THE LATEST IN RESEARCH NEWS · KAUST DISCOVERY                                   

05 April, 2020

Better plant edits by enhancing DNA repair

A protein hijacked from a bacterial pathogen helps to facilitate more precise genome editing in plants.

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26 March, 2020

Jumping genes help make neurons in a dish

The conversion of skin cells into brain cells relies on proper insertion of L1 elements.

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22 March, 2020

Simple framework helps future ocean studies

A framework that helps marine scientists select localized carbon dioxide levels for experiments aims to improve robustness in global warming studies.

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16 March, 2020

Silkworms provide new spin on sticky molecules

E-selectin is grown in silkworms for the first time, revealing new aspects of its binding dynamics.

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15 March, 2020

Cleaving through the heart of viral infections

A Cas protein that cleaves viral RNA has been harnessed in a CRISPR/Cas system to destroy prolific viral infections in crop plants.

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19 February, 2020

Stressed corals set up progeny for a better life

First evidence that animal DNA methylation patterns can be passed to the next generation.

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16 February, 2020

Bursting bubbles clear the way for desalination

Carbon dioxide bubbles could be a fast and environmentally friendly way to unclog seawater filters and keep the supply of drinking water flowing.

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13 February, 2020

KAUST global research team first to observe inherited DNA expressions

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10 February, 2020

KAUST Professor Carlos M. Duarte receives award for research in ecology and conservation

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04 February, 2020

Dozens of new corals discovered on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

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03 February, 2020

Flushing nitrogen from seawater-based toilets

With about half the world’s population living close to the coast, using seawater to flush toilets could be possible with a salt-tolerant bacterium.

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26 January, 2020

Spotting cancer's greasy fingerprints

Laser-based microscopes can tune into multiple biomolecular signatures found in cancer cells.

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08 January, 2020

Chlorine could increase antimicrobial resistance

Ultraviolet light could thwart antimicrobial resistance by damaging DNA material in wastewater.

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06 January, 2020

LD Motif Finder locates ancient hidden protein patterns

A machine learning method has identified highly elusive amino acid sequences involved in cell morphogenesis and adhesion and in diseases like cancer.

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26 December, 2019

Better anchor roots help crops grow in poor soils

A newly discovered plant metabolite that promotes anchor root growth may prove valuable in helping crops grow in nutrient-deficient soils.

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16 December, 2019

Plastic biosensor finds sweet success

Medical diagnostic device extracts energy from sugars naturally present in the body to drive its glucose-sensing circuitry.

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05 December, 2019

Conferring leaf rust resistance in cereal crops

Identifying genes that confer resistance to leaf rust infections could help generate durably resistant cereal crops.

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02 December, 2019

Testing barley's salt tolerance is a numbers game

Factors influencing the tolerance of barley to saline soils have been uncovered using an advanced robust statistical technique.

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27 November, 2019

A combat strategy for purple witchweed

Plant scientist Salim Al-Babili and his team are working across many fronts to save sub-Saharan African cereal crops from a menacing weed.

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26 November, 2019

Regulator of plant immunity tagged

Discovery of signaling intermediary could lead to more pest-resistant crops.

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