THE LATEST IN RESEARCH NEWS · KAUST DISCOVERY                                   

04 December, 2022

Professor Sahika Inal has been selected as the winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship 2022.

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04 December, 2022

A master regulator of plant immunity

Stress-response protein promotes the accumulation of metabolites that help anti-pathogen defenses.

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01 December, 2022

NEW BOOK: Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration in the Omics Age

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27 November, 2022

Bioreactor keeps cell culture conditions under control

Laboratory parameters maintained at physiologically relevant levels allow for more robust experiments with human cells.

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21 November, 2022

Cryptic drug-binding sites discovered in the dance

Studying the molecular motion of proteins reveals previously unseen binding sites that could be targeted by new drug candidate molecules.

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17 November, 2022

Biomedical Engineering student Elisa Grassi wins gold medal in the Saudi Games Triathlon

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02 November, 2022

Plant hormones to help prevent Striga invasion

Crop resistance to a significant parasitic plant could be increased through gene editing or chemical treatment.

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18 October, 2022

Bacterial quorum quenched by bacterial enzyme

An enzyme from a Red Sea bacterium suppresses the formation of a slimy biofilm that helps propagate hospital-acquired infections.

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16 October, 2022

Zinc enhances albumin’s protective role against Parkinson's disease

Revealing zinc’s interaction with a critical transport protein underscores the need to study biological pathways under physiologically relevant conditions.

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09 October, 2022

Complex regulation controls mediator of cancer growth

Elaborate interaction discovered between epigenetic regulatory protein and its activating lipid partner.

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04 October, 2022

Finding an RNA target and tool to fight premature aging

Blocking the overexpression of specific repeat RNA sequences could prove promising for the treatment of premature aging syndromes.

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02 October, 2022

Going to extremes to tackle oil contamination

Heat-loving bacteria from an Antarctic volcano could help degrade and clean up oil in the world’s coldest continent and beyond.

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28 September, 2022

Tracking turtle nesting grounds

Sea turtles nesting along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coastline highlight the need for emerging megacities to protect marine habitats.

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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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