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10 Oct 2019

2019-2020 academic year orientation programs are concluded

Üsküdar University orientation programs for the students who are enrolled in 2019-2020 academic year are concluded with the participation of academic and administrative staff. The students were informed about all the functioning and activities of the university in the 5-day programs.Orientation days were held at Main Campus Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall and Çarşı Campus Emirnebi Conference Hall. The instructors of Faculties of Medicine, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Vocational School of Health Services, Preparatory School and International Office informed the students about every aspect.In the orientation programs; Directors of Corporate Communication, Student Affairs, Information Technologies; Health, Culture and Sports; Library Documentation, Career Center and International Relations introduced their units to students.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

02 Oct 2019

Üsküdar University students follow the trace of cancer

Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 4th grade student Orhun Karakuş who conducted his study “Investigation of the Possible Effects of CD27 General Polymorphism in Gastric Cancer” and presented as a poster at the 7th International Molecular Medicine Congress.Karakuş’s study was carried out in collaboration with İstanbul University Faculty of Medicine Aziz Sancar Experimental Medicine Research Institute Molecular Medicine Department and Üsküdar University.The study was also supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK 2209 A).“Gastric cancer patients were included in the study”In this study, polymorphism studies were carried out to investigate the effects of genetic polymorphism and CD27 gene mutations on gastric cancer, which facilitates the diagnosis of diseases caused by genes and enable them to be diagnosed..rs2267966 that is one of the CD27 SNPs, was investigated for the first time in gastric cancer patients in the world and in the Turkish population. In this study, 67 gastric cancer patients (22 female and 45 male) who were diagnosed by İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Thoracic Surgery Department were examined..A total of 103 healthy volunteers (49 females and 54 males) were included in the study as the control group.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

18 Sept 2019

Asst. Prof. Hasan Çiçek attended a conference in Hungary

Üsküdar University Head of Industrial Engineering Department Asst. Prof. Hasan Çiçek attended Fifth International Mediterranean Congress on Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering -MENSEC 5 in Budapest, Hungary.Çiçek was the moderator at the conference and also delivered a lecture on “The Malfunctions in Supply Chain Management causes the remarkable reduction in company’s profile”. Asst. Prof. Hasan Çiçek gave detailed information about Üsküdar University to the attendees.On another note, Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty Member Ayşe Özçetin Şenöz also gave a lecture at the conference.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

05 Sept 2019

Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel expressed his vision of Artificial Intelligence and the Future

Üsküdar University Head of Software Engineering Department Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel was a speaker at the conference organized within the scope of “Strong School Project with Teacher” by Beşiktas District Directorate of National Education. Assoc Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel gave important information on artificial intelligence technologies and future vision.The program was held in the conference hall of İstanbul Kabataş Boys’ High School and gave lectures under the title of “Artificial Intelligence and Future Vision” for teachers working in Beşiktaş District Directorate of National Education.Teachers’ showed great attention to the conference.Assoc. Prof. Türker Tekin Ergüzel answered teachers’ questions at the end of the conference.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

22 July 2019

Üsküdar University received great interest at the fair!

University Fair is organized at İstanbul Congress Center in which 105 universities attended. Üsküdar University once again received great interest from prospective students and their families. Üsküdar University academicians, students and consultants provide information on all issues to candidates and parents who will make a choice.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan also attended the fair at İstanbul Congress Center. Tarhan and Arıboğan answered the questions from prospective students and their families.“The choice you make, will not be the last choice of your life”Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan gave a conference to prospective students within the scope of preference days. Prof. Arıboğan shared stimulating ideas in her conference that is entitled “Making the Right Choice and New Occupations in a Changing World”.Prof. Arıboğan reminded the candidates that they are at a very important point of their lives and also that the choice they make, will not be the last choice of their lives. Therefore, they should stay away from being stressed out.“Professions have to keep up with the new civilization” Arıboğan stated that a new plane of civilization has been formed in the changing world and she added, “The new level of civilization is destroying traditional occupations. Professions have to keep up with the new civilization. There shouldn’t be a doctor or lawyer who does not know about artificial intelligence. The future occupations should be directed in this plane.”“Everyone can be a doctor but not everyone can be a good doctor”Arıboğan emphasized the importance of leading young people to the professions in line with their abilities and she continued as, “All young people should be led to professions that are in line with their abilities. Everyone can be a doctor but not everyone can be a good doctor. Doing a job fondly brings advancement in that profession.”“You can shorten your way with the right choices” Prof. Arıboğan remarked and advised the following in her speech, “Let the students make professions compatible with their abilities. Let them be educated according to their fields. Let the guitarist play guitar, not to be an engineer. Whoever loves sewing should specialize in that. If you don't have any certain ability, you can go further to a point in an area. But you can shorten your way with the right choices”.The program ended after Prof. Arıboğan answered the students' questions.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

19 July 2019

“Food and Intestinal Stem Cells” were discussed at Üsküdar University

MIT and Harvard University Faculty of Medicine Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Ömer Yılmaz gave a conference at Üsküdar University entitled ‘Food and Intestinal Stem Cells’.The conference was held at Main Campus Ayhan Songar Conference Hall and Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Vice Presidents Prof. Mehmet Zelka and Prof. Muhsin Konuk, Advisor to President Prof. Tayfun Uzbay, Dean of Health Sciences Faculty Prof. Şefik Dursun attended the conference. Assoc. Prof. Ömer Yılmaz gave crucial information to the participants about fasting and intestinal stem cells.Intestinal stem cells were discussed in many waysAssoc. Prof. Ömer Yılmaz explained intestinal stem cells at the beginning of his speech and said: “Stem cells in the intestinal epithelium are characterized as Lgr5 + and it is located in the crypt section that is neighbor with Paneth cells. These stem cells can be isolated and used in the formation of mini-intestinal organoid in culture environment. Paneth cells play a role in assisting the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells. If they are included in the culture environment, they increase organoid formation. One of the most important findings obtained from the studies, is the increase of organoid formation even in cultures without Paneth cells as a result of High Fat Diet (HAG).”Effects of high-fat dietAssoc. Prof. Yılmaz went on to mention the effects of the high-fat diet. He continued his conference as following: “This effect is exacerbated in the presence of Paneth cells. The observed effect was thought to be shown to be related to PPAR-delta receptor activation and this hypothesis was confirmed by observing the same effect as a result of the application of PPAr-delta agonist GW501516. PPAR-delta activation increases intestinal stem cell number and proliferation and it is essential in these processes. Interestingly, non-stem cell progenitor cells can also be induced through the same pathway and cause organoid formation.Obesity-induced tumor formationAssoc. Prof. Yılmaz continued as: “In obesity-induced tumor formations, unlike other inducers, there is a composite structure of both intestinal stem cell origin and non-stem cell that is "progenitor" cell origin. As a result, it has been shown that intestinal stem cells become independent from niche and non-stem cells acquire stem cell character. HMGCS2 is the most important target in intracellular pathways that is activated via PPAR-delta receptor. Interestingly, in the case of fasting, the number of stem cells increased 20-fold compared to normal, and increased 5-fold as a result of HFD. Beta-HB levels, which are the main product of the ketogenesis pathway in which the HMGCS2 enzyme constitutes the rate-limiting step, are characteristic of very dense in stem cells and are seen the least in Paneth cells. Stem cells in HMGCS2 knockout mice have shown to be transformed into Paneth cells which act as secretions.” He also gave information about obesity-related tumor formations.Assoc. Prof. Ömer Yılmaz answered the questions after his presentation.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan presented a plaque to Assoc. Prof. Ömer Yılmaz.The conference ended after a family photo was taken.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

