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  • Evaluation of Antidiabetic and Antihypertensive Potential of Some Traditional Desert Food Plants of Qatar Using in Vitro Assays 

    Elobeid, Tahra ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2018 , Conference Paper)
    Numerous studies have shown that food plants, the source of basic nutritional components may also possess an additional bioactive therapeutic properties associated with the prevention of diseases such as type 2 diabetes ...
  • Immunomodulatory and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Berberine in Lung Tissue and its Potential Application in Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19 

    Majdalawieh, Amin; Yousef, Sarah; Abu-Yousef, Imad; Nasrallah, Gheyath ( IMR Press , 2022 , Article Review)
    Natural products with known safety profiles are a promising source for the discovery of new drug leads. Berberine presents an example of one such phytochemical that has been extensively studied for its anti-inflammatory ...
  • Increased Receptor Affinity and Reduced Recognition by Specific Antibodies Contribute to Immune Escape of SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron 

    Vogt, Anne-Cathrine; Augusto, Gilles; Martina, Byron; Chang, Xinyue; Nasrallah, Gheyath; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2022 , Article)
    In this report, we mechanistically reveal how the Variant of Concern (VOC) SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (B.1.1.529) escapes neutralizing antibody responses, by physio-chemical characterization of this variant in comparison to the ...
  • Persistence of antibodies, boostability, and interchangeability of Japanese encephalitis vaccines: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis 

    Nazmul, Islam; Xu, Chang; Lau, Colleen L.; Mills, Deborah J.; Clark, Justin; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article Review)
    BackgroundThe burden of Japanese encephalitis (JE) is substantial and is arguably one of the most serious viral encephalitic diseases with high case fatality and no specific treatment. JE vaccines are the only available ...
  • Solar cultivation of microalgae in a desert environment for the development of techno-functional feed ingredients for aquaculture in Qatar 

    Rihab, Rasheed; Thaher, Mahmoud; Younes, Nadin; Bounnit, Touria; Schipper, Kira; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    The demand for aquaculture feed will increase in the coming years in order to ensure food security for a growing global population. Microalgae represent a potential fish-feed ingredient; however, the feasibility of their ...
  • Association of Glycemic Control With Different Diets Followed by Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Findings From Qatar Biobank Data 

    Tayyem, Reema; Hamdan, Aya; Alhmmadi, Karmen; Eissa, Yasmin; Al-Adwi, Maryam; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2022 , Article)
    Background: Diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM) is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Unhealthy dietary habits may lead to T2DM, which is also influenced by the extent of education and knowledge of appropriate diets ...
  • The Role of Systemic Filtrating Organs in Aging and Their Potential in Rejuvenation Strategies 

    Kassab, Amal; Rizk, Nasser; Prakash, Satya ( MDPI , 2022 , Article Review)
    Advances in aging studies brought about by heterochronic parabiosis suggest that aging might be a reversable process that is affected by changes in the systemic milieu of organs and cells. Given the broadness of such a ...
  • Human herpes simplex virus-6 (HHV-6) detection and seroprevalence among Qatari nationals and immigrants residing in Qatar 

    Duaa W., Al-Sadeq; Zedan, Hadeel T.; Aldewik, Nader; Elkhider, Alaa; Hicazi, Asalet; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    BackgroundHuman herpes simplex virus-6 (HHV-6) is the causative agent of exanthema subitum. Transmission mainly occurs through salivary secretions, yet blood transfusions and organ transplantations have also been reported ...
  • Assessment of the Neutralizing Antibody Response of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in Naïve and Previously Infected Individuals: A Comparative Study 

    Shurrab, Farah M.; Al-Sadeq, Duaa W.; Abou-Saleh, Haissam; Al-Dewik, Nader; Elsharafi, Amira E.; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2022 , Report)
    The currently authorized mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer-BNT162b2 and Moderna-mRNA-1273, offer great promise for reducing the spread of the COVID-19 by generating protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2. Recently, it was ...
  • Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Activity of Mercaptophenol Functionalized-Gold Nanorods Against a Clinical Isolate of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus 

    Eltai, Nahla O.; Mahmoud, Nouf N.; Zakaria, Zain Z.; Abdelrahman, Hana; Moustafa, Ala Eddin Al; ... more authors ( Springer , 2022 , Article)
    Gold nanorods (AuNRs) were synthesized by the seed-mediated wet chemical method using a binary surfactant system. AuNRs were stabilized with polyethylene glycol, then functionalized with 4-mercaptophenol (4-MPH) ligand by ...
  • Burden and disease pathogenesis of influenza and other respiratory viruses in diabetic patients 

