MBRU research uncovers saliva testing as effective alternative to nasal swab in COVID-19 detection

Researchers from the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) have made a significant contribution to the fight against COVID-19 with the completion of a study into the effectiveness of saliva as an alternative to the nasopharyngeal … Continued

Hackathon winning team provide communities impacted with COVID-19 with Bounceback ability amid pandemic crisis

The winners of the #MBRUHacksCOVID19 hackathon, a pioneering competition which tasked UAE residents with developing innovative solutions that could help in the fight against the global pandemic, have been crowned. The winning quartet took the top prize for their solution, … Continued

Current COVID-19 and Beyond: A review of the pediatric dentistry guidelines and post-COVID-era clinical recommendations

Overview:  The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on elective dentistry are easing. Some regular pediatric dentistry procedures, especially the Aerosol Generating Procedures, can be modified to safeguard patients and practitioners. Available evidence-based non-invasive treatment modalities that avoid the use of a handpiece … Continued

MBRU hackathon offers UAE residents unique opportunity to join battle and innovatively tackle COVID-19

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has launched its latest initiative in the fight against COVID-19, a hackathon for UAE residents to develop innovative solutions that could help contain the spread of the virus. The winners … Continued


We call on all UAE residents to join forces to help the UAE The #MBRUHacksCOVID-19 hackathon is an online five-day hackathon that gives residents and citizens the opportunity to collectively address the challenges that the country and Dubai are facing due … Continued

Dubai Command & Control Center announces UAE’s first full genome sequencing of virus causing COVID-19

Dubai’s COVID-19 Command and Control Center (CCC) announced the UAE’s first full genome sequencing of the virus causing COVID-19. The successful sequencing of the virus from a patient in Dubai was performed by researchers at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University … Continued

Useful resources related to COVD-19 pandemic

We have combined a list of open access resources available in different platforms that are related to  COVID-19 pandemic. This is to support the global response to emerging outbreak COVID-19 by enabling fast and direct access to the latest available … Continued

Book Readers Club Going Virtual

YOU ARE INVITED! Al Maktoum Medical Library is hosting the first virtual Book Readers Club event in collaboration with student ATLAS Club, students, faculty and staff are welcome. The Book Readers Club is comprised of a group of library patrons … Continued

Library Revised Opening Hours

Health Professionals, Faculty and Students:  In accordance with UAE Ministry of Higher Education’s protocols and guidelines for re-opening of educational establishments at the time of Covid-19pandemic, Al Maktoum Medical Library’s opening hours will be reduced until further notice to achieve … Continued