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Data ‘matchmaker’ finds new uses for drugs

US scientists have devised a drug-disease matchmaking programme that mines databases for potentially useful new treatment combinations and has turned up two so far.

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The green-eyed monster

Your best friend just got a swanky new car that you have been eyeing but couldn’t afford and you can’t help but feel a little miserable as he zooms around town showing off his ride to all and sundry. Your cousin’s new engagement ring boasts a rock the size of Texas while you look down […]

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Stress often acts as the proverbial last straw in outbreak of many a disease

DUBAI – The burden of psycho-somatic illness is huge on society. Every disease has a psychological component, and hence the problems are multiplied, according to Dr Rajshekher Garikapati, Specialist Neurologist, Zulekha Hospital Dubai.

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Scientists aim for spare
heart parts in five years

Stem cell researchers in Hong Kong and the United States are trying to grow spare parts for the human heart that may be ready for tests on people within five years.

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A street for plants, flowers

Satwa is an area of contrasts – from high-end villas to the bustling Dhiyafah Street. It is the right area to explore different worlds. Between Al Satwa Road and Al Wasl Road, there is Al Hudaiba Street, nicknamed as ‘Plant Street’, where you can buy plants and flowers of all colours, sizes and shapes.

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Libyan wins Quran award

DUBAI – Scoring 92 per cent, Libyan contestant Khalid Mohamed Algardouz has bagged the top position and the Dh250,000 prize money in the 15th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, pushing Qatari Abdulla Hamad Abu-Sharida and Turkish Ahmet Sarikaya to second and third spots, respectively.

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Last to come, but comes first at last

DUBAI – While all contestants reached Dubai hours before the Dubai International Holy Quran Award Quran Award began, Libyan contestant Khalid Mohamed Algardouz, who bagged the first position in the end, arrived four days late.

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Man attacks woman 
in lift, snatches 
gold chain

SHARJAH – The Criminal Investigation Department of the Sharjah Police recently nabbed a 26-year-old Bangladeshi national who allegedly attacked and robbed an Arab woman inside an elevator of a building located in Al Qasimia area.

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DAST nominations open till Oct end

DUBAI – The nominations for the new expanded Dubai Awards for Sustainable Transport (DAST) are extended till the end of October, a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official revealed.

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Partial opening of Salam Street after Eid Al Fitr

ABU DHABI – The newly-developed Salam Street with additional link roads and new tunnels will partly open for traffic after Eid Al Fitr, Khaleej Times has learnt.

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Dubai officials team up to stamp out a growing rat problem – The National

Gulf TodayDubai officials team up to stamp out a growing rat problemThe NationalDUBAI // When Anna Ohlson moved into her apartment in Jumeirah Beach Residence, she was greeted by a few unwelcome guests. The dirty kitchen left by the previous tenant had proved a perfect breeding ground for cockroaches. Dubai Metro's Green Line to …Dubai […]

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Dubai utility bills increase by Dh2bn – The National

The NationalDubai utility bills increase by Dh2bnThe NationalPower lines near the residential area in Discovery Gardens in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National Dubai residents paid almost Dh2 billion more on their water and electricity bills in the first half of the year, compared with the same period last year. …Dubai's District Cooling Industry Seen […]

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Dubai utility bills increase by Dh2bn – The National

The NationalDubai utility bills increase by Dh2bnThe NationalPower lines near the residential area in Discovery Gardens in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National Dubai residents paid almost Dh2 billion more on their water and electricity bills in the first half of the year, compared with the same period last year. …Dubai's District Cooling Industry Seen […]

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Dubai Municipality security guard accused of taking bribes – gulfnews.com

Dubai Municipality security guard accused of taking bribesgulfnews.comBy Bassam Za'za', Senior Reporter Dubai: Prosecutors accused a security guard at a Dubai Municipality facility of taking a bribe in exchange for allowing a man to sneak out a bus from the municipality's impounding area in Al Ghusais. … and more

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Dubai electronics store attendant charged with internet fraud – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comDubai electronics store attendant charged with internet fraudgulfnews.comBy Noorhan Barakat, Staff Reporter A team of specialists in electronic crime was formed in order to monitor the suspect's actions and catch him red-handed. Picture for illustrative purposes only. Dubai: An Arab expatriate was arrested on Tuesday by the … and more

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