    Swapna, Thomas; Ouhtit, Allal; Al Khatib, Hebah A.; Eid, Ali H.; Mathew, Shilu; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article Review)
    Over the past two decades, diabetes mellitus (DM) has been receiving increasing attention among autoimmune diseases. The prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes has increased rapidly and has become one of the leading ...
  • Pyridoxine non-responsive p.R336C mutation alters the molecular properties of cystathionine beta-synthase leading to severe homocystinuria phenotype 

    Al-Sadeq, Duaa W.; Thanassoulas, Angelos; Islam, Zeyaul; Kolatkar, Prasanna; Al-Dewik, Nader; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    The prevalence of homocystinuria in Qatar is 1:1800, mainly due to a founder missense mutation p.R336C. • The cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) R336C mutant was bacterially expressed, purified and its molecular properties ...
  • Evaluation of Metal-Organic Framework MIL-89 Nanoparticles Toxicity on Embryonic Zebrafish Development 

    Dana E., Al-Ansari; Al-Badr, Mashael; Zakaria, Zain Z.; Mohamed, Nura Adam; Nasrallah, Gheyath K.; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    Metal-Organic Framework MIL-89 nanoparticles garnered remarkable attention for their widespread use in technological applications. However, the impact of these nanomaterials on human and environmental health is still ...
  • Modeling the population-level impact of treatment on COVID-19 disease and SARS-CoV-2 transmission 

    Monia, Makhoul; Abu-Hijleh, Farah; Ayoub, Houssein H.; Seedat, Shaheen; Chemaitelly, Hiam; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2022 , Article)
    Different COVID-19 treatment candidates are under development, and some are becoming available including two promising drugs from Merck and Pfizer. This study provides conceptual frameworks for the effects of three types ...
  • A Pilot Study On Cognitive-behavioral Approach For Combatting Childhood Obesity In Qatar 

    Ahmedna, Mohamed; Darzi, Ara; Gately, Paul; Vlaev, Ivo; Al-saadi, Aziza; ... more authors ( Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Levels of overweight and obesity have reached alarming proportions in Qatar and other Gulf nations. In Qatar, the need to establish national strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity was recognized in the ...
  • Nutrition Literacy of Middle School Students and Its Influencing Factors: A Cross-Sectional Study in Chongqing, China 

    Zeng, Mao; Zhu, Yuzhao; Cai, Zhengjie; Xian, Jinli; Li, Shengping; ... more authors ( Frontiers Media , 2022 , Article)
    Nutrition literacy plays an important role in children's dietary habits and nutrition. This study aimed to analyse the status of nutrition literacy and its influencing factors amongst middle school students in Chongqing, ...
  • Consequences of a Great Crisis on Chronic Diseases: How Childhood Exposures May Shape Future Health 

    Lee, J.J.; Shi, Z. ( John Wiley and Sons Inc , 2021 , Article)
    [No abstract available]
  • Assessment of lung cancer risk factors and mortality in Qatar: A case series study 

    Abdel-Salam, A.-S.G.; Mollazehi, M.; Bandyopadhyay, D.; Malki, A.M.; Shi, Z.; ... more authors ( Blackwell Publishing Ltd , 2021 , Article)
    Background: The global burden of cancer has exponentially increased over the last few years. In 2018 alone, approximately more than half of the 18.1 million individuals who had cancer succumbed to it. Lung cancer cases and ...
  • Article depressive symptoms among patients with diabetes in Qatar: Frequency and potential determinants 

    Bawadi, H.; Al-Shahwani, A.; Arafeh, D.; Al-Asmar, D.; Moawad, J.; ... more authors ( MDPI AG , 2021 , Article)
    Background: Diabetes is a highly prevalent chronic disease that is associated with major complications. Findings regarding risk of depression among patients with diabetes are controversial. This study aimed to determine ...
  • Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants 

    Andrea, Rodriguez-Martinez; Zhou, Bin; Sophiea, Marisa K; Bentham, James; Paciorek, Christopher J; ... more authors (2020 , Article)
    Background Comparable global data on health and nutrition of school-aged children and adolescents are scarce. We aimed to estimate age trajectories and time trends in mean height and mean body-mass index (BMI), which ...

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