08 July 2019

Graduation enthusiasm of Üsküdar University

5,943 students who graduated from associate degree, undergraduate and graduate programs received their diplomas with a magnificent ceremony at the Graduation Ceremony of Üsküdar University's 2018-2019 Academic Year. Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, who advised young graduates, said that “We want our students to have dreams for the society and humanity in addition to being successful and happy individuals.” Graduates of Child Development pointed out the problem of “child brides” and Hasan Wasfi Salman Dader, who graduated from computer engineering, had emotional moments when he watched the video of his family and relatives at Gaza, who could not attend the ceremony.5 thousand 943 students who graduated from Üsküdar University's associate degree, undergraduate and graduate programs, received their diplomas at the ceremony held at Ülker Sports and Event Hall in Ataşehir, Istanbul.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated in his graduation speech that how proud they are that the first graduates were 230 students in 2014 and the number increased exponentially every year as this year it rose up to 5 thousand 943 students.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “We are a student-focused university”Prof. Tarhan stated that they work not only for students success but also for them to be good individuals and that they try to keep the quality high and to be a student oriented university. Prof. Tarhan continued as “We have a quality standard of being a student oriented university. We care about this because there is no efficient production where quality is not available. We aim to raise the quality bar even further as a university.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “You cannot change the world unless you change yourselves”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan continued as, “You were a spark when you came to college, now you're a flame.” What does the flame do? It starts to illuminate and heat its surroundings, but it must burn itself before it does so. You cannot change the world unless you change yourselves. If you are going to do something, it is important that you win your first success, your victory against yourself. It is important that you begin to correct the world starting from yourself.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Solidarity is essential, the struggle is an exception.”Prof. Tarhan said that “life is a struggle” motto is misunderstood. He continued, “There is competition in the sentence that ‘life is struggle’. However, cooperation is essential in life, struggle is an exception. Confidence is essential in human relations; doubt is an exception. Don't lose your relationship capital due to suspicion of insecurity.” Prof. Tarhan shared that unhappiness, loneliness and aimlessness are the main reasons of future anxiety.Advices from Prof. Nevzat Tarhan Prof. Nevzat Tarhan said that the skills of the 21st century are innovation, entrepreneurship and most importantly, teamwork. He advised his students to have ego ideals, to plan for the future, to learn a foreign language, not to be addicted to technology, but to dominate technology. Prof. Tarhan remarked, “Having good intentions, being patriotic and religious does not protect the individual from mistakes. What protects people is accountability. You must not lose your sense of accountability.” Prof. Tarhan said, “In addition to being successful and happy individuals, we want our students to be individuals with dreams for the society they live in and for humanity.”Awards were given to the highest ranking studentsSign language instructor Ahmet Kerem Erkan also accompanied Prof. Nevzat Tarhan as he translated Tarhan’s speech to sign language. The awards were presented to the top three students. Firomsa David Osman, the International Student Representative and Tayfun Gözler, the President of the Alumni Association, each gave a speech at the ceremony. Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Üsküdar University Chairman of the Board of Trustees Furkan Tarhan and İDER Foundation Member of the Board of Trustees Fırat Tarhan gave diplomas to the highest ranking graduates. Vice Presidents, Deans of the Faculties, Director of Vocational School and other academic staff presented diplomas to the graduates.The athletes of football, futsal and basketball teams, who led Üsküdar University to success in the inter-university sports competitions, were also awarded at the ceremony.Presented diplomas to their daughters Üsküdar University Advisor to the President and the AK Party 22, 23 and 24 Term Istanbul Deputy Halide İncekara presented the diploma. To her daughter Ülkü İncekara who graduated from the psychology department. Üsküdar University Asst. Prof. Hasan Çiçek presented the diploma to her daughter who graduated from English Psychology Department. Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Muhammet Güzel Kurtoğlu also presented the diploma to his daughter Fatma Hacer Kurtoğlu who graduated from Molecular Biology and Genetics Department.Mother-daughter graduated together The mother-daughter graduated from the Department of Psychology and they experienced the joy of receiving a diploma together. Filiz Yılmaz and her daughter Zeynep Yılmaz, received great attention at the ceremony.Student got emotional with the video message of his parents from Gaza  Hasan Wasfi Salman Dader, who graduated from the computer engineering department at the ceremony, experienced emotional moments with the video message of his family and relatives from Gaza, who could not attend the ceremony. Dader got emotional by the words of his family, who said how proud they were of him.“Child Brides” attracted attention  The most interesting and remarkable message of the ceremony in which colorful banners were opened was the graduates of Faculty of Health Sciences, Child Development program. It stated “In every 7 minutes a child becomes a ‘bride‘ / In every seven minutes in the world, a child is devastated / In every seven minutes in the world, one more light fades away.”Caps were finally tossedThe graduation ceremony ended with the delivery of the pennant and the reading of the graduation oath. The ceremony, which was quite enthusiastic, ended with the graduation of new graduates. The graduation ceremony was broadcasted live from ÜU TV and Üsküdar University Facebook account. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

23 May 2019

Üsküdar University students attended “Molecular Medicine Symposium by the Bosphorus” congress!

Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Bioengineering 4th year students Özge Gül and Sümeyye Çimen presented their theses at International Molecular Medicine Symposium by the Bosphorus congress. Only Üsküdar University students delivered their theses presentations at the undergraduate level in the congress.Özge Gül gave a presentation on ‘The Human Microbiota Analysis Techniques’ and Sümeyye Çimen presented her thesis titled ‘Neurodevelopmental Disorders and miRNA Association’ at the congress held at Bahçeşehir University.Only Üsküdar University students delivered their theses presentations at the undergraduate level Only Üsküdar University students delivered their theses presentations at the undergraduate level on 16-18 May 2019 at the International Molecular Medicine Symposium by the Bosphorus congress held at Bahçeşehir University. Üsküdar University Bioengineering students Özge Gül and Sümeyye Çimen presented their theses and represented Üsküdar University successfully. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

21 May 2019

The search for innovation positively affects the brain

The experts discussed the disease molecularly, physiologically and neurologically at the Alzheimer’s Symposium organized by Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that the brain is an organ that operation actively when it is used more. Prof. Tarhan said, “The brain produces growth factor in those who seek innovation. New connections are formed in the brain. Even though the person who uses the brain very actively, has genetic susceptibility, should not accept it as faith. The most emphasized factor on brain health is that the person should be open to new experiences and learning new things. Even when you're going home, don't try the same route. Nutritional style is also very important and all these are epigenetic factors.”The Alzheimer's Symposium was held at Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall in Üsküdar University Main Campus and brought together experts working in this field.Assoc. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan: “Different aspects of Alzheimer's will be addressed”Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Head of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department Assoc. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan stated in her opening speech that valuable speakers will address Alzheimer's from a variety of aspects and continued as “Today, we will see different aspects of molecular, physiological and neurological aspects from a multidisciplinary perspective. We want you to be actively involved in discussions because every new question will initiate new ideas and projects.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Alzheimer's is accounted for 60% of the dementia group”Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that Alzheimer's is one of the R&D focus of Üsküdar University. Prof. Tarhan said, “Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are among our priority research areas. There are molecular, genetic and neuropathological dimensions and there is a psychiatric area that reflect to the clinic the most. Alzheimer’s is accounted for 60% and there are other types of dementia, but Alzheimer's has been diagnosed by a German. The disease is also remembered by this person’s name and the result of an observation. Observation is very important in medicine. It is important to recognize the details that no one has ever seen, and that is how the discovery works. You have to think about innovation and make connections with discoveries.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Brain is an organ that operates as you use it”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that Alzheimer's disease is related to the deterioration of the brain's memory related hippocampus region. Prof. Tarhan continued, “Amyloid accumulates plaques but the experience is reflected in the clinic related to Alzheimer's. A mathematics professor in California, was playing chess, and was thinking about the aftermath of the 8 moves and after a further 5 moves, he thought that he might have a problem with his memory and went to see a doctor for this. The controls did not show any signs of dementia or Alzheimer's disease but after professor died and they examined the brain and found massive Alzheimer’s plaque. The professor should have had Alzheimer's symptoms and memory disorders, but he had never experienced any. They found that the professor was a person who was using the brain very actively. Brain is an organ that operates as you use it. Alzheimer's plaques are formed in the brain but as one uses the brain, brain starts to form collateral pathways and forms sideways. Due to the new ways of using the brain, the new synaptic firing starts immediately. The brain produces growth factor in those who seek innovation. New connections are formed in the brain. Even though the person who uses the brain very actively, has genetic susceptibility, should not accept it as faith. The most emphasized factor on brain health is that the person should be open to new experiences and learning new things. Even when you're going home, don't try the same route. Nutritional style is also very important and all these are epigenetic factors.”There's a lot to discover in Alzheimer'sProf. Tarhan indicated that Alzheimer's is a new discovery site and said, “They asked Newton what he was planning to discover more; he said ‘We are just like kids playing by the sea.’ This is how I identify the discoveries made in Alzheimer's now. Metaphorically, we're on the edge of the Alzheimer's sea. There is a lot more to discover.”Prof. Scott Brady explained Axonal Transport in AlzheimerChicago Illinois University professor Prof. Scott Brady delivered a conference on “Axonal Transport in Alzheimer’s” and explained the relationship between age and Alzheimer's disease. Prof. Scott Brady also stated his studies on Alzheimer’s and shared that after the emergence of Alzheimer's, brain starts to change. He noted that there are clinical trials targeting plaques leading to Alzheimer's, but no results have been obtained.”Prof. Kemal Türker: “Thinking capacity decreases as tooth loss increases”Koç University Faculty of Medicine professor Prof. Kemal Türker gave a speech on “Motor Functions in Alzheimer’s Patients” and stated that the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease occurring while aging, is quite strong. He continued as, “Alzheimer's will increase more. Alzheimer's has to do with aging. Muscles weaken while aging. The longer we use it, the stronger it gets. Distortions begin at the intersection of nerve muscle. Fast muscle fibers are more affected. The characteristics of the motor units are changing. The pulse frequencies are decreasing and therefore it gets weakened.”Prof. Kemal Türker expressed that Alzheimer's patients had shorter, slower steps in the comparative studies. He continued, “They will wait longer between the steps. It was found that the elapsed times for waiting and stepping between the steps were more uncertain.” Prof. Kemal Türker mentioned that the studies have shown the connection between oral and dental health and Alzheimer's. He said, “There is evidence that there is a connection between Alzheimer's and the tooth being pulled. Paying attention to dental and oral health may help preventing Alzheimer's. There is a negative relationship between loss of teeth and loss of thought capacity. Many studies show that multiple tooth loss reduces the thinking capacity.Healthy dental and oral health reduce the rate of mental decline.”Explained the research with Alzheimer's patientsHead of Molecular Biology and Genetics Department Assoc. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan delivered a conference on “Biomarker Potential of Micro RNAs in Alzheimer's Disease”. As Prof. Scott Brady moderated the session, along with Ümraniye State Hospital gave information about their research about Alzheimer's patients.Prof. Nihan Erginel Ünata: “ The rate of patients with dementia in Turkey is 2%”Prof. Nihan Erginel Ünata from İstanbul University Aziz Sancar Research Institute of Experimental Medicine, gave a speech on “Alzheimer’s and Genetics” and stated that the disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases. She continued, “Neurons have progressive and irreversible loss. The number of dementia patients is expected to increase by 2 times every 20 years. The rate of patients with dementia in Turkey is 2%. Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia. This rate varies between 50-70%.”Prof. Nihan Erginel Ünata said the genetic causes of Alzheimer's are still unclear and the studies are ongoing.Üsküdar University Vice President Head of Molecular Biology and Genetics (English) Prof. Muhsin Konuk delivered a conference on “Cell Therapy in Neurodegeneration”, Üsküdar University Faculty of Medicine, Head of Neurology Department and NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Neurologist Prof. Oğuz Tanrıdağ gave a lecture on “Early Diagnosis in Alzheimer's Patients”. NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Neurologist Assoc. Prof. Barış Metin delivered a speech on “Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's and Other Dementia”.The following lectures were also broadcasted on Üsküdar University Television;Asst. Prof. Mehmet Ozansoy “The Role of Astrocytes in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease”Assoc. Prof. Başar Bilgiç “Different Aspects of Alzheimer's Disease”Dr. Bedia Marangozoğlu, “Clinical Use of Biomarkers in Alzheimer's Disease”,Prof. Tamer Demiralp “Imaging of Neurocognitive Networks and Neurodegenerative Diseases”.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

