02 May, 2024

Defeating the deletion makes genome editing safer and more precise

Manipulating DNA repair pathway boosts the accuracy of CRISPR technology.

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29 April, 2024

KAUST Insights for genetic disease: Mystery diseases solved with RNA screening tool

Gao’s group is developing novel AI solutions to improve diagnosis of genetic disease. Working with Fowzan Alkuraya, who chairs the department of translational genomics at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC), they are taking genome sequencing a step further to develop an RNA sequencing tool.

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17 April, 2024

KAUST Insights for health education: Collaborations on smart health deliver benefits for KSA

Featuring Prof. Imed Gallouzi who explains the importance of training the next generation of doctors and to integrate AI in the curriculum to use smart health tools for diagnosis and treatment.

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22 April, 2024

Prof. Raquel Peixoto wins Frontiers Science Prize

Prof. Raquel Peixoto earned the prize for her research on the use of probiotics to strengthen the resilience of coral reefs against climate change.

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25 March, 2024

Fully Screen-Printed and Gentle-to-Skin Wet ECG Electrodes with Compact Wireless Readout for Cardiac Diagnosis and Remote Monitoring

Prof. Shamim's group developed fully screen-printed, skin-friendly wet ECG electrodes with scaled-down PCBs and 3D-printed AoP. Minimal metal and gel usage, extended wireless range, and accurate data recording make them promising for clinical use.

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13 March, 2024

Often overlooked stem cells hold hidden powers for blood disease treatments

Protocol boosts regenerative capabilities of stem cells previously wasted in transplant medicine.

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19 February, 2024

Giving voice to the voiceless through assistive technology

Artificial skin coupled with sensors and machine learning technology allows people with voice disorders to communicate using soundless mouth movements.

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12 February, 2024

Shuffling the deck for privacy

Researchers in Prof. Xin Gao's group developed a machine-learning approach aimed at preserving privacy while analyzing omics data for medical research.

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14 February, 2024

AI tool predicts function of unknown proteins

Powered by logic and large language models, DeepGO-SE predicts the biological role of proteins and could be used to aid drug discovery.

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05 February, 2024

Saudi solutions for global challenges

We are transforming healthcare: We are driving advances in healthcare, focusing on precision medicine, diagnostics, and therapies for global health challenges.

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31 January, 2024

Greening initiatives that hit home

Researchers propose a pathway to create sustainable greening initiatives in the Middle East using existing technologies.

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28 January, 2024

KAUST and amplifAI health combine technologies for early diabetes detection

The partnership aims to significantly lower medical costs and protect patients from foot amputations.

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23 January, 2024

AI for cells helps illuminate their identity

KAUST researchers evaluated and augmented an AI algorithm developed by a team of Chinese and American scientists and highlighted its potential for understanding cell diversity and genetic mutations.

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21 January, 2024

Dr. KID turns biological models into fun puzzles

Algorithm creates tessellating triangular pieces to build physical replicas of structures such as cells or viruses.

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16 January, 2024

Automated COVID-19 diagnosis, with wider potential

An open-source, automated and cost-effective platform for COVID-19 diagnosis and analysis of genetic variants can be built from readily available materials, with big possibilities on the horizon.

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04 December, 2023

The weird and wonderful world of Saudi Arabia’s microbiomes

Saudi Arabia is home to microbial communities that can boost coral reef health, sequester carbon in the desert and enable plants to survive in the harshest environments — and that is just the beginning.

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22 November, 2023

Safeguarding the right to be forgotten

An open-source software can help align artificial intelligence applications in healthcare with data privacy regulations.

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25 October, 2023

Malaria protein discovery offers path for novel antimalarial intervention strategies

The discovery of a recent malaria protein by Amit Kumar Subudhi and Professor Arnab Pain could lead to the development of vaccine-like “immune triggers“ for warding off natural malaria infections in people.

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12 October, 2023

Picking the best methods for metabolomics research

Comparison of different nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods has helped to identify the most robust approach for studying different types of biomolecules.

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12 October, 2023

Lab-grown skin helps unlock secrets of mpox virus infection

Skin organoids offer a powerful platform for drug discovery in the ongoing fight against the virus formerly known as monkeypox.

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