Newborn Screening using Water
Jordan (IFMSA-Jo), Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid
Princess Haya Biotechnology Center, King Abdullah University Hopital
Laith N. Al-Eitan, PhD
Najah Obeidat
English, Arabic
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Newborn screening is an early test for inherited metabolic disorders in the neonatal period; those diseases can cause serious problems or even death for the baby if not treated soon after birth. Those babies look normal at birth but need treatment right away if proved to be affected by metabolic disease. These include disorders of amino acid metabolism such as phenyketonuria (PKU) and maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), disorders of fatty acid metabolism (e.g. medium and very- long- chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase Deficiency ; MCAD and VLCAD) as well as organic acidemias like isovaleric academia and methylmalonic acidemia.
What is the aim of the project?
To test for inherited metabolic disorders in the neonatal period.
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Tasks will be given on a day-to-day basis.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The student should have an idea about metabolic disorders in general.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Legal limitations are: 1) The privacy of the patient. 2) The methods are confidential information.
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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