Meteor shower to light up Dammam sky today

Updated 16 December 2012
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Meteor shower to light up Dammam sky today

Residents of Dammam today will be able to watch the annual Germinids meteor shower. Many people were able to watch the “shooting stars” during the weekend, with 50 meteors seen per hour as earth passes through regions close to the debris from asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which is believed to be a dead comet.
Chunks from the debris will enter the earth’s atmosphere and burn at the speed of 35 kilometer per second and form the Germinids.
“The sky will be lit with lines of beautiful colors,” said astronomer Mulhim Muhammad Hindi. People will be able to see more meteors than at other times of the year both today and tomorrow, he added.


Saudi Society for Medical Genetics approves 12 recommendations to combat diseases

Updated 21 May 2018
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Saudi Society for Medical Genetics approves 12 recommendations to combat diseases

  • More than 130 pediatricians, geneticists, genetic researchers, laboratory technicians, nutritionists attended the conference from across the kingdom.
  • The conference is an opportunity for medical professionals and workers in the region to keep up-to-date with the most important developments.

RIYADH: Saudi Society of Medical Genetics (SSMG) concluded its conference in Riyadh by approving 12 recommendations aimed at fighting genetic diseases, the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

More than 130 pediatricians, geneticists, genetic researchers, laboratory technicians, nutritionists attended the conference from across the kingdom.

President of the Association, Dr. Zuhair Rahbini, praised the success of the conference, saying it comes in line with the efforts of Saudi government to support all that serves the citizen and supports social health efforts and increases awareness levels to confront genetic diseases.

Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, Chairman of the Genetic Research Committee, said the conference has come out with 12 recommendations related to many topics covered by the conference, which include genes, the human genome and the relationship of genes to other environmental factors.

The conference is an opportunity for medical professionals and workers in the country to keep up-to-date with the most important developments, such as early screening for metabolic diseases in newborns, their clinical treatment and new medical treatments across the spectra of metabolic diseases.