April 7, 2014
A New Generation of Arab Innovation
Thomas Hartwell for The Chronicle
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