U.A.E. Researcher Develops New Way of Measuring Stroke Damage

Benjamin Plackett | 27 Aug 2019

Strokes are an increasingly common health problem in Arab countries. A scientist in Abu Dhabi uses technology and careful observation to better evaluate stroke severity and improve rehabilitation.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

A New Way of Attacking Viruses Could Help the Arab Region

Benjamin Plackett | 19 Aug 2019

Researchers are developing single treatments that could fight a wide variety of disease-causing viruses, many of them prevalent in Arab countries.

Academic Freedom Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Human Rights Publishing Research

Arab Researchers Face Challenges in Studying Sexual Orientation

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Aug 2019

An Arab reluctance to discuss sexual orientation and sexuality makes it difficult to study related topics in the Middle East, researchers say. But they’re optimistic about the future as attitudes change.

Data & Surveys Publishing Research

False Research Results—A Global Problem That Includes the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett | 31 Jul 2019

Data analysis by Al-Fanar Media has found that two of the highest research producers in the Arab world—Egypt and Saudi Arabia—also have some of the highest rates of retracted articles, which are often related to scientific misconduct.

Health & Medicine Mental Health Refugees Schools Science

Teachers Can Help Refugee Students’ Mental Health, Report Says

Benjamin Plackett | 15 Jul 2019

A UNESCO policy paper calls on schools and teachers to detect and treat the mental-health problems of refugee pupils. Many of the recommendations are relevant to universities.

Faculty Health & Medicine Research Science

Bureaucracy Unnecessarily Slows Down Human-Tissue Research, Arab Scientists Say

Benjamin Plackett | 08 Jul 2019

Some researchers say winning government permission for work with humans or human tissue is unnecessarily difficult in some Arab countries, slowing them down.




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