Research Collaboration in a Changing World

The mind-blowing progress achieved in communications technology allowed us to live in an increasingly interconnected world that couldn’t be foreseen before. Research collaboration is amongst the priority fields expected to benefit from this progress (Hall et al., 2018).Evidently, research collaboration served to improve diagnosis and treatment by facilitating the development of consensus and evidence-based...

Racism and Discrimination in Publishing Biomedical Research

In their recently published letter to the “BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine,” Niriella et al. (2020) publicly asked a loudly-whispered question: ‘Is there racism in academic medical publishing?”. The Sri Lanka doctors bitterly shed light on the sensitive topic. They criticized the negative view of research originating from African and Asian countries by some editors and...

Publishing Biomedical Sciences by Arab Researchers

Nothing is telling more than statistics. The following table lists the publishing records of the top 3 Arab countries in some biomedical fields in 2019. For comparison, we also listed the contributions of other countries in the region, particularly Iran, Israel, and Turkey. How do you comment on these data? Source: Scimago (https://www.scimagojr.com/).

Internet of Things (IoT) in Biomedical Research

Internet of Things (IoT) is a relatively new technological concept that connects “Things” to the internet, thus enabling better access and connectivity of electronic devices. This concept has unlimited applications both in biomedical research and clinical practice. The Medical Internet of Things (MIoT) has gained increasing ground in the past few years. Dramatic progress...

Google Trends in Medical Research

Google Trends is a Google search analysis service for different regions and languages; the service allows simultaneous comparison of up to 5 terms or topics. Results are sorted according to geographical areas over a time series. The “Trends” can be used to monitor and analyze people’s medical complaints, interests, and awareness. If you doubt...

Finding A Path

Biomedical research in the Arab World is in deep crisis. As previously discussed in another article, the causes and aspects of this crisis are multi-dimensional. A clear, comprehensive understanding of these causes and an appropriate description of these aspects is essential to find a path towards a solution. As a biomedical researcher, what do...