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Results for 15 September 2019

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightHungry for heart health

    September 15, 2019

    Study in rats shows that hunger hormone helps preserve cardiac muscle cells and reduce heart attack damage

Results for 8 September 2019

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightThe psychological toll of MS

    September 8, 2019

    Saudi researchers examine the severity of depression among multiple sclerosis patients. 

Results for 2 September 2019

  • FeatureTrain efficiently, not more

    September 2, 2019

    New research by the University of Glasgow suggests that 15 minutes of resistance training to the point of exhaustion three times a week can have the same health benefit as longer sets.

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  • KAIMRC Research HighlightPaying heed to chest pain

    August 14, 2019

    Even without serious artery blockage, chest pain is often a harbinger of deadly heart disease.

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  • FeatureE-skin, the next prosthetics frontier

    June 30, 2019

    New electronic stretchable sensors can help alert burn victim and people using prosthetic limbs against dangers like fire. 

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  • KAIMRC Research HighlightSaudi Arabia worst hit by MERS

    June 17, 2019

    A study on the prevalence of MERS-CoV in Gulf Corporation Council countries shows the virus has taken its greatest toll in Saudi Arabia.

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  • International Research HighlightThe immune sting of WASp

    May 12, 2019

    A protein implicated in a range of immune diseases proves essential for proper T-cell development.

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  • KAIMRC Research HighlightA vital test for spinal muscular atrophy

    April 7, 2019

    A new chip-based sensor could detect and monitor spinal muscular atrophy faster and more cheaply than current methods.

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Results for 12 February 2019

  • International Research HighlightInvestigating immune responses

    February 12, 2019

    A molecule produced by hepatitis B virus prompts the body’s immune cells to leap into action.

  • International Research HighlightGenetic make-up and its impact on viral infection

    February 12, 2019

    A fast and simple approach for analysing people’s genetic make-up and the viruses that infect them could reveal molecular information that can be used to improve prevention and treatment of disease.

Results for 11 February 2019

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightHIV resistance gene uncommon among Saudis

    February 11, 2019

    Routine screening in stem cell registries for a mutation that could help treat HIV/AIDS is not warranted in Saudi Arabia because of its rarity in this population.

Results for 10 February 2019

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightCoping with adversity

    February 10, 2019

    A Saudi study finds that adverse childhood experiences affect men and women in different ways.

  • FeatureMyrrh detoxifies when liver cannot

    February 10, 2019

    Myrrh, the resin from a shrub native to the Arabian Peninsula and Africa, relieves the symptoms of ammonia excess from liver disease.

  • International Research HighlightInjury prevention could stem opioid abus

    February 10, 2019

    People are 1.4 times more likely to become persistent users of opioid painkillers after suffering a traumatic injury.

  • International Research HighlightImproving stem cell donation

    February 10, 2019

    Stem cells could be collected from donors more safely by using a less invasive catheter.

  • International Research HighlightA viral vector to fall back on

    February 10, 2019

    A highly efficient method for delivering genetic materials to the spinal cord may help in the treatment of an inherited muscle-wasting disease.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightManaging salivary gland damage

    February 10, 2019

    Drugs that stimulate saliva production are the most effective treatment option for managing damage caused by radiotherapy.

  • International Research HighlightFilling in the microbial gaps

    February 10, 2019

    A new survey of the microbiome offers insights into its diversity and the interplay between bacteria and their human hosts.

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  • KAIMRC Research HighlightTiming treatment perfectly

    February 8, 2019

    Understanding how leukaemia affects the body’s circadian clock may unlock ways to treat the disease.

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  • International Research HighlightHope for holding back hyperglycaemia

    February 6, 2019

    A two-drug combination that preserves and stimulates pancreatic function could offer a new option for treating type I diabetes.

Results for 4 February 2019

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightLearning to predict diabetes

    February 4, 2019

    Machine learning could be used to identify high-risk patients and improve healthcare services.

Results for 30 January 2019

  • International Research HighlightAntibody could have dual role

    January 30, 2019

    An antibody that blocks the effect of follicle stimulating hormone may simultaneously treat obesity and osteoporosis.

Results for 22 January 2019

  • FeatureSaudis buck the diabetes trend

    January 22, 2019

    Type II diabetes and insulin resistance don’t go hand in hand among Saudis as frequently as they do in other populations.