15 May 2019

Bioengineering students met with Dr. Kateb

Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Bioengineering students met with Scientific Director and Chairman of the Brain Mapping and Treatment Association Dr. Babak Kateb.Bioengineering students met with Scientific Director and Chairman of the Brain Mapping and Treatment Association Dr. Babak Kateb in İstanbul under the leadership of Head of Bioengineering Department Asst. Prof. Tuba Sevimoğlu within the scope of the Nanoneurobioscience course.Students showed the posters they prepared for the 17th Annual World Brain Mapping Conference that will be held in California and Dr. Kateb expressed his gratitude.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

10 May 2019

Bioengineering students have interactive nanoneurobioscience lecture!

Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Bioengineering students have interactive nanoneurobioscience lectures with Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) Scientific Director and Chairman of the Board Dr. Babak Kateb in 2018 – 2019 academic year under the guidance of Head of Bioengineering Department Asst. Prof. Tuba Sevimoğlu.In the interactive lecture, Dr. Kateb has the opportunity to talk to the students in person. In the last week, students learned nano-sized treatment and diagnostic methods. Dr. Vicky Yamamoto from South California University, Department of Otolaryngology gave a presentation on head and neck cancers and their diagnosis and treatment with nanotechnology. Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

20 Mar 2019

2019 Golden Axon Leadership Award presented to Prof. Nevzat Tarhan

Üsküdar University Founding President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan received 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Award by Brain Mapping Foundation. Prof. Nevzat Tarhan is the only Turkish individual to receive among the Leadership awards in Los Angeles. Same award was presented to 2018 Nobel Prize Winner American Neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel.More than 800 scientists from all over the world gathered at the annual World Brain Mapping Congress organized by the US-based Brain Mapping Foundation.Within the scope of the 2019 World Brain Mapping Congress held at the Los Angeles Convention Center; Humanitarian Aid Award, Pioneer in Medicine Award, Pioneer in Technology Development and Golden Axon Leadership Award were presented.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan received Leadership Award 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Awards are presented to Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Dr. Jeff Wang, Harry Kloor, Actor, Director and Producer Sean Stone due to strategic programs, creating awareness about the foundation and its mission through global collaborations and partnerships. Dr. Deepak Chopra is the recipient of the 2019 Humanitarian award for his global humanitarian and philanthropic work. Dr. Katrin Amunts is the recipient of the Pioneer in Medicine award for her role as scientific director of the European Human Brain Project and for developing a 3D atlas of the human brain. California Senator Kamala Harris is the recipient of the Pioneer in Healthcare Policy award for her legislation in support for healthcare and medical research and the Pioneer in Technology Development Award is presented to The French Muscular Dystrophy (AFM) Telethon for their tireless effort in introducing lifesaving drugs, which have saved thousands of lives of patients with muscular dystrophy.                                                                        The awards are presented to individuals who are leaders and pioneersProf. Nevzat Tarhan Is the only Turkish individual to receive the leadership award. Same award was presented to 2018 Nobel Prize Winner American Neuropsychiatrist Eric Kandel.The Brain Mapping Foundation brings together scientists, physicians and engineers from many different disciplines. In addition, the care and treatment of civilians and wounded soldiers with neurological disorders are always at the forefront of the activities. In this context, life-saving multidisciplinary clinical trials are also carried out. This organization gives awards to individuals who are leaders and pioneers in their fields as well as philanthropists each year.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan met with Los Angeles Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Turkey Aylin Şenyüz Eleveld at the 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Awards ceremony.Click below to watch Prof. Nevzat Tarhan's acceptance speech;Click to watch Prof. Nevzat Tarhan's biography prepared for the 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Award ceremony;For more details on 2019 Golden Axon Leadership Awards;Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

14 Mar 2019

International students explained women’s roles in their countries

Üsküdar University Solution Focused Women’s Issues Application and Research Center (ÜSÇÖZÜM) hosted an event “Being woman in my country” within the scope of 8 March Women’s Day at Üsküdar University with international students from 40 different countries. March 8, International Women’s Day was celebrated by the international students with an event titled “Being woman in my country”.Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Bioengineering and Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Political Science and International Relations students attended the event. International students from ten different countries such as Ethiopia, Palestine, Nigeria, Niger, India, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Syria told about the women, who made a name for themselves in politics, education and business life given their successful presentations.Üsküdar University International Student Counsel’s President Abdülmecid Çacabo hosted the event held at Main Campus, Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall. Abdülmecid Çacabo hosted the event in Turkish.Afterwards, the Director of ÜSÇÖZÜM Dr. Faculty Member Ayşenur Kurtoğlu pointed out the importance of social media literacy education by mentioning the main threat to women is the organization of their times by others. In addition, in the event was held as an example of full women's solidarity, Dr. Kurtoğlu thanked Department Head of Bioengineering Dr. Faculty Member Tuba Sevimoğlu on behalf of the academicians.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: “Women stand out with the power of knowledge”Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan attended the event to honor the International Women’s Day and said that nowadays, arm and machine power is not in the forefront of the time but the power is in knowledge and science. He noted that the importance of the wise women rather than the sad woman increases rapidly and also emphasized the importance that Islam gives to women.Women's Day became the scene of colorful images with participation of men. One of them was the rap and dance performance by international students with their country-specific motifs.Üsküdar University students explained women in their countries during the event.The closing speech of the program was conducted by the Director of Globalization and Youth Problems Application and Research Center (KÜGEMER), Assoc. Prof. İsmail Barış. Barış, expressed that young people should work hard to get the rights and freedoms of women and celebrated the Women's Day.After the program completed in a friendly environment, different new activities were planned.Students who participated in the program were presented with cloves and the program ended with a family photo.

