STUDENTS OF THE FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES AT QATAR UNIVERSITY ARE AWARDED THE FIRST PRIZE

At the Fourth World Academic Conference on Emergency Medicine

The research presented by the students of the Department of Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Qatar won the first prize at the 4th International Conference on Emergency Medicine organized by Hamad Medical Corporation and the Qatari Council for Health Specialties from 30 October to 4 November 2018.

The two studies focused on the antioxidant resveratrol, where the first study found the toxicity of resveratrol in high doses as a dietary supplement contrary to the belief in the media. While another study by the students revealed the effectiveness of resveratrol in the treatment of oxidative stress caused by high glucose, which provides the opportunity to find a preventive treatment of complications associated with diabetes such as fibrosis. The research was supervised by Dr. Gian Franco Pintos in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Fourth World Academic Conference on Emergency Medicine is a multidisciplinary academic meeting of more than 2,000 specialists from a wide range of countries, institutions, health facilities and academies from around the world who provide care and education and conduct scientific research in the fields of accident, emergency and critical medicine.

The conference was held this year under the theme: “Building bridges of communication between specialized staff in the field of trauma, emergency and critical care medicine: the best proven evidence and practices in academic systems.”

Source: Qatar University