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04 October, 2018

Mining Red Sea bacteria for industrial potential

Genome sequencing of two Red Sea bacteria highlights their potential as industrial workhorses.

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26 September, 2018

KAUST researcher Corrado Calì awarded at Italian neuroscience conference

Dr. Corrado Calì, a KAUST researcher, won an award in Italy in June at the Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists (BraYn).

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26 September, 2018

Cryptic coral reef creatures show cross-shelf biodiversity patterns

Composition in cryptic fauna assemblages changes across a shelf gradient, a recent study of the Red Sea shows.

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23 September, 2018

What's it like to talk science with Nobel Prize winners

KAUST Live interview with Michael Margineanu, Ph.D. student in the BESE Division

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16 September, 2018

Novel carbon source sustains deep sea microorganism communities

A carbon source stemming from daily fish migrations is implicated in the global carbon cycle.

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13 September, 2018

Sci-Café: Toolbox Biology

Sci-Café, featuring KAUST faculty members Jürgen Kosel, Jasmeen Merzaban, Antonio Adamo and moderator John Tannaci, associate VP for research.

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09 September, 2018

Reusing water to grow quality food in cities

Research to optimize aquaponics systems could inform a new era of urban food production.

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06 September, 2018

Bio-inspired materials decrease drag for liquids

Tiny nature-inspired cavities that trap air can stop liquids from sticking to surfaces without the need for coatings.

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02 September, 2018

Quantifying Red Sea plastics from coasts to fish

While drones scan beaches to assess plastic litter, microplastics are found in the digestive tracts of one in every six Red Sea fish.

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16 August, 2018

Anemones rely on epigenetics during symbiosis

Epigenetic mechanisms adjust gene expression in anemone symbiosis.

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07 August, 2018

Hybrid nanomaterials bristle with potential

Triple-layered nanoarray electrode promises to boost battery performance and enhance other electrochemical processes.

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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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