18 Feb 2019

Carob research published in Pharmacognosy Magazine

Üsküdar University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics graduate Fehmi Kiğılı’s research within the scope of TÜBİTAK Project, is published in Pharmacognosy Magazine (SCI-E). Aforementioned research examines “The effect of carob extract on Androgen receptor (NR3C4) gene regulation mechanisms”.Üsküdar University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (Turkish) graduate Fehmi Kiğilı’s research within the scope of TÜBİTAK Project is published in Pharmacognosy Magazine (SCI-E).Üsküdar University Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (Turkish) faculty member Assoc. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan provided consultation to Fehmi Kiğılı’s 2209-A TÜBİTAK Project “The effect of carob extract on Androgen receptor (NR3C4) gene regulation mechanisms”.In this study, the effects of carob extract on Androgen receptor (NR3C4) gene regulation mechanisms were investigated.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

18 Feb 2019

TEDx Uskudar University discussed the changing world

Üsküdar University continues to host TEDx, one of the platforms that the most important ideas and discussion are held. This year’s theme of Üsküdar University TEDx was “Changing Human, Changing World”, in which the experts from politics to psychiatry shared their opinions. Political scientist Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan stated that today a brand new wall system is introduced and she continued, “Our topics is no longer the fall of the Berlin Wall but building of Mexican Wall. This is a very important change. It shows that there are serious changes in the political structure and architecture in the world.”Üsküdar University TEDx was held at Main Campus, Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall and well acknowledged academicians were present in attendance.Our topic now is the Mexican wall Üsküdar University, Faculty Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan gave a speech titled “The walls surrounding our world” and pointed out that the canvases among the countries that have greatly influenced international politics, not only world politics but also the lives of people and societies. Prof. Arıboğan mentioned the fact that many things have changed in the world with the fall of the Berlin Wall and she said, “Today we talk about a brand new wall system. We define the new world paradigm, which we once associated with the fall of the Berlin Wall, in a whole new world through the construction of another wall in another world today. Our topic is no longer the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the building of the Mexican Wall. This is a sign of a very important change. It shows that there are serious changes in the political structure and architecture in the world. That optimist approach that started in the late 1980s is not so common in the world. Globalizators, global managers, liberalizers, libertarians have significantly reduced their voices as in today's world we are not talking about our planet that has no borders from human rights to prosperity and has transformed from the world into a global village. On the contrary, we are talking about the national boundaries whose borders are visible from space, fortified with walls higher than 3 meters and surrounded by electric barbed wires.”Immigrants became refugees after the wallsProf. Arıboğan who stated that all walls seen in history have been exceeded, also emphasized that the phenomenon of immigration since ancient times is continuing. Prof. Arıboğan added that all the walls are closed to the people living inside them, and for the people who live outside the wall is the biggest motivation source. She also shared the following:“The main motivation of people staying outside that wall is to overcome that wall. This is a matter of life or death situation, the main dynamic of their lives. Today, there are about 244 million immigrants in the world. We're talking about 65 million refugees and 10 million stateless people. This figure is higher than the outcome of World War II. People are trying to go somewhere. During the world whose borders were weakened, people tried to go from place to place. In the meantime, they did not migrate, but people began to form walls when they started to become refugee. Refugees are people who are concerned about their securities, who have to have shelters in order to save their lives, leave their home and leave their lives behind. There are new motivations for people living behind the walls, while some find shelters somewhere around the world to save their lives. They are in a position to protect their old lives, jobs and status. In fact, this conflict has turned into a very important motivation for the completion of the walls. No matter how liberal, libertarian and humane society is, it slowly begins to believe in the legitimacy of all these and the walled world begins to settle in.”Creative minds turn obstacles into opportunitiesÜsküdar University Institute of Social Sciences Director, NP Feneryolu Medical Center Psychiatrist Assoc. Prof. Gökben Hızlı Sayar gave a presentation titled “Developing creative minds” and gave examples from her husband who is cartoonist and pointed out that people with creative brains actually has an unusual way of thinking. Sayar who described the characteristics of people with unusual thinking style continued as “They get over the obstacles. Usually, when we encounter obstacles, our motivation diminishes but these people turn obstacles to opportunities. They know to look at the problems from different point of views. Their other trait is to have multiple interests. We find examples accordingly in the history. Einstein played violin. Churchill painted. In other words, people with extraordinary thinking style do not work in a single area.”The sources of psychological well-being are meaningful life, hope and gratitudeFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Vice Dean Assoc. Prof. Tayfun Doğan gave a speech titled “Sources of psychological well-being”. In his speech, he stated that it is important to make life meaningful as he continued “Meaningful life is something that we put as a result of our efforts. When we think in depth, we see that almost everything we do is done to make our lives meaningful. We want to have children and we want to make careers. We want to establish meaningful relationships. The purpose of all this is to make our lives more meaningful. If we fail to do so, we feel guilty of not living well.” Assoc. Prof. Doğan added that social support, hope and gratitude are also sources of psychological well-being.The relationship with parents in infancy affects the future of the individualÜsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Psychiatrist Prof. Sermin Kesebir held a presentation titled “Psychiatric disorders are also physical diseases: Brain, Mind and Body”. In her speech, she talked about the relationship of diseases such as depression and Bipolar Disorder with metabolic diseases such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes.Üsküdar University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department Head of Child Development Prof. Nurper Ülküer did a presentation titled “A cup of love has lifelong deeds on people. Who drink it in their childhood years”. She drew attention to the effects of healthy relationship and communication of the individuals with their parents in early childhood between 0-3 years of age.Üsküdar University Department of Advertisement Design and Communication Dr. Faculty Member Dinçer Atlı gave a presentation titled “Talent Management”. Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Engineering Dr. Faculty Member Rüştü Murat Demirer held a presentation titled “Will there be revolutions in artificial intelligence and big data paradigms in the future?”. Üsküdar University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Occupational Health and Safety Dr. Faculty Member Esin Tümer’s presentation called “Istanbul! Every building is called residence & each room is separately smart in them! The mind transformation before the urban one!”. Üsküdar University Department of Psychology Dr. Faculty Member Hüseyin Ünübol did presentation titled “Unhappiness is the capital of happiness”.Science is changing and so we are Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Bioengineering Dr. Faculty Member Kaan Yılancıoğlu gave a presentation titled “Is mankind ready for the new-age without antibiotics? Can we survive?”. Üsküdar University GETIPMER Director Dr. Murat Ulusoy and GETIPMER Scientific Advisory Board Member Psychologist Nalan Eyin conducted their presentation that was entitled “Sexual mind, expanded sexual response and hypnosis”. They said stated that sexual brain should be included in the traditional treatment perspective in sexual therapy and they said “Traditional therapies are mechanical and repetitive. In fact, the repetitive homework returns to automatic behaviors after a while and the automatic behaviors do not allow us to think more, nor encourage us to secrete happiness and pleasure hormones. Science is changing and so we are. Today, the biggest obstacle in science is to ignore the imagination.”The participants took a souvenir photo together at the end of the program, which was coordinated by Üsküdar University Project Development Director, NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Neurologist Assoc. Prof. Barış Metin.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

