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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 w ...

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

Research at DDI

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 ...

DDI Genomics team prove that SARS-COV-2 virus has been recombining as early as March 2020

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Genomics and Bioinformatics Department members were able to prove that different strains or variants of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are co-infecting and combining their genomes in one patient. This means ...

IRAP, A novel biomarker of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes?

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Type 2 diabetes is increasing worldwide, causing both a health and socioeconomic burden. Fortunately, type 2 diabetes can be prevented if proper intervention is introduced during the early stages of ...

DDI released a new tool PHARMAKU

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Tailoring treatments for each patient with precision medicine. Modern medications save millions a year; however, most available drugs are “one size fits all” and fail to work similarly for eve ...

DDI joins COVIDIAB, an international group of researchers that aim to investigate newly diagnosed COVID-19-related diabetes.

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Recent evidence emerges showing that COVID-19 may cause diabetes in patients with no previous history of diabetes. It has been well-established in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic that ob ...

DDI Researchers Volunteer at Local Hospitals to Help with SARS-COV-2 Testing

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Researchers at DDI have volunteered their time and expertise to help screen patients for COVID-19 A group of DDI researchers offered to volunteer their skills at different local hospitals to hel ...

COVID-19: DDI Find Possible Link Between Genetics and Disease Severity

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Naturally occurring genetic variations in human populations may be the key to the differences in susceptibility to COVID-19 and the severity of its symptoms around the world. ACE2 and FURIN are im ...

SARS-CoV-2: Researchers at DDI do their part

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Amid the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, researchers at DDI, led by Chief Scientific Officer Prof. Fahd Al-Mulla, are collaborating with the MoH to help contain the spread and mitigate risks for the population. ...

Novel Non-invasive Method To Detect Vascular Complications In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Complications of diabetes can be an emotional topic for those with diabetes. The high sugar level in the blood can damage tissues throughout the body, such as nerves, eyes, or kidneys. These side eff ...

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

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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 ...

Epigenetics Applications In Type 2 Diabetes: Rna Methylation Can Regulate Human SS-cell Biology And Insulin Secretion

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The regulation of islet cell biology is critical for glucose homeostasis. Multiple studies demonstrated that m6A mediators (writers, erasers and readers) are expressed in human islets from control gr ...

How Large Is The Repertoire Of T2DM Susceptibility Gene Loci?

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Genome-wide efforts to delineate the gene loci that are susceptible to type 2 diabetes began to take shape around the year 2000. The study cohorts largely represented people of European descent. Few ...

Development And Implementation Of A National Diabetes Registry – Population Health Research

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Based on the experience with the ongoing pediatric diabetes registry, Kuwait will move ahead to develop and implement a comprehensive national registry including T1D, T2D and other forms of diabetes ...

History Of The Pediatric Diabetes Registry In Kuwait – Population Health Research

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In many countries, diabetes registries are in place to collect information on patients with diabetes to provide information for healthcare planning and monitoring of trends. In Kuwait, a registry was ...

Diabetes-associated Increase In Heart Failure (HF) Risk Differs Among Men And Women

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DIABETES-ASSOCIATED INCREASE IN HEART FAILURE (HF) RISK DIFFERS AMONG MEN AND WOMEN A meta-analysis published in Diabetologia involving more than 12 million people found that women with Type 1 Di ...

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