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Animal And Imaging Facility

The animal facility hosts new batches of Spague-Dawley rats and C57 mice

Animal And Imaging Facility

1. The animal facility hosts new batches of Spague-Dawley rats and C57 mice. Scientists are welcome to utilize these animals for their existing and upcoming projects. 2. The protocol for the geno ...

Dr. Ashraf Al Madhoun

Animal And Imaging Facility

Senior Scientist / Head of Department Animal and Imaging Core Facilities In 1990, Dr. Ashraf Al Madhoun graduated from Kuwait University and pursued his post graduate studies in Medicinal Pla ...

Spratt-dawley Rat Models For Diet-induced Obesity Leading To Hypertension And Diabetes.

Animal And Imaging Facility

BY DR. ALPHONSE T. THANGAVEL By performing an epidemiology study using cross-sectional data from Kuwait Health Network, we demonstrated recently that the association of higher body mass index (B ...

Zebrafish As A Model For Obesity And Diabetes

Animal And Imaging Facility

Obesity and diabetes are very common in Kuwait. The connection between the two diseases is so strong that they are often combined and referred to as ‘diabesity’. Both are complex diseases and are ...

Glucagon in the liver and the pancreas

Animal And Imaging Facility

Two hormones produced in the pancreas regulate blood glucose levels: insulin and glucagon. Food intake rises blood glucose levels and induces the secretion of insulin from pancreatic beta cells, whic ...

Meet the scientists behind DDI’s research

Animal And Imaging Facility

DR. ASHRAF MADHOUN Head of Animal and Imaging Facility Dr. Ashraf Madhoun has a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics and received his animal user training from the Canadian Council on Anim ...

Fat Tissue And Metabolic Inflammation

Animal And Imaging Facility

Chronic low-grade inflammation is linked with obesity and has been shown to lead to insulin resistance and the development of type 2 diabetes. Inflammation is a vital process in our bodies, and part ...

Animal Core Facility

Animal And Imaging Facility

The Animal Core Facility offers expertise and training on the use of animals for research, according to international guidelines and standards. At the facility, the team can work with researchers to ...

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