07 Feb 2019

Turkish scientists’ successful study published in Bioresource Technology Reports

Turkish scientists were able to successfully turn cannabis metabolites into electricity. The study conducted in collaboration of Üsküdar University and İstanbul Technical University is published in Bioresource Technology Reports journal.Üsküdar University and İstanbul Technical University produce electricity from cannabis metabolites.The research conducted under the leadership of Üsküdar University Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty Member and PROMER Founder Director Prof. Tunç Çatal, Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Department of Bioengineering Faculty Member Dr. Vildan Enisoğlu Atalay, KİMER Director Pharmacist Selma Özilhan, Physician Aykut Kul, Physician Murat Özdemir and Prof. Hakan Bermek from İstanbul Technical University also contributed to the study as researchers, is published in Bioresource Technology Reports journal.“THC, the primary compound from the cannabis plant that gets you "high"”These are bio-electrochemical tools that mix chemical compounds and select bacteria together to produce electricity. The molecule in question: COOH-THC (aka 11-Nor-9-carboxy-THC) is the primary metabolite of THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary compound from the cannabis plant that gets you "high". A little biochemistry first: marijuana is metabolized to various small and mostly bio-active molecules through enzymatic reactions of cytochrome p450 in the liver. Among the major metabolites of the cannabis are Δ9-THC, 11-OH-THC, and 11‑nor‑9‑carboxy‑Δ9‑tetrahydrocannabinol (COOH-THC), the latter being the primary glucuronide conjugate found in human urine “Cannabis metabolites are mixed into the waste water because of the urine of the users”Prof. Tunç Çatal stated that the starting point of the study was to prevent the negative effects of cocaine metabolites in urine to natural life and ecosystem that are mixed in nature. Prof. Çatal continued, “While conducting the study, we found a significant correlation between the concentration of benzoylecgonine and the voltage production, which is the main metabolite of cocaine in urine and we have shown in our analysis that it is possible to biodrainage these metabolites from urine. The studies continue to increase the specificity of the analyte in the method developed by using microbial fuel cells.”Both the synthetic control (with added sodium acetate as carbon source) and the COOH-THC laced urine were compared in how much electricity each produced. The MFCs work like this: MFCs employs exoelectrogenic microorganisms to extract electrons from carbon-based compounds (hence the added sodium acetate). These electrons move to a cathode and produce electrical current. These exoelectrogenic microorganisms work by oxidizing carbon-based substrates such as polysaccharides. This oxidation removes electrons from the substrate, and those electrons can then be used as electricity.This technique is used in various fields successfully This technique has been used with such substrates as ammonia, hydrocarbons, ethanol, propanol, ethylene glycol, glycerol, cyclic alcohols, formic acid, and now, marijuana (well, okay, the THC metabolite COOH-THC). Researchers were able to extract over 62% of COOH-THC from samples. The goal of the study was to assess the feasibility of using COOH-THC. However, the researchers went after COOH-THC because there are a lot of people now out there to get samples from and it may be a good chemical to go after for future energy demands.“It is possible to produce electricity with using human urine”In the research conducted under the leadership of Üsküdar University Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty Member and PROMER Founder Director Prof. Prof. Çatal emphasized that it is possible to produce electricity without any pretreatment by using urine, and by this study, cannabis metabolites that cause damage to nature by mixing with urine can be eliminated significantly.“Microbial fuel cells will be one of the indispensable technologies of the future”İstanbul Technical University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Hakan Bermek, who is one of the first people to introduce their study on microbial fuel cells in Turkey, stated the following:“Especially the damage caused by today's energy resources and their usage has made the use of new energy resources and technologies absolutely compulsory. The advantage of microbial fuel cells at this stage is that despite the fact that the energy level obtained is a little low at present and it will be one of the indispensable technologies of the future as it enables waste treatment with a harmonious approach to nature. For this reason, we have been focusing our studies more on the MFC (microbial fuel cell) for more than 10 years.”Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan shared the following assessment of the study:“Combining computational chemistry with computational psychiatry will be easier to combat addiction as the harms substance users give to themselves and nature can be measured and seen.Thus, our patients and relatives will be able to see the result of their doings without experiencing bad experience and the fight against addiction will be easier. This is a great chance for Turkey as this study could be conducted at Üsküdar University Laboratories.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

23 Jan 2019

Turkish scientists developed biosensors for detection of cocaine

A new study is carried out in the detection of cocaine with the collaboration of Üsküdar University and NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital.  In the study, a new microbial biosensor is developed to detect cocaine metabolites in human urine.A new method was established in the detection of cocaine with the collaboration of Üsküdar University and NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital.A new microbial biosensor is developed for the detection of cocaine metabolites in human urine in collaboration of Üsküdar University, İstanbul Protein Research Development and Innovation Center (PROMER), Personalized Treatment Center (KİMER) and NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital.Research conducted under the leadership of Prof. Tunç Çatal In the research conducted under the leadership of Üsküdar University Molecular Biology and Genetics Faculty Member and PROMER Founder Director Prof. Tunç Çatal, Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Department of Bioengineering Faculty Member Dr. Vildan Enisoğlu Atalay, KİMER Director Pharmacist Selma Özilhan, Physician Aykut Kul, Physician Murat Özdemir and Prof. Hakan Bermek from İstanbul Technical University also contributed to the study as researchers.Starting point of the study: Preventing the damage cocaine causes to nature Prof. Tunç Çatal stated that the starting point of the study was to prevent the negative effects of cocaine metabolites in urine to natural life and ecosystem that are mixed in nature. Prof. Çatal continued, “While conducting the study, we found a significant correlation between the concentration of benzoylecgonine and the voltage production, which is the main metabolite of cocaine in urine and we have shown in our analysis that it is possible to biodrainage these metabolites from urine. The studies continue to increase the specificity of the analyte in the method developed by using microbial fuel cells.”PROMER Deputy Director and Faculty Member of Bioengineering Department Dr. Vildan Enisoğlu Atalay added “We solved cocaine detection mechanisms in urine by applying computational chemistry methods.”Prof. Nevzat Tarhan: "Combining computational chemistry with computational psychiatry will be easier to combat addiction."Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan shared the following assessment of the study:“Combining computational chemistry with computational psychiatry will be easier to combat addiction as the harms substance users give to themselves and nature can be measured and seen.Thus, our patients and relatives will be able to see the result of their doings without experiencing bad experience and the fight against addiction will be easier. This is a great chance for Turkey as this study could be conducted at Üsküdar University Laboratories.”The conclusions of the research are published in one of the Internationally acknowledged journals, the Journal of Power Sources and results regarding the metabolites of cannabinoid are published in Bioresource Technology Reports.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775318314290https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589014X19300039Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

18 Jan 2019

Üsküdar University’s 2. TEDx Conference!

Üsküdar University continues to host TEDx, which is one of the most important ideas and discussion platforms in the world. In the program that will be conducted on February; Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan, Prof. Sermin Kesebir, Prof. Nurper Ülküer, Assoc. Prof. Gökben Hızla Sayar and many other academicians will present their speeches about the most interesting issues of their fields under the main concept of “Changing Human, Changing Science”. TEDx will be held at Üsküdar University Main Campus Termin Tarhan Conference Hall on 15 February, Friday in order to gather together the academics who are very familiar with the public.Üsküdar University Faculty Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan’s speech is titled “The Walls Surrounding Our World”. NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Psychiatrist Prof. Sermin Kesebir’s speech is titled “Psychiatric Disorders Are Also Physical Diseases: Mind and Body”. Üsküdar University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department Head of Pediatric Development Prof. Nurper Ülküer’s speech will be about “A Cup of Love Has Lifelong Deeds on People, Who Drink it in Their Childhood Years”.Journey to psychological well-formed, creative minds…Üsküdar University Institute Director of Social Sciences Assoc. Prof. Gökben Hızlı Sayar’s speech will be “Developing Creative Minds”. Deputy Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Assoc. Prof. Tayfun Doğan will give speech about “Sources of Psychological Well-Being” and Advertisement Design and Communication Dr. Faculty Member Dinçer Atlı will give a speech on “Talent Management’’.Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Industrial Engineering Dr. Faculty Member Rüştü Murat Demirer will give a speech on “Will There Be Revolutions in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Paradigms in The Future?”. Faculty of Health Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety Dr. Faculty Member Esin Tümer will present his speech on “Istanbul! Every Building is Called Residence & Each Room is Separately Smart in Them! The Mind Transformation Before the Urban One!”. Üsküdar University Department of Psychology Dr. Faculty Member Hüseyin Ünübol’s speech will be on “Unhappiness is the Capital of Happiness”.Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Department of Bioengineering Dr. Faculty Member Kaan Yılancıoğlu’s speech will be on “Is Mankind Ready For The New-Age Without Antibiotics? Can We Survive?”.  TEDx – Üsküdar meeting will be concluded with Üsküdar University GETIPMER Director Dr. Murat Ulusoy and GETIPMER Scientific Advisory Board Member Psychologist Nalan Eyin’s speech on “Sexual Mind, Expanded Sexual Response and Hypnosis’ Why and How Necessary?”. For detailed information: https://tedxuskudaruniversity.com/en/2019Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

10 Dec 2018

Üsküdar University visited Health Institutes of Turkey (TÜSEB)

Üsküdar University Vice President Prof. Muhsin Konuk and faculty members Assoc. Prof. Türker Ergüzel and Assoc. Prof. Barış Metin visited General Secretary of Health Institutes of Turkey (TÜSEB) Prof. Bayram Yılmaz.TÜSEB Turkey Public Health and Chronic Diseases Institute President Prof. İlhan Satman and TÜSEB Department Heads and Consultants also attended the meeting.TÜSEB's work and support programs for R&D projects were discussed at the meeting.TÜSEB General Secretary Yılmaz stated that TÜSEB is planning to call for scientific research projects of the support programs in 2019 and emphasized the importance of establishing a scientific ecosystem in order to reduce the dependence of our country on foreign health and the role of TÜSEB in this area.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

