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AUBMC doctors conduct first virtually-augmented surgery in the region and third outside the US



  • 'MEMA 47 highlights the importance of modern treatments for cancer'
    Annahar reports on 'Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA) 2014 Updates: Focus On Hematological Malignancies.'

  • 'Israeli Extremism or Zionism’s True Colors?'
    AUB's IFI Director Rami Khouri writes for Agence Global about the creation of bus routes for Palestinians alongside other routes that Jewish Israelis and settlers use.

  • BOT member Huda Zoghbi receives prestigious prize for identifying gene responsible for disease
    AUB Board of Trustee member Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, a pediatric neurologist, has been awarded the 2014 March of Dimes Prize, for discovering the gene responsible for Rett's Syndrome which causes intellectual disabilities in girls.
    Recipients of this $250,000-prize are considered leaders in their field, and their research would have profoundly advanced the science that underlies the understanding of birth defects.

  • 'Cure Rot by Exposing It to Fresh Air'
    AUB's IFI Director Rami Khouri wrote for Agence Global on Brandeis University withdrawing an invitation to the Somali-Dutch-American anti-Islamic firebrand Ayaan Hirsi Ali to give a speech and receive an honorary degree.

  • AUBMC doctors conduct first virtual surgery in the region and third outside the US
    For the first time in the Middle East, and only the third time outside the United States, AUBMC surgeons have conducted a procedure, using a new software technology developed by Vipaar that relies on Google glasses, allowing them to transmit what they see to a surgeon in New York, who would tell the surgeons exactly where they should make their incisions, in a two-hour reconstructive surgery on a two-year-old baby with a cleft lip.
    The surgery was covered by Reuters and picked up by a number of local and regional news outlets, including LBC, Al-Arabiya, Sky News Arabia, and Al-Qabas (Kuwait) and others.

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