Lab-Work in Beirut

2019-12-18T15:48:02+01:00

Lab-work in Beirut By David Kamiab Hesari A collaborated project between the center for global health in Munich, the Boston University and the American University of Beirut (AUB) explores the question how heavy metals affect carbapenem resistance in people from war regions. Acinetobacter baumannii (Acba) is an opportunistic, gram negative bacterium, that mainly colonizes wounds and causes hospital acquired infections (HAI). Because of its high prevalence in wound infections from US personnel coming from Iraq it was also nicknamed the „Iraqibacter“. Since then, carbapenem resistant Acba strains have been isolated at high rates in areas with protracted conflicts, especially in the Middle Eastern North [...]

Lab-Work in Beirut2019-12-18T15:48:02+01:00

Demonstrations in Beirut – A Witness Account

2019-12-18T15:04:47+01:00

Demonstrations in Beirut - A Witness Account By David Kamiab Hesari David Kamiab Hesari is working on his PhD at the American University of Beirut. Over the last month getting to work was harder, but also more interesting due to demonstrations. David wrote this text about his experience with the demonstrations. Now that it's been over a month since the protests started, I can give you a small overview. It all started with protests about a tax on WhatsApp calls, on which the government decided. But of course that was just the straw that broke the camel's back. Since the [...]

Demonstrations in Beirut – A Witness Account2019-12-18T15:04:47+01:00

What You Missed – TUM Global Health Day on Climate Change and Health

2019-11-06T14:39:52+01:00

What You Missed – TUM Global Health Day on Climate Change and Health by Maeve Cook-Deegan October 21st marked TUM’s second Global Health Day. In the wake of the UN Climate summit and in the era of Fridays for Future, the topic was timely: Climate Change and Health. For those of you who weren’t able to attend, or those who want to relive it, among the many topics that arose from the lectures and panel discussions, there were a few clear messages: 1. Climate health, human health and animal health are intimately connected. Rising temperatures and flooding were two recurring [...]

What You Missed – TUM Global Health Day on Climate Change and Health2019-11-06T14:39:52+01:00

Zombie Nation: 21st century and its not so hidden fears of epidemics

2019-08-12T13:40:09+02:00

Zombie Nation: 21st century and its not so hidden fear of epidemics by Katharina Wolff You might not have noticed, but zombies have changed recently. In their Haitian origin, zombies are understood as undead and non-conscious human beings, which were turned into this state by priests of the vodun. They have no will of their own anymore and are said to have been used for hard work in farming and for other purposes.(1) In Europe, the closest concept to zombies would be revenants, dead and mostly buried people, who cannot find peace as something brings them to anger. They also [...]

Zombie Nation: 21st century and its not so hidden fears of epidemics2019-08-12T13:40:09+02:00