19 Nov 2018

Harvard and Yale’s “Positive Psychology” class is taught at Üsküdar University

Positive Psychology, known as “Science of Happiness” aims to advance personal skills such as empathy, emotional intelligence, dealing with problems. Positive Psychology class that is being taught in Yale and Harvard Universities has been a mandatory class at Üsküdar University since 2012. Positive Psychology, known as “Science of Happiness” aims to advance personal skills such as empathy, emotional intelligence, dealing with problems.Positive Psychology class that is being taught in Yale and Harvard Universities has been a mandatory class at Üsküdar University since 2012.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan emphasized that academic tools, professional knowledge, and experience are essential in life success, but human relations and empathy make a great difference.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan stated that as a university they target to train “good human being” and continued, “We provide Project Culture, Communication Skills and Positive Psychology courses to our students as mandatory classes. Harvard University's most preferred course is positive psychology.They announced it as a groundbreaking course on their website. Positive Psychology is also included in the curriculum at Yale University. We as Üsküdar University have been conducting the positive psychology course since 2012.We do not only give importance to academic success. we aim to teach social success, the science of happiness and human values through this way. Harvard and Yale Universities have just started this course.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

16 Nov 2018

Üsküdar University became the only Turkish Center of Excellence selected by UNESCO TWAS

UNESCO TWAS selected Üsküdar University, where many international students carry out their doctorate scientific studies with the support of TÜBİTAK, as the only Turkish University assigned as the Center of Excellence. Üsküdar University has taken its place as the Center of Excellence along with China, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, Philippines, and Taiwan. Üsküdar University, the first thematic University in Turkey in the fields of Behavioral Sciences and Health, has become the only Turkish University assigned as the Center of Excellence by UNESCO TWAS due to its studies in Neurobiology, Cognitive Medicine and Brain Research.Üsküdar University is the first and only University selected to be the Center of Excellence in Turkey by the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).TWAS is an organization established by UNESCO in order to enable the developing countries to advance to a substantial scientific level. For this purpose, the institutions and organizations are designated as “the center of excellence” with their own advanced infrastructure and choose young and bright minds of the developing countries themselves; also provide training in these centers of excellence.The journey of being the Center of Excellence Üsküdar University Vice President Prof. Muhsin Konuk assessed the Coordinator of the Academy of Sciences for the Emerging World Dr. Max Paoli’s visit made to Üsküdar University as well as the whole process.Prof. Muhsin Konuk stated that Dr. Max Paoli was very much impressed with Üsküdar University’s laboratories and research centers and TWAS has chosen Üsküdar University as Turkey’s Center of Excellence. He explained the visit and the developments as follows:“Dr. Max Paoli, the Coordinator of World Academy of Sciences and the Coordinator between UNESCO and World Academy of Sciences, came to Istanbul in order to attend a meeting organized by the World Academy of Sciences. Dr. Paoli shared with his Turkish colleague, who is a Turkish member of the World Academy of Sciences that he would like to deliver a speech to the academicians at Istanbul. His friend called me and we organized a meeting at our University. We showed our University’s laboratories to Dr. Paoli, as he is a protein engineer. He observed our laboratories and study environment. He made an offer to me after visiting our experimental animal units, Pharmacogenetics, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, and neurotechnology laboratories. He told me ‘We provide doctoral students in developing countries with the centers of excellence that we determine as the World Academy of Sciences. Would you accept our offer given your University’s studies in neuroscience, brain and cognitive processes?’ Our journey has started thereafter.”The first University at Turkey selected as the Center of Excellence by TWAS Prof Muhsin Konuk explained that the doctorate students and academicians in the emerging countries are accepted to the World Academy of Sciences, Centers of Excellence.Prof. Konuk said, “TWAS enabled the students to study at different places and continue their studies there. Therefore, we are the first University in Turkey that is selected as the Center of Excellence by TWAS.They will contribute with TÜBİTAK’s supportProf. Muhsin Konuk underlined that Üsküdar University is focused on training good human being from the different regions of the world. He continued, “This is not only prestigious for our University but a great prestige for Turkey also. We executed various meetings with TÜBİTAK in order to receive support programs for the students’ accommodation and nutrition. They have also extended the support period from 12 months to 36 months. Thus, a new support program was developed that all Turkish universities can benefit due to our efforts. We would like to extend our gratitude as Üsküdar University to particularly TÜBİTAK President, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Specialists, Assistant Specialists, and all TÜBİTAK personnel, who have supported us within this process.”Prof. Konuk stated that a clause on TÜBİTAK’s support was added to the agreement. He said, “TÜBİTAK will provide financial support to Ph.D. students coming from developing countries. The international students, who will be under the supervision of our instructors at our laboratories and research facilities, will complete their studies.  They will model our research disciplines and methods, set up their own laboratories and will start to train people in their own countries.”You can see the full list of UNESCO TWAS Centers of Excellence at the link below.https://twas.org/sites/default/files/assoccentres.pdfÜNA (Üsküdar News Agency)

31 Oct 2018

The Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mr. Binali Yıldırım received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Üsküdar University

The Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mr. Binali Yıldırım pointed out that the people and institutions are motivated to make reference to the areas they have identified and continued “Üsküdar University is eager to apply a multi-disciplinary approach in diagnosis to treatment within this context to also be performed in neurology, psychiatry, psychology.”Üsküdar University, which is the first thematic University in the field of Behavioral Sciences and Health, held its 2018 - 2019 Academic Year Opening Ceremony with the participation by the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mr. Binali Yıldırım. An Honorary Doctorate Degree is presented to the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mr. Binali Yıldırım and was gowned by Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan during the ceremony.  The Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mr. Binali Yıldırım, the Governor of Istanbul Vasip Şahin, Advisor to the President of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Prof. Erman Tunçer, District Governor of Üsküdar Murat Sefa Demiryürek, District Governor of Kadıköy Dr. Mustafa Özarslan, Head of Provincial Public Health Services Dr. Abdullah Emre Güner, Üsküdar District Health Director Dr. Yusuf Taşçı, Üsküdar University Member of the Board of Overseers Mustafa Ataş, Credit Institution Provincial Director Cemil Bağlama attended the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year Opening Ceremony at Üsküdar University Main Campus Nermin Tarhan Conference Hall.Prof. Tarhan: “We chose neuroscience as our R&D focus” Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan delivered the opening speech of the ceremony. Prof. Tarhan gave the first lecture on “Changing World and Youth”. During his speech, Prof. Tarhan stated in University’s 7th Academic Year Opening that Üsküdar University has 14 thousand graduates, 5 faculties, 1 vocational school of health sciences and institutes and currently has around 19 thousand students. Prof. Tarhan shared that they are trying to do their best as a foundation University and pointed out that the universities have 4 important functions. He continued, “We want to provide a profession, inform society, make R&D and ensure that information is transformed into products. We give importance to these four principles altogether. We, as a University, chose neuroscience as our R&D focus.”The neuroscience of intention is being researched Prof. Tarhan, who stated that the neurobiology of intention in the world is currently being researched, continued his speech as “The decision-making area of man is also the region of intentions. Whatever you intend to do is what your brain imagines as well. For example, when you think of eating, that part of the brain works as if you are eating. It is a known fact that the intended behaviour is the main behaviour in people's behaviour. This has led us to Positive Psychology and the neurobiology of morals. The brain's mirror neurons work when the person intends. Therefore, an intended behaviour is now a scientific category. This is not only an area of interest for teachers of literature and philologists, but also for the psychology branch. Harvard University currently provides Positive Psychology classes. Prof. Tarhan emphasized that Üsküdar University has made the Positive Psychology class mandatory since 2012. Prof. Tarhan continued his speech “We teach humanitarian values in this class. Positive psychology theory is as if taken from the Mawlana. It is systematized and transformed into a methodology as the scientific reasons are explained but unfortunately, they did not give a reference to Mawlana. This is our shortcoming.”Giving up on critical thinking has stopped the progression of thoughtProf. Nevzat Tarhan addressed the reasons why the Ottoman Empire missed the industrial revolution and said “theology, mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy classes were removed from the madrasas in the 18th century. Ibn Sina, Ibn Rush, Farabi who was considered the second Aristotle, were removed from the syllabus. While Europe initiated the thought school in the Middle Ages, a protective approach was maintained in the madrasas as the thought-based approach was eliminated in the education system. This has stopped the improvement of thought.”Critical thinking should be instructed Prof. Tarhan addressed the importance of teaching critical thinking and continued, “It is crucial to provide religious education and positive sciences together. This is to ensure the advancement of thought. It is vital in this aspect to generate a generation that is capable to criticize and query.”Value-based education is importantProf. Tarhan said that the issue of artificial intelligence is a significant topic that is spoken around the world, and now there is a civilization crisis in both the West and the East. There is an evolving youth out there. Value-based education is important. It is also important to be able to teach charity, forgiveness, being a good person. This is how we can win over the new generation youth.”We should respond to the youth’s psychological needs Prof. Nevzat Tarhan expressed that there are 3 fragile points of today’s youth and continued, “The younger generation has a high expectation of justice. They hate the peremptory approach and have high expectations of freedom. If we do not respond to these expectations and psychological needs of the youth, it will be very difficult to communicate with them. Sultan Abdülhamid was a very good leader and sovereign. He did a great deal of work until a strong military structure was formed, but in doing so, he played into the other’s hands. A dialogue was not made between the youth. Therefore, the youth he trained, turned against him. For this reason, we need to be able to re-establish an emotional connection with youth.Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan read the Honorary Doctorate Degree justification The Honorary Doctorate Degree Ceremony started after the Dean of Üsküdar University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Advisor to the President Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan read the Honorary Doctorate Degree justification. It was stated in the justification that “Üsküdar University Senate cordially and unanimously decided to grant Mr. Binali Yıldırım the title of “Honorary Doctorate Degree” due to his significant contributions to the Turkish politics, our democracy and the Turkish public with his unifying personality and moral standing through obtaining a concept of social responsibility and conducting infrastructure studies.”Honorary Doctorate Degree presented to the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mr. Binali Yıldırım Honorary Doctorate Degree was presented to the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mr. Binali Yıldırım and Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan gowned Mr. Yıldırım. Mr. Yıldırım delivered a speech in the ceremony in which Üsküdar University’s The Feeler was also presented.Mr. Binali Yıldırım: “These young people are becoming a hope for our future”Mr. Binali Yıldırım stated that there have been more than 19 thousand graduates at Üsküdar University with 4 faculties, 5 institutes and 1 vocational school and which has the roots back to 1999, the founding of NP Group. Mr. Yıldırım said, “These young people are becoming a hope for our future due to the formation education they receive. Because Üsküdar University is a University that brings together good, beautiful and true social sciences with positive sciences seeking realities. Our friends have told me that Üsküdar University is Turkey's first behavioural and health thematic University.”  Üsküdar University tries to apply a multidisciplinary approach starting from treatment to diagnosis in TurkeyMr. Yıldırım shared that it is not possible to be good at every field in the current age and he continued as, “I can do any kind of job” era is now history:“People and institutions are now moving towards making reference to the areas they identify themselves with. Üsküdar University is eager to apply a multi-disciplinary approach in diagnosis to treatment within this context to also be performed in neurology, psychiatry, psychology. Therefore, I can also say that this is a University that has differs itself from other universities. It is a fact that it is trying to actualize the health sciences from the classical field to a computer-based education system. I can say that this qualification of the university addresses our young people who are interested in psychology and behavioural health sciences. The word university combines universe and city, which the gateway to reach universal from local. It is tried to reach a new synthesis with different beliefs, thoughts and interpretations by using the accumulation of humanity as a whole. At this point, it is very important not to be ideological and dogmatic. It is obvious that there is a need for universities in order to produce knowledge systematically, teach academic thought and obtain the power of analysis. We need universities in order to mature democracy through seeing differences as a richness and developing a culture of communication and consultation. In this sense, universities that produce knowledge and value in the fields such as health, engineering and social sciences contribute greatly to humanity.”Mr. Yıldırım thanked President Tarhan  The Speaker of the Grand National Assembly Mr. Binali Yıldırım said “I have seen and witnessed today that Üsküdar University, which expresses its principles as open to criticism, libertarian, pluralist and participant, offers you tremendous opportunities. I would like to thank once again everyone who has contributed starting with Prof. Nevzat Tarhan who put forward the idea of a university.”He appreciated the social responsibility projects Mr. Yıldırım also stated that he learned that Üsküdar University is not only engaged in academic education but also social responsibility projects. He said, “I appreciate the fact that you are extending your hand to our young children who need to be sheltered with the help of civil society organizations such as Hold My Hand, Happy Family Happy Life Organizations. This is the way to integrate with society and move from theory to practice. I also congratulate you on being actively involved in solving social problems.”These are your golden years, make the best of it Mr. Yıldırım advised, “Dear youngsters, without a doubt, you are our security and power in regards to protect Turkey's future and look to the future with hope. You absolutely need to learn a language while at the university. Learn to write, speak and every aspect of a language. These are your golden years. If you do not learn a language at these years, it becomes harder afterwards. When I was 45 years old. I left my family with children back home and went abroad for two years to learn a language. I also did a master’s degree. This is what we need. Whatever your occupation may be, you have to learn a language to open up to the rest of the world and know what is happening globally. Learn at least one language, whichever that will be.”Mr. Yıldırım: “Never give up on learning”Mr. Yıldırım, the Speaker of the Grand National Assembly said that there is no age limit in learning and continued as, “As soon as you give up on learning, you start to age. It does not matter if you are 60 years old or 20 years old, learning keeps people young. Therefore, we will read and learn more. Learning smooths ruffled feathers of people. It completely eliminates the combative identity. Learning brings everything to the point in which mutual understanding is accomplished.Prof. Sevil Atasoy presented the gowns Academic Upgrade Gowning was also actualized in the ceremony. New faculty members, associate professorships and professors were given their new gowns in the ceremony.Üsküdar University Vice President Prof. Sevil Atasoy presented the gowns who became Dr. Faculty Members.Merve Çebi from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Psychology (English), Zeynep Bahadır Ağce from the Department of Occupational Therapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Çetin Sayaca from the Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sultan Mehtap Büyüker from the Pharmacy Services Program of the Vocational School of Health Services, Ebru Özkan Oktay from the Vocational School of Health Services Technology Program, Feride Kulalı from the Vocational School of Health Services Nuclear Technology and Radiation Safety Program, Miraç Kamışlıoğlu, Özge Kılıçoğlu, Tuğba Kaman from Medical and Aromatic Plants of Vocational School of Health Services wore their gowns.Prof. Mehmet Zelka presented the associate professorship gowns Üsküdar University Vice President Prof. Mehmet Zelka presented the gowns to the associate professors. Feride Zeynep Güder from Faculty of Communication - Department of Media and Communication, Özgül Dağlı and Dinçer Atlı from Department of Advertising Design and Communication, Çiğdem Yazıcı from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Department of Philosophy, Işıl Göğcegöz Gül from Department of Psychology, Türker Tekin Ergüzel from Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences - Department of Software Engineering, Cemal Onur Noyan from Faculty of Health Sciences - Department of Occupational Therapy, Mesut Karahan from Biomedical Device Technology Program, Tuğba Altıntaş from Department of Health Management, Hüseyin Ozan Tekin from Radiotherapy Program received their new gowns.Prof. Nevzat Tarhan presented the professorship gowns Prof. Nevzat Tarhan presented the new gowns to the academicians who received the title of professor. Tunç Çatal from Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences - Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics (English), Nedret Hızel from Faculty of Health Sciences - Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Defne Kaya from Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Arif Şanlı from Department of Audiology, Abdullah Karatay and İsmet Galip Yolcuoğlu from Department of Social Services, Niyazi Beki from Institute for Sufi Studies received their new gowns.The ceremony was live streamed from ÜU TV and a family photo was taken at the end of the event.Mr. Binali Yıldırım stayed afterwards and had his lunch at Üsküdar University together with the Üsküdar University President, Vice Presidents and Advisors.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

26 Oct 2018

FEDEK Accreditation documents are presented

Üsküdar University Psychology Turkish-English, Molecular Biology and Genetics Turkish-English Philosophy Departments’ FEDEK accreditation participation certificates are presented to the Deans of the faculties in a meeting held in Main Campus Senate Meeting Hall.Üsküdar University received FEDEK accreditations in 5 different programsIt was stated that the accreditation of the 5 different programs was given in April with the first formal education undergraduate programs which were evaluated for the first time by FEDEK.Within this context, Üsküdar University Molecular Biology and Genetics (Turkish) and Molecular Biology and Genetics (English) programs of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Psychology (English) and Psychology (English) programs of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences were awarded FEDEK Accreditation.Üsküdar University President Prof. Nevzat Tarhan, Üsküdar University faculty members, Board Members of FEDEK Prof. Kenan İnan and Prof. Figen Kadırgan attended the meeting in which the FEDEK accreditations were presented.Dean of Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Prof. Tayfun Uzbay and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Prof. Deniz Ülke Arıboğan received the accreditation certificates by the FEDEK’s Board Members.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

