Drones and 3D tech recreate Middle East's war-torn heritage sites

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SHAFAQNA- Iconem - A French start-up is using drones and 3D technology to recreate digital reconstructions of cultural and historical sites destroyed by conflict in the Middle East. Hundreds of thousands of photographs of at-risk or destroyed…

New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs

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SHAFAQNA- What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for you -- or your dog? It might take ushering in healthy pancreatic cells like a Trojan horse. The…

How the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team is Founded by a Stereotype-Smashing Teen

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SHAFAQNA - How a 15-year-old  girl from Chino Hills, CA, can break down barriers and smash stereotypes? Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program, a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to…

When travelling, every Muslim needs 7 apps

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : While planning the perfect trip abroad can be stressful for every muslim because of things like finding out halal food, prayer times, and even the correct Qibla direction, technology has made sure them not to worry…

First smart pharmacy run by a robot launches in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has inaugurated its first robot-operated 'smart pharmacy' at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in the presence of Prince Fahd bin Sultan, the Governor of Tabuk region. It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can…

Japan welcome Muslims by launching Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

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SHAFAQNA - As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world during the 2020 Summer Olympics, a company created the Mobile Mosque that accommodate up to 50 people  to make Muslim visitors feel at home. Yasuharu Inoue, the CEO of…

Facebook Protect far-right and racist pages From Hate Speech but Not Muslim immigrants

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SHAFAQNA - An undercover investigation has found that Facebook gives special protections to far-right and racist pages while allow people to racially abuse Muslim immigrants. Facebook is accused of granting special protections to racist…

Iran students rank 2nd in int'l math contest

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  Iranian students ranked second in the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI). WMI 2018 was held on July 12-16 at Yonsei University, South Korea. In this edition of the contest, the Iranian team comprising 54 male and…

Prison punishment for WhatsApp groups in Jammu and Kashmir

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SHAFAQNA - First Post | by Ishfaq Naseem : The Jammu and Kashmir government has said all WhatsApp groups should register with the deputy commissioner (DC) in one of the districts of Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir, failing which the group administrators…

Abu Dhabi known as smartest city in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- Abu Dhabi has been ranked first on Smart Cities list in Africa and the Middle East According to the McKinsey Global Institute. The study looked at how cities all over the world use technology to increase the quality of life across…

The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account…

Reduced Movements At Night

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SHAFAQNA- He splits the sky at dawn, and appoints the night as a time of stillness and the Sun and Moon as a means of reckoning. (Qur'an, 6:96) The Arabic word sakanan, which appears in the original of the above verse, means "repose, rest,…

Smart new method to manufacture organic solar cells

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SHAFAQNA- (Nanowerk News) The ability to use cheap materials and simple manufacturing methods are two huge advantages of printed organic solar cells. Olle Inganäs, professor at Linköping University, is head of a research group that…

New Florescent Dyes Could Help Doctors Image and Diagnose Diseases

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SHAFAQNA- Newly developed voltage-sensitive dyes could change the way that we diagnose diseases. These fluorescent voltage sensors stain body tissues and allow for imaging tech to accurately see what's going on, electrically speaking. DYE…

A pen that identifies cancer in 10 seconds: Scientists

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists at the University of Texas say they have invented a handheld tool can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds. They say, the new "MasSpec Pen" speeds the testing process by as much as 150 times and should make the…

Breast cancer in a new light: Injection makes cancer cells glow, easier for doctors to see

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SHAFAQNA- Lowcountry doctors are seeing breast cancer in a new light. New technology—an injection—is making cancer easier to spot and easier to treat. Before undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, patients receive an injection. The…

Neutrinos seen scattering off an atom’s nucleus

SHAFAQNA- Famously sneaky particles have been caught behaving in a new way. For the first time, scientists have detected neutrinos scattering off the nucleus of an atom, sciencenews.org reported. The process, predicted more than…

New cancer treatment looks to remove tumors safely

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SHAFAQNA- A surgeon in Arizona removed a 17-centimeter ovarian tumor through an incision smaller than a dime. He used a controversial procedure called “in bag morcellation,” where the tumor is bagged while it’s still inside the…

Humans will colonize Mars by 2040

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SHAFAQNA- Buzz Aldrin has said that humans need to find a planet to colonize quickly, and has highlighted Mars as humanity’s next step believing it is achievable by the 2040s. The former astronaut and second person to walk on the…

Stem cell-based therapy for targeting skin-to-brain cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have a potential solution for how to kill tumor cells that have metastasized to the brain. The team has developed cancer-killing viruses…

Gene testing revolution for cancer care

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SHAFAQNA- Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England's chief medical officer. Professor Dame Sally Davies said in her annual report that the National Health…

Could broccoli be a secret weapon against diabetes?

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SHAFAQNA- Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, according to a new study. The findings could offer a much needed alternative to address the condition, which has become a worldwide…

The rogue protein behind Parkinson’s disease may also protect your gut

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SHAFAQNA- By Meredith Wadman The hallmark brain damage in Parkinson’s disease is thought to be the work of a misfolded, rogue protein that spreads from brain cell to brain cell like an infection. Now, researchers have found that the…

Mobile app allows cancer clinics to allocate resources

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SHAFAQNA- With the number of cancer cases on the rise, stretched healthcare systems have to support more and more patients with troublesome symptoms and the side effects of treatment. Finnish start-up Noona has developed a mobile app to support…

New methods of treating heart disease by scientists

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SHAFAQNA- A team of researchers at UAE University (UAEU) are studying new ways of how diabetes affects the heart, with the potential of coming up with new solutions on how to treat diabetes. The research project is specifically looking…

Cancer Prediction by a Simple Blood Test Years Before Symptoms Appear

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SHAFAQNA- A new type of non-invasive cancer test has just delivered promising results in an early-stage feasibility study, paving the way for a future when we'll be able to get highly accurate cancer screening with a simple blood test. The…

The bacterial flagellar motor: brilliant evolution or intelligent design?

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SHAFAQNA- The complexity of nature's most impressive swimmer leads some to mistakenly believe it was designed, but it is proof of evolution at work, writes Matt Baker. (Source: royaltystockphoto/iStockphoto) In terms of speed…

Will surgery sap your brain power?

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SHAFAQNA- Colin Wahl, a market research consultant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was recovering nicely from triple bypass surgery last year when he noticed a white spot on the incision. It proved to be an obstinate infection that required…