A New Generation of Arab Innovation

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Thomas Hartwell for The Chronicle

Hassan Azzazy, a chemist at the American U. in Cairo, started a company 
that develops low-cost medical tests.

A test for hepatitis C. Skin-care products made from camel’s milk. A monitor that measures a swimmer’s heart beat.

They are all the work of a new crop of Arab researchers, inventors who have persevered against long odds to make their ideas a reality.

The innovations are emerging from a region with a rich scientific heritage: During the Middle Ages, the Arab world made significant discoveries in mathematics, astronomy, and physics. But in modern times it has fallen