29 Aug 2018

Dr Faculty Member Hasan Çiçek attended a conference in Scotland

Üsküdar University Department Head of Industrial Engineering Dr Faculty Member Hasan Çiçek, attended the conference “8th International Conference on Information Communication and Management (ICICM 2018)” held in Edinburgh, Scotland.Çiçek was the only academician from Turkey to present an article in the conference attended by the scientists from 40 countries. He presented his article “Difficulties and Solution Proposals Relevant in the Application of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standards to Small and Medium Sized (SME) Companies”.Dr Faculty Member Çiçek, had the opportunity to introduce Üsküdar University in the conference and also had the chance to meet with various scientists from different countries.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

17 Aug 2018

New developments in PROMER enzyme studies

The study conducted in Üsküdar University, Istanbul Protein and Research and Innovation (PROMER) laboratories, is accepted to be published in the “Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology” journal.Üsküdar University, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Bioengineering graduate students Betül Zehra Karakuş, İlknur Korkmaz, Kübra Demirci, Kadir Sinan Arslan and Dr. Faculty Member Özge Ünlü conducted the study under the leadership of PROMER Director Prof. Tunç Çatal that lasted for a year and a half.Prof. Tunç Çatal indicated that Bacillus sp. Type microorganisms that are isolated and identified by the central infrastructure facilities were registered in the International GenBank database. Prof. Çatal stated, “Amylase enzyme production process which is widely used in industry has been investigated and enzyme production has been increased with the applied experimental method and optimization studies in the research”. A national product The study carried out with the support of the Istanbul Development Agency was designed as a national product that also includes the enzyme production method for field application and patent application supported by the Office of Technology Transfer Office, Üsküdar University Rectorate and Board of Trustees.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

09 Aug 2018

UNESCO selected Turkey’s first center of excellence

Üsküdar University, Turkey’s first thematic University in the field of Behavioral Sciences and Health, is selected by UNESCO as Turkey’s first center of excellence due to its studies within the scope of Neurobiology, Cognitive Medicine and Brain. Consequently, many doctorate students from all over the world will visit Üsküdar University.  Üsküdar University is Turkey’s first University to be selected as the center of excellence by Academy of Sciences for the Developing World– TWAS.Prof. Muhsin Konuk shares details of that visit Üsküdar University Vice President Prof. Muhsin Konuk stated that Dr. Max Paoli, Coordinator of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, visited Üsküdar University upon invitation. Prof. Muhsin Konuk explained Dr. Max Paoli’s visit to Üsküdar University’s laboratories and research centers and how amazed he was, declaring the reason why TWAS selected Üsküdar University to be Turkey’s center of excellence. Prof. Konuk said:“Dr. Max Paoli, the Coordinator of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, who coordinates between UNESCO and World Academy of Sciences, came to Istanbul to attend a meeting organized by the World Academy of Sciences. Paoli told his friend, who happened to be the Turkish member of the World Academy of Sciences, that he wanted to deliver a speech to the academicians. His friend called me and we organized a meeting. We met with Dr. Max Paoli at our University.Given the fact that Paoli is a protein engineer, we showed him our laboratories. He observed our laboratories and our work environment. He offered a proposal to me after seeing our experimental animal units, pharmacogenetics, molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience and neurotechnology laboratories. Paoli said ‘We, as the World Academy of Sciences, ensure that doctoral students from developing countries work in the centers of excellence that we have determined. Would you accept our offer that we would like to make, due to your University’s studies in neuroscience, brain and cognitive processes? Hereafter the process has started.”The first University in Turkey that is chosen as a center of excellence by TWAS Prof. Muhsin Konuk explained that UNESCO accepts selected doctorate students from developing countries into their Word Academy of Science Excellence Center. Prof. Konuk continued, “TWAS enabled students to send students to various countries to continue their studies. Therefore, we are the first University in Turkey to be the center of excellence selected by TWAS.”Üsküdar University will train good individuals Prof. Muhsin Konuk emphasized the fact that Üsküdar University, which is derived to train good individuals, will educate students from all over the world. He said, “This is not only important just for our University but also for Turkey as the prestige will increase concurrently. Due to our meetings with TÜBİTAK, TÜBİTAK developed a program that the students from all Turkish Universities can benefit from accommodational and nutritional opportunities. Actually, they have improved the previous version. TÜBİTAK will provide financial aid to students. In our laboratories, under the guidance of our scientists and our candidates, these students will complete their studies.”Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

19 Apr 2018

Üsküdar University is accredited by FEDEK

Üsküdar University, which has acquired the principle of quality in education, has successfully completed the FEDEK evaluation of 3 days. Psychology Turkish-English, Molecular Biology and Genetics Turkish-English and Philosophy departments are now departments that have FEDEK accreditation.FEDEK (Science, Literature, Science-Literature, Language, History and Geography) founded in 2009 to contribute to Science – Literature faculties in Turkish education, evaluated Üsküdar University.FEDEK evaluated Psychology Turkish-English, Molecular Biology and Genetics Turkish-English and Philosophy departments and accredited these departments.In the evaluation process in which heads of related departments, faculty deans, vice-deans and administrative directors were present, were carried out in 11 main subjects and sub-subjects.At the end of the evaluation, relevant departments of Üsküdar University are included in FEDEK accreditation.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

28 Feb 2018

A substance is found to prevent freezing up to minus 80 degrees

Üsküdar University and İstanbul University researchers have synthesized a new substance at the end of their studies . This substance which has an antifreeze functionality/property; has the ability of preventing frost up to minus 80 degrees. It was announced that it is a non-toxic substance against living cells and could be used in cell freezing operations.Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences Department, Molecular Biology and Genetics faculty member, Assoc. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan; head of Inorganic Chemistry Department of İstanbul University Chemistry faculty, Assoc. Prof.  Bahri Ülküseven and Faculty of Engineering Department of Chemistry, Inorganic chemistry faculty member, Prof. Tülay Bal Demirci applied for the patent of this invention.Asst. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan gave a description about the invention: "As a result of our study, we found that this substance does not have toxic effects in healthy cells and can be used to freeze live cells. This substance can be used to freeze live structures due to its lack of toxicity. It can also be used in motor vehicles, agriculture, refrigeration systems and devices that need to be prevented from freezing, as it prevents freezing at very low temperatures."Good news for car ownersIn winter, the car driver's most noticeable car maintenance thought is the addition of antifreeze to the vehicle engine. The use of vehicles without antifreeze causes rust in the engine and cracking of the cylinder block in winter. This situation can bring serious expenses. Scientists have now made a patent application for a new anti-freeze agent that prevents frost in very cold temperatures in harsh winter conditions.Üsküdar News Agency (ÜNA)

06 Oct 2016

New drug molecule has been developed in the treatment of Mediterranean Anemia!

Turkish scientists have developed a new drug candidate molecule to be used in the treatment of Thalassemia known as Mediterranean Anemia. As the result of 3-year joint work of Üsküdar University and Sabancı University, a new chelating drug molecule from microalgae has been developed. European Patent is betaken in order to transform drug candidate molecule to drug that prevents iron overload which can lead to death in patients with thalassemia.Within the scope of the studies initiated in 2013 in partnership of Üsküdar University and Sabancı University within the scope of the treatment of Thalassemia, known as Mediterranean Anemia, a new drug candidate molecule has been developed.Within the scope of TÜBİTAK Project, Üsküdar University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Molecular Biology and Genetics Department faculty member Asst. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan and Bioengineering Department faculty member Asst. Prof. Kaan Yılancıoğlu, and Dr. Ahmet Can Timuçin and Prof. Selim Çetiner from Sabancı University have developed a new chelating drug molecule from microalgae as a result of their 3-year research.European Patent is betaken in order to transform drug candidate molecule to drug. Through this patent, it is aimed to realize low-cost national pharmaceutical production that will be used for iron overload in many diseases including Thalassemia, and will also provide high added value for the country’s economy.  Asst. Prof. Belkıs Atasever Arslan stated that Mediterranean Anemia (Thalassemia) is a hereditary disease commonly seen in the Mediterranean region where our country is located, Middle East, India, Far East and Africa; and she continues, “Worldwide more than 300 children are born with this disease each year, there are several subgroups of this disease”.  Chelating drugs prevent iron overloadStating that chelating drug used in the treatment of the disease prevents iron overload, Arslan says, “Especially in beta thalassemia major, lifelong regular blood transfusions are required, however, this causes iron overload in the body. Iron overload leads to heart failure, cirrhosis, and endocrine abnormalities, and iron overload is one of the main causes of death in Mediterranean Anemia. For this reason, patients receive iron chelation therapy”.  

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