Smart-Health News

24 January, 2023

Fastening enzyme seals the deal in genome repair

By combining cryogenic electron microscopy imaging, structural modeling and biochemical assays, KAUST researchers have shown the important role a specific enzyme plays in DNA repair.

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26 December, 2022

KAUST ECE researcher Asmaa Abdallah named 'Innovator Under 35' by MIT Technology Review Arabia

Asmaa Abdallah, a postdoctoral research fellow at KAUST Communication and Computing Systems Lab (CCSL), has been named a Leading Innovator under 35 in the MENA region by MIT Technology Review Arabia.

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14 December, 2022

DNA replication in humans proves slow off the mark

A team of KAUST bioscientists has shown how DNA replication in yeast, which is the standard model for studying DNA replication across all species, differs significantly to that of humans. Their study will have implications for more accurate and efficient DNA replication in more complex organisms including humans.

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14 December, 2022

Gene Detectives Solve Disease Mysteries

Researchers are diagnosing many rare genetic conditions by applying the latest AI methods combined with machine learning.

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11 December, 2022

KAUST ECE students win IEEE ComSoc Student Competition prize

Research work by KAUST electrical and computer engineering students Abeer Alamoudi and Qi Huang has been selected as the second-prize winner of the 2022 IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Student Competition "Communications Technology Changing the World."

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08 December, 2022

Leena Ali Ibrahim appointed "Next Generation Leader" by Allen Institute

Leena Ali Ibrahim, Assistant Professor of Bioscience at KAUST is appointed among six Next Generation Leaders by the Allen Institute

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In the media

02 June, 2021

Transistors spot single SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins

A new sensor, based on organic transistors, combines speed and accuracy in detecting single-molecule antigens belonging to the viruses that cause COVID-19 and MERS.

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15 April, 2021

Magistretti features at U.S.-K.S.A. Business Forum

KAUST Distinguished Professor Pierre Magistretti, Director of the newly launched Smart-Health Initiative, took part in a virtual event put on by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Investment.

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05 April, 2021

Virtual launch of Smart-Health Initiative

KAUST has recently launched a multidisciplinary scientific and clinical research and innovation health initiative dubbed the KAUST Smart-Health Initiative (SHI).

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02 February, 2021

A healthy boost to precision medicine in KSA

The Smart Health Initiative aims to enhance Saudi Arabia's capabilities in what Magistretti describes as precision medicine.

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20 December, 2020

KAUST and Johnson & Johnson sign dengue fever research collaboration agreement

KAUST announced a collaboration with Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson to explore opportunities for research and innovation in the area of neglected tropical diseases, with a focus on dengue fever.

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08 November, 2020

KAUST startup tackles COVID using AI and robotics

The COVID-19 pandemic has activated vital innovation and R&D initiatives to tackle the crippling effects, health ramifications, and overall impact of the coronavirus on global societies and economies.

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25 August, 2020

Duarte on COVID-19 ecosystem rebound

KAUST PIs to contribute through their research capabilities to alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts coordinated by Donal Bradley, KAUST vice president for research, and Pierre Magistretti, KAUST dean of the Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering division, mobilized a group of faculty to form the Rapid Research Response Team (R3T).

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13 August, 2020

KAUST partner SaudiVax advances treatment for COVID-19

As leading scientists and medical professionals around the world work to develop a cure for COVID-19, KAUST partners in Saudi Arabia are making significant strides toward a solution.

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10 August, 2020

Detecting the next pandemic using wastewater

One of the many faculty to step forward and contribute to the R3T was Peiying Hong, a KAUST associate professor of environmental science and engineering.

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22 July, 2020

How AI helps improve COVID-19 testing

Xin Gao, KAUST associate professor of computer science and the acting associate director of the Computational Bioscience Research Center.

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30 June, 2020

تقنية سعودية للكشف عن فيروس كورونا بدقة عالية وفي أقل من 15 دقيقة

باحثون من جامعة الملك عبد الله السعودية يطورون مُستشعرًا كهروكيميائيًّا من الجيل الثاني يمكنه الكشف عن البروتينات الفيروسية لفيروسي ميرس وكورونا المستجد.. دون الحاجة إلى معامل مجهزة وتحضيرات شاقة وأشخاص ذوي خبرة.

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28 May, 2020

This filter for the front of an N95 mask could make it reusable

Scientists came up with an experimental virus-blocking membrane that can be discarded so doctors can use the mask again.

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17 May, 2020

How to really flatten the coronavirus curve

Professors at KAUST are employing differential equations and machine learning to help understand what’s coming next in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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22 April, 2020

Saudi university research team leads global fight against COVID-19

KAUST President Dr. Tony Chan said the university’s research community had come together to offer its expertise on a number of fronts in the battle against COVID-19.

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22 April, 2020

«كاوست» تشارك في إيجاد آليات لتسريع عمليات تشخيص المصابين بـ «كوفيد-19»

رئيس جامعة الملك عبدالله للعلوم والتقنية: لسنا كشركات الأدوية.. ونعمل مع «الصحة» و«وقاية» لمكافحة «كورونا»

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22 April, 2020

مختبرات «كاوست» توقف نشاطها البحثي وتتفرغ لأبحاث «كوفيد ـ 19»

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15 April, 2020

نشرة الرابعة | علماء كاوست يواجهون كورونا باستخدام الذكاء الاصطناعي

يجري فريق عالمي متخصص من جامعة كاوست غرب السعودية ابحاثا لاستخدام الذكاء الاصطناعي في فهم فيروس كورونا الباحثون في كاوست يسعون للكشف عن نقاط الضعف غير المعروفة في فيروس كورونا اضافة لبحث خيارات جديدة لكبح انتشاره السريع.

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13 April, 2020

Resource center helps virology researchers

The Chinese Academy of Sciences' resource center, which pools all genome sequence data and related information about the novel coronavirus, has proved popular with researchers worldwide.

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08 April, 2020

أمل جديد.. دراسة جينوم كورونا فى جامعة سعودية يقود إلى لقاح للعلاج فى هذا الموعد

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16 June, 2021

A shock to the system

'Preparedness is key to reducing fatality,' said KAUST Professor of statistics Hernando Ombao.

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