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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

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

DDI announces the official establishment of PORTAL or the Public Office for Research Translation and Liaison

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PORTAL was decreed in 2019 by DG Dr. Qais Al-Duwairi to educate and engage the public sector in the research performed and scientific breakthroughs established at DDI. Education is necessary to i

DDI announces the establishment of PCR-Q8 or the pediatric Covid-19 registry in Kuwait

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PCR-Q8 is a collaborative project between the Ministry of Health and DDI. “Establishing a pediatric COVID-19 registry in Kuwait was deemed imperative during the pandemic to assess children i

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Unit are granted a patent

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The DDI “Patent and Research Translation Committee” congratulates the researchers on the grant of U.S. patent on our new invention “Use of MicroRNA-103 as Inhibitor for dyslipidemia by repressin

New Model Sheds Light on the Link Between Fasting Blood Sugar and COVID-19 Morbidity

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A new study linking fasting blood glucose in COVID-19 patients to coronavirus severity and the risk of being admitted to the intensive care unit offers fresh insights using a new statistical modeling

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