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Neurofibromatosis: An issue of public health in Egypt

Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is one of the three kind of Neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare disorder that affects one in every 33,000 people around the world—including myself. To put it simply, NF2 causes benign slow-growing tumours to form on nerves throughout the body, including the brain and spinal cord, and there lies the danger of …

Adham El Khouly

Climate change threatens marine protected areas

Greenhouse gas emissions threaten the ecosystems in marine protected areas, according to a new research study published on Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. The paper points out that 42% of areas with fishing bans will be exposed to warming waters and decreasing oxygen levels that exceed natural variability by 2050. Researchers at a …

Mohammed El-Said

Sahara Desert grew 10% since 1920 due to climate change

The world’s largest desert, the Sahara, grew by about 10% since 1920 because of the impact of climate change, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD). The study is the first research to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert. The new research, which was …

Daily News Egypt

Ibuprofen might treat Alzheimer’s: study

A recent study published by the University of British Columbia revealed that taking small doses of the painkiller Ibuprofen can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study shows that through a saliva test, the at-risk patients can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s through taking low doses of the medicine, used for treating pain, …

Daily News Egypt


How to lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

New York, NY—In 1901, when Dr Alois Alzheimer started talking to his patient Mrs Auguste Deter, a 50-year-old patient, he immediately realised that there was something wrong with her. Her responses to his questions were not only repetitive and wrong, but she quickly seemed to forget them. Sadly, she seemed to be aware of her …

Cesar Chelala

Denisovan humans contributed to East Asian ancestry, interbred with modern humans

A new paper reveals that modern humans co-existed and interbred with archaic human Denisovans, not only with Neanderthals—another type of extinct human species—at least twice between 200,000 and 50,000 years ago. Researchers at the University of Washington unexpectedly discovered two distinct episodes of Denisovan genetic intermixing with modern humans, while testing a new DNA method …

Mohammed El-Said