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16 March, 2023

Bacterial route to cleaner catalysis

An electroactive bacterium generates well-defined nanosized metal catalysts with remarkable water-splitting performance.

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08 March, 2023

Collaboration brings more sensitive design to sensor development

Working with doctors at two Saudi hospitals enables KAUST researchers to trial and validate novel biosensors for rapid disease diagnostics.

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08 March, 2023

RNA: Don't kill the messenger

A newly found protein complex plays a vital role in RNA protection and stability during its journey between DNA and the cell’s protein factory.

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27 February, 2023

Marine bacteria are key to novel wastewater treatment

Researchers have successfully cultivated a novel salt-tolerant bacterium from the Red Sea that effectively removes nitrogen from high-salinity waste water.

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16 February, 2023

Pioneering plant projects promise regeneration

Research to underpin key government strategies for greening the desert, regenerating mangroves and meeting Saudi Arabia’s net zero targets by 2060.

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14 February, 2023

Where I work: Larissa Frühe

There are new things to learn from each sample of sediment that I collect.

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13 February, 2023

Memory formed alongside brain signaling system

Evolution of lactate-mediated nerve signaling probably enabled memory systems, a comparative gene study shows.

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09 February, 2023

KAUST-invented, mobile wastewater plant installed

​A decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse unit invented at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has been installed in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.

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07 February, 2023

Playing the right cards to answer questions on a hardy old grain

The drive to research tangible solutions to address climate change meant a leap from marine science to terrestrial agriculture for graduate student Clara Stanschewski, now studying quinoa.

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