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Challenges faced by the aviation industry

Challenges faced by the aviation industryAviation is an important parameter of a nation’s economic health. This is a vital industry which contributes significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and provides employment to the masses. Which in turn raises their standard of living. Continue »

The dairy industry in UAE

The dairy industry in UAEUnited Arab Emirate’s population in 2007 was an estimated 4.3 million with one of the world’s best per capital GDP, at an average of USD49,500 [1]. Continue »

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Factors affecting the economic performance of a country

Economic performance of a country is measured by economic growth and the most commonly used indicator for economic growth of a country, its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or Gross National Product (GNP). GDP is the aggregate value of all final goods and services produced in the domestic territory of an economy or a country in a certain period of time. GNP is GDP adjusted for domestic workforce working abroad and the foreign workforce working in the domestic economy. Although economic growth alone is not a sufficient condition for economic development, it is a necessary condition for an economy to be healthy and performing well. Continue »

Environmental pollution timeline of India

Economic growth of a region results in improved standard of living.  It leads to industrial and infrastructure development which in turn create job opportunities. However, these improvements come at the cost of a decline in the sustainability of the region when the adverse effects of economic expansion go unchecked for a long period. Continue »

Emerging role of Bio marker in healthcare and medical sector

A bio marker or biological marker, are defined as an indicator of a biological state of a living body. It is a characteristic that is measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes. In addition, they also help in pathogenic processes or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention. Continue »

Contributors to the degrading environment

The term ‘environment’ derives from the French word “environ,” which means “surrounding.” Environment includes both natural and atmosphere such as air, water, vegetation and extends up to the social system formulated. Continue »

Global prevalence and distribution of cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) refers to a diverse range of conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels. Major types of CVDs’ include coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure. CVDs’, still remain the major cause of death across all the regions of the world. In 2015, approximately 17.7 million people died across the globe due to CVDs’, which represents 31% of total global deaths (WHO, 2017). The established risk factors associated with CVDs’ are obesity, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and smoking (Laslett et al., 2012). Continue »

Identification of common pipeline for biomarker discovery

As discussed in the previous article the biomarkers are any substance of biological origin, which is used as an indicator for certain medical condition within the biological system. Biomarker discovery comprises of a process of discovering biomarkers and is a multistep process that leads to clinical applications. Continue »

The importance of benchmarking in biomarker discovery and validation

Benchmarking is a process of comparing and contrasting best existing methods to new emerging techniques and methodologies. Benchmarking in biomarker discovery is a method of setting a baseline for identification and classification of new protein and molecules profiling technologies. Biomarkers are the best aid in understanding the cause, progression, diagnosis, regression and outcome of treatment of a disease. A number of biomarkers are currently very popular in diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases, infections, immunological and genetic disorders as well as in cancer (Perera and Weinstein, 2000). Continue »

Global cancer prevalence and its geographical distribution

Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells that spread to other parts of the body via metastases. It has been a topic of research worldwide since the early 1960s. Since then it has had a great impact on human health and economies worldwide (Jemal et al., 2010). Thus, global cancer prevalence has diversified from one geographical location to another. There are several cancer causing reasons including lifestyle (external) factors, such as tobacco use, excess body weight; internal factors, such as inherited genetic mutations, hormones and immune conditions (American Cancer Society, 2017). Continue »

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