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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
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.
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
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.
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.
16 August, 2022RNA-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.