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23 September, 2022

Coral genome reveals cysteine surprise

The generation of a high-quality genome from a coral specimen reveals an alternative pathway for cysteine biosynthesis in animals and cautions against overreliance on model organisms.

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20 September, 2022

Membranes help multiply microbial CO2 munching

Multifunctional porous conductive membranes help microbes eat their way to a faster carbon dioxide conversion.

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18 September, 2022

Red Sea may have a nursery for oceanic manta rays

A citizen science project uncovers new details about the lives of oceanic manta rays in the Red Sea, including a possible nursery site.

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08 September, 2022

Reusing Saudi Arabia’s Precious Water Resources

Associate Professor Peiying Hong has developed a new innovative wastewater treatment method that uses less energy and renders water safe to use for agriculture. The technology is currently being piloted with industry partner MODON (Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones) in Jeddah.

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08 September, 2022

Divers spot manta rays for science

Intriguing insights into the region’s oceanic manta rays are revealed thanks to a collaborative citizen science project conducted over lockdown.

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31 August, 2022

Harnessing the power of saffron color for food and future therapeutics

A highly efficient enzyme combined with a multigene engineering approach offers potential for sustainable production of water-soluble pigments in plant tissues.

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25 August, 2022

Concrete solutions for sea turtle survival

An environmental foundation and a cement factory are supporting ongoing efforts and research to help safeguard the future of Red Sea turtles.

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24 August, 2022

"Sticky" stem cells make for better transplants

Enhancement of adhesion molecules improves the ability of blood-forming stem cells to take root in transplant recipients.

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16 August, 2022

Cell mapping close to the bone

Deep molecular analysis of the bone marrow microenvironment reveals that the cells regulating blood stem cell maintenance are more diverse than expected and have features likely to be conserved between species.

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