THE LATEST IN RESEARCH NEWS · KAUST DISCOVERY                                   

05 August, 2018

The dynamic molecular changes of homing

Molecules re-organize to slow stem cells down, giving them a chance to adhere to and eventually cross the inner lining of blood vessels into the bone marrow.

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29 July, 2018

Bacteria that boost plant pumps against drought

Adding certain types of bacteria to soil could help protect plants against drought by activating a proton pump in root cells.

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22 July, 2018

Lighting the way to harvest water from air

A low-cost method for collecting water from the atmosphere could be used to provide potable water to dry, inland regions.

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19 July, 2018

Taking the lead toward witchweed control

A compound that binds to and inhibits a crucial receptor protein offers a new route for controlling a parasitic plant.

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15 July, 2018

Keeping up with sea-level rise

Maintaining a balance between rising sea levels and soil accumulation will rely on careful management of coastal regions.

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08 July, 2018

Mysterious gentle giants gather off Saudi coast

Investigations of prey patterns fail to explain why whale sharks aggregate off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

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01 July, 2018

Remote corals pay the price of climate change

Corals, even in the most far-flung locations, are being affected by climate change but fare better in marine protected areas.

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24 June, 2018

Bacteria proven to be worth their salt

Bacteria isolated from desert plants could provide the key to maintaining productive agriculture in arid regions.

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22 June, 2018

Detecting metabolites at close range

Pairing a conjugated polymer with a redox enzyme generates a fast, selective, and sensitive electrochemical biosensor for metabolites.

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17 June, 2018

Anemones take the heat with a little help from their friends

Research reveals the genetic response to heat stress and highlights symbiotic algae’s role.

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07 June, 2018

Coral tricks for adapting to ocean acidification

A molecular process that signals distress could also help corals adapt to climate change.

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03 June, 2018

Solar energy tapped for clean water

A 3D solar-steam generator design squeezes every last drop of energy from sunlight to produce fresh water.

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27 May, 2018

Synchronized swimming for seal migrations

Adding sound to elephant seal migration data reveals high levels of coordination when swimming long distances.

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27 May, 2018

Italian Red Sea Research Event in Jeddah

On 14 May Professor Daniele Daffonchio of KAUST Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division and the Red Sea Research Center presented his research alongside Professors from two Italian Universities at the Italian Cultural Centre in Jeddah to a diverse local and international audience.

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27 May, 2018

The long and the short of DNA replication

An unexpected two-step mechanism occurs when cells copy DNA.

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20 May, 2018

Finding Nemo’s genes: reef fish genome mapped and shared

Nemo’s genome has been deciphered and made publicly available, helping researchers further investigate fish ecology and evolution.

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15 May, 2018

Congratulations to our Newly Promoted Faculty

Congratulations to the division's newly promoted faculty: Professor Matthew McCabe (effective 1 July 2018) Professor Stefan Arold (effective 1 July 2018) Professor Magdy Mahfouz (effective 1 July 2018) Professor Peiying Hong (effective 1 July 2018) and Professor Michael Berumen

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13 May, 2018

Enzyme adopts dynamic structure to function in hot, salty sea

Protein analysis could lead to new advances in DNA sequencing technologies.

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11 May, 2018

Mimicking a sweet solution to mop up pollution

A fast and safe method to prepare a 3D porous material that mimics the shape of a honeycomb could have broad applications from catalysis to drug delivery or for filtering air to remove pollutants or viruses.

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06 May, 2018

Mapping movements of ocean creatures great and small

Big data shows that large marine vertebrates move differently, but consistently, through coastal and ocean waters.

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