What Can Arab Americans Do ?

Arab American scientists and researchers always had significant contributions to almost all biomedical research fields. Their achievements has been witnessed for decades in elite American institutes. Throughout their career development, the link between Arab American scientists reflects mixed feelings. However, most of them express their willing to help their colleagues at homelands. In your...

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Biomedical Research

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are of the most commonly used terms nowadays. VR completely takes over your vision by blocking out all the surroundings when you wear a VR device. In contrast, AR can integrate computer generated models into the real-world environment in real-time. Applications of both techniques are widely increasing...

Tell Your Tale of the Two Worlds

The term “The Third World” was traditionally used in the cold war era to describe a wide range of countries in Africa, Asia and to some extent, Latin America that doesn’t belong to the “First”/Western World or the “Second”/Eastern World. By 1989, the Soviet Union collapsed and the so-called Second World dramatically dissolved. Countries...

Social Media in Medical Research

Social media platforms have invaded every aspect of our life in the previous decade. Use of applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat is an essential part of daily routine for most of us. And medical research is ready to get involved.FacebookUsually, Facebook is used as a tool for analysis of health-related popular...

Research Funding in Arab Countries

Research funding is the cornerstone of sustained and productive biomedical research. While the previous achievement of researchers involved in fund-pursuing projects remains a major determinant of funding, other factors e.g. networking and collaboration may have significant role (Ebadi and Schiffauerova, 2015).There is no argument that adequate research funding is one of the most influential...

Research Ethics in The Arab World

The main purpose of research ethics is to protect humans against abuse. A founding milestone in the development of modern biomedical research ethics concepts was the Declaration of Helsinki on research involving human subjects. Other contributions include Nuremberg Code and Belmont Report (Schwenzer, 2011). Researches involving animals were also submitted to similar regulations in...

Research Collaboration in a Changing World

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

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...