KAUST R3T News
22 March, 2023Ramadan Mubarak!
Ramadan Kareem! May this Ramadan bring you happiness, joy and good health.
08 March, 2023RNA: Don't kill the messenger
A protein complex that is crucial for messenger RNA stability during muscle-fiber formation has been identified by postdoc Brenda Sánchez and Prof. Imed Gallouzi.
13 February, 2023Memory formed alongside brain signaling system
KAUST postdoc Amal Bajaffer collaborated with KAUST professors Pierre Magistretti and Takashi Gojobori to study the role of lactate in the evolution of memory formation in humans.
30 January, 2023Better models show how infectious diseases spread
A new disease model that can account for contact patterns between age groups shows how infectious diseases evolve in space and time and how to predict future case numbers across a region.
26 January, 2023Professor Qiaoqiang Gan elected as SPIE Fellow
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, recently welcomed 83 Members as new Fellows of the Society. Qiaoqiang Gan, KAUST professor of material science and engineering, was among the new inductees elected to the Society's 2023 Fellows Class.
25 January, 2023KAUST agreement targets pressing healthcare issues
A new health agreement between KAUST, the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia (MISA)and Novo Nordisk aims to develop the Kingdom’s biotech and pharma sector, with a focus on obesity and metabolic research
24 January, 2023Fastening 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.
14 December, 2022DNA 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.
14 December, 2022Gene Detectives Solve Disease Mysteries
Researchers are diagnosing many rare genetic conditions by applying the latest AI methods combined with machine learning.
11 December, 2022KAUST 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."
27 November, 2022Bioreactor keeps cell culture conditions under control
A cell-culturing technique developed by KAUST scientists helps to create biological conditions that more closely mirror physiological environments compared to standard protocols used in most laboratories today.
08 December, 2022Leena 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
08 December, 2022Explaining the DNA repair mechanism
Better understanding of the mechanisms involved in DNA repair may pave the way for developing inhibitors to improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy.
21 November, 2022Cryptic 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.
20 November, 2022Nanostructured 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.
16 October, 2022Zinc 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.
04 October, 2022Finding 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.
25 August, 2022Building 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.
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.
16 August, 2022Cell 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.