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NYUAD engineering faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international media.

First-Ever Ingestible Electroceutical to Control Appetite by Hormone Modulation
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi have developed an ingestible electroceutical device, called the FLASH system, that modulates the gut-brain axis, affecting hunger levels and potentially treating a range of disorders.
Sky News | May 12, 2023

This UAE-built electronic pill will regulate your appetite
There's a craze for the appetite suppressant sparked by the problematic Ozempic. Here's an alternative that researchers at NYUAD come up with.
Wired Middle East | May 02, 2023

An Electronic Pill Inspired by Lizards Could Transform Medicine
Electrical stimulation therapy could reduce the need for surgery or drugs for some conditions.
Inverse | May 02, 2023

NYU Abu Dhabi develops ingestible device to help curb hunger signals, treat metabolic diseases
Capsule connects to stomach tissue and helps modulate hunger hormones.
Gulf News | May 01, 2023

Boston scientists discover capsule that improves nausea or loss of appetite
The new artificial capsule was designed to deliver electrical currents to cells in order to stimulate the body into producing ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite.
International Business Times | April 29, 2023

NYUAD research team develops first ingestible electroceutical device to regulate appetite
Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi have created the first ingestible electroceutical device for neuromodulation of the gut-brain axis, which could be used to control appetite and cure metabolic and neurological diseases.
Arab News | April 27, 2023

Ingestible 'electroceutical' capsule stimulates hunger-regulating hormone
The device, which uses electricity to boost hormone production in the stomach, could help to ease nausea and counteract appetite loss.
Science Daily | April 26, 2023

Abu Dhabi researchers develop efficient, non-toxic method to upcycle single-use plastics
Existing methods to convert waste plastic into carbon dots involve multiple, time-consuming steps and utilise toxic chemicals.
Khaleej Times | March 10, 2023

Researchers develop highly efficient, non-toxic method for upcycling single-use plastics
A team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi has developed a single-step, organic solvent-free, hydrothermal process to convert polyethylene-based plastic bags and polypropylene-based surgical masks into carbon dots.
Business News | March 07, 2023

NYUAD-led researchers develop smart pill to advance diagnosis, treatment of gastrointestinal disorders
Ingestible wireless device allows for accurate assessment of food movement.
Arab News | February 14, 2023

NYUAD researchers develop 'smart pills' to improve gastrointestinal disorders' diagnosis, treatment
A team of researchers led by Khalil Ramadi, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), have developed a new, non-invasive system to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders.
Emirates News Agency | February 14, 2023

UAE: Traceable smart pills open ‘new frontier’ in medical diagnosis
The pills show their location inside body and can be use in gastrointestinal treatments.
Gulf News | February 14, 2023

UAE: New 'smart pills' to improve diagnosis, treatment of gastrointestinal disorders
This new technology holds the potential for future use in clinical applications including minimally-invasive procedures.
Khaleej Times | February 14, 2023

Zapping the Gut
A new treatment option could be on the way for your hospital stay. In today's Academic Minute, NYU Abu Dhabi's Khalil Ramadi explains.
Inside Higher Ed | September 29, 2021

Zapping the Gut
A new option for treatment could be on the way for your hospital stay.
Academic Minute | September 29, 2021