The Ramadan Council of His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security in Dubai, hosted Dr. Maryam Matar, President of the Emirates Genetic Diseases Association and the Sheikh Zayed Center for Genetic Research, Co-Founder, and member of Board of Trustees of Emirates Scholar. Dr. Matar gave a lecture on the importance of studying genetics in promoting the health of individuals and the impact of genes on various aspects of human life, as well as how humans can control their genes by following healthy practices such as balanced nutrition, exercise, meditation, and some mental activities. She also spoke about genetic mutations and their effects on cell aging.
The lecture was attended by several officials, specialists, and personalities. Dr. Maryam Matar pointed out that science has proven that humans can control their genes, and genetic factors indicate the likelihood of a person developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol, or cancer. Therefore, humans can prevent this risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle, where exercise plays a crucial role and avoiding psychological stress.
Dr. Maryam Matar also discussed the importance of adopting healthy behaviours to prolong the life of human cells by following a balanced sleep pattern. Sleep helps renew brain cells by eliminating toxins that accumulate during waking hours. The lecture also covered the latest technologies in genetics, including stem cells and regenerative medicine, which help generate healthy cells to replace sick or damaged cells and direct stem cells to become specialized cells that can be used to renew and repair tissues.