KAUST R3T News

21 November, 2022

Cryptic drug-binding sites discovered in the dance

A KAUST-led team of researchers has revealed properties of the MIZ1 protein (illustrated above). Their findings could advance drug discovery for previously incurable diseases, including some forms of cancer.

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20 November, 2022

Nanostructured surfaces enable lab-on-a-chip lung cancer diagnosis

A new chip developed by new KAUST faculty member Qiaoqiang Gan can be used to detect cancer and provide point-of-care diagnosis.

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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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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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25 August, 2022

Building applications inspired by the human eye

A team of researchers at the KAUST Sensors Lab, led by Professor Khaled Nabil Salama, is focused on developing brain-mimicking neuromorphic circuits to build efficient vision sensors.

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24 August, 2022

"Sticky" stem cells make for better transplants

Enhancement of adhesion molecules improves the ability of blood-forming stem cells to take root in transplant recipients.

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16 August, 2022

Cell mapping close to the bone

KAUST bioscientists are developing new methods to combine single-cell sequencing datasets, which will help to improve understanding of cellular identity and function. The team has used the method to study the bone marrow microenvironment in greater detail.

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16 August, 2022

RNA-based approach identified for treatment of premature aging and associated diseases

KAUST scientists are researching RNA-based approaches to treat progeria, an early aging disease that affects children and adolescents.

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28 July, 2022

KAUST visiting professor collaborates with KAUST faculty and staff to study Saudi air quality

KAUST Smart-Health Initiative has been honored to host Junfeng (Jim) Zhang at KAUST during his sabbatical. Prof. Zhang has been developing several air pollution studies in collaboration with KAUST faculty and staff.

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29 June, 2022

Turning up the heat to unlock Cas13's potential

A newly identified heat-stable Cas13 enzyme could lead to improved diagnostics and new biotechnological applications.

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03 July, 2022

Stem cells reveal underpinnings of rare immune disease

Abnormal protein tied to Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome found to control gene splicing.

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28 June, 2022

Bone formation comes down to the nanowire

Nanotechnology that accelerates the transition of stem cells into bone could advance regenerative medicine.

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24 May, 2022

AI helps diagnose post-COVID lung problems

A new AI diagnostic tool developed by KAUST scientists allows doctors to visualize lung damage caused by COVID-19 in more detail.

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23 November, 2021

First MD-Ph.D. program in Saudi Arabia

Top medical students from AlFaisal University will undertake their Ph.D. degree at KAUST to obtain the necessary training needed to conduct basic research and the implementation of smart-health tools and methods in the Saudi healthcare delivery system.

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15 November, 2021

MD-Ph.D. Program

The goal of this program is to offer Saudi and resident students of medicine at Al-Faisal University state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. The program is tailored to those who aspire to build their careers as physician-scientists and will be the leaders of tomorrow.

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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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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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19 September, 2021

KAUST-developed COVID-19 test kit ready for University community

President Chan receives the Kingdom’s first, KAUST-developed COVID-19 RT-PCR test, processed by KAUST startup Noor DX.

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21 June, 2021

Making the invisible, visible

Early in Ivan Viola’s career he was fascinated by how we are able to model and visualize incredibly complex systems, bigger than the mind can imagine or smaller than the eyes can see.

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