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New lecture at DDI

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Dasman Diabetes Institute held a special lecture delivered by Dr. Mohammed Al-Onaizi on Elucidating Mechanisms Underlying Cognitive Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes.

Meet the Scientist – Dr. Sulaiman Marafie

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DR. SULAIMAN MARAFIE Meet the scientists behind DDI’s research DR. SULAIMAN MARAFIE graduated from Kuwait University with a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and went on to pursue his

New Immunophenotypic Profiling helps identify Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) patients at risk of severe COVID-19

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The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department at DDI published an article that investigated the effects of increased toxicity caused by palmitic acid (PA) on insulin regulation. PA, a type of f

DDI received the International Scientific Advisory Board Report

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The International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) is an independent and external scientific advisory board that is appointed by KFAS to strengthen internal research strategies and management capabil

Meet the Scientist – Dr. Fawaz Alzaid

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DR. FAWAZ ALZAID Meet the scientists behind DDI’s research DR. FAWAZ ALZAID has a PhD in Human Nutrition from King’s College London, where his studies were focused on glucose intestinal tr

New Immunophenotypic Profiling helps identifying T2D patients at risk of severe COVID-19

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This study was a collaboration between Sorbonne Université and the Public Hospitals of Paris (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, AP-HP). It investigated the characteristics of immune cells in h

DDI announces the establishment of a new research department: Bioenergetics

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This new department is led by Dr. Fawaz Alzaid. In this segment, we highlight the future plan for the Bioenergetics Department at DDI. Energy imbalance affects the body’s metabolism in various way

DDI researchers delivered two oral presentations and 12 abstracts in the ADA 82nd scientific sessions

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DDI research departments have contributed immensely this year by presenting the research conducted in Kuwait at one of the most recognized diabetes conferences in the world: the American Diabetes Ass

Meet the Scientist – Dr. Mohammed Dashti

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DR. MOHAMMED DASHTI Meet the scientists behind DDI’s research DR. MOHAMMED DASHTI has a PhD in Genetics, Genomics, and System medicine (Geneticsand Bioinformatics). He received his trainin

Can Behavioral and Environmental Factors Influence Gene Activity and Cause Type 1 Diabetes?

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Recently, there has been a growing interest in examining the role of heritable changes caused by gene activation or deactivation in type 1 diabetes (T1D) development, primarily through processes

GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE APPROACH IN DISCOVERING GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF METABOLIC DISORDERS

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There is currently a global effort to apply large-scale genomic science and associated technologies to further the understanding of disease pathogenesis in diverse populations. These efforts focus on

Research During 2021 in a Glance

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Number and Impact factor of DDI’s published articles from 2016 until 2021. Here we highlight insightful published work in the department of Genetics and Bioinformatics: MMP9 is a molecule i

Meet The Scientist – Sarah Qabazard

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SARAH QABAZARD Meet the scientists behind DDI’s research SARAH QABAZARD is graduated with a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Hertfordshire and a MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nut

Scientists at DDI discover a new Branch in the regulation of IL-6 in Fat cells

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Kuwait is amongst top-ranking nations afflicted badly by obesity epidemic and its wide-scale complications such as increased blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, digestive problems, certain cancers

Meet the Scientist – Maha Hammad

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MAHA HAMMAD graduated from Kuwait University with a BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Distinction with Class Honours). She pursued her graduate studies in Canada.

Scientists at DDI discover a mutation in the kuwaiti population that causes obesity

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The Leptin-Melanocortin pathway is an important system in the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure. It is unique because it can integrate neural, metabolic, and hormonal signals. One k

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