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  • International Research HighlightIschemic stroke: Examining brain inflammation

    January 9, 2019

    Scientists in Japan identify a signalling pathway that may provide a target for reducing inflammation in the brain following ischemic stroke.

Results for 8 October 2017

  • International Research HighlightRunning sensors on patient power

    October 8, 2017

    Sensors that generate electricity from the digestive tract may enable long-term monitoring of patient health.

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  • KAIMRC Research HighlightSaudis and the transfusion advantage

    October 1, 2017

    Transfusions are more likely to succeed in Saudi blood cancer patients thanks to a lack of genetic diversity.

Results for 28 September 2017

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightHow to tell bone marrow cells apart

    September 28, 2017

    Stem cells in the bone marrow express different molecular markers depending on whether they form bone or other tissue types.Abbr

Results for 26 September 2017

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightMERS virus evades immune responses

    September 26, 2017

    A single surface protein helps the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) survive by inhibiting the immune system.

Results for 23 September 2017

  • International Research HighlightDetermining the roots of derailed development

    September 23, 2017

    Mutational profiling allows researchers to home in on a protein domain with a critical role in human neurological development.

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  • International Research HighlightGrape-derived antiviral drug could treat MERS

    September 10, 2017

    Initial investigations show an antiviral drug, derived from grape and cranberry plants, could also be effective against the virus that causes MERS.

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Results for 21 August 2017

  • International Research HighlightDemystifying a diet to live by

    August 21, 2017

    A new connection is found between sensory neurons, diet and longevity.

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  • International Research HighlightGoing with the flow in brain mapping

    July 9, 2017

    Recording changes in cerebral blood flow makes mapping active brain areas possible during visual stimulation.

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  • International Research HighlightClamping down on post-stroke infections

    June 10, 2017

    Specialized cells that impair the immune system after a stroke could be targeted to protect patients from infection.

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  • International Research HighlightWidening the net

    June 9, 2017

    A novel strategy seeks therapeutic targets in cancers by examining the genes retained in their genomes.

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Results for 25 April 2017

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightThe Saudi approach to curing childhood leukaemia

    April 25, 2017

    The survival rate for paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia in Saudi Arabia is nowequal to that of developed nations thanks to a risk–response strategy.

Results for 11 April 2017

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightPotential for a MERS antibody therapy

    April 11, 2017

    Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome may produce sufficient antibodies to help fight the viral infection in more recentvictims.

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  • International Research HighlightConcerns raised about digoxin safety

    January 15, 2017

    A drug commonly used to treat heart failure could be associated with an increased risk of death in certain patient groups.

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  • International Research HighlightTargeting cancer through the skin

    January 1, 2017

    More medicines could soon be delivered through the skin by cargo-carrying peptides.

Results for 25 December 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightBalancing CT dose and image quality

    December 25, 2016

    New techniques to improve image quality in CT scans while reducing radiation dose may compromise quality at certain thresholds, potentially resulting in misdiagnosis.

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  • International Research HighlightHepatitis B: Predict, treat, avoid

    December 16, 2016

    A biomarker has been found that can help predict the reactivation of the hepatitis B virus in immunosuppressed patients.

Results for 15 December 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightGene ties autism and kidney issues

    December 15, 2016

    Mutations in the “teashirt” gene cause both an autism syndrome and kidney problems in children.

Results for 13 December 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightLight-responsive shape-changing molecules

    December 13, 2016

    Nanowires that undergo reversible shape-changes in response to light could act as artificial tails to steer drugs around the body.

Results for 12 December 2016

  • FeatureSmart partnerships

    December 12, 2016

    While some Saudi enterprises strive to be the biggest, a new biotechnology park in Riyadh has set smaller perimeters with a sharp focus.

Results for 10 December 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightA new player in gene regulation

    December 10, 2016

    The molecular mechanism controlling gene expression is found to involve a familiar molecule.

Results for 9 December 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightShedding new light on cancer cell death

    December 9, 2016

    Insight into the antibody-driven death of lymphoma cells may lead to anti-cancer treatments with enhanced efficacy and selectivity.

Results for 8 December 2016

  • FeatureStriking at the heartland of the MERS infection

    December 8, 2016

    At least a dozen additional cases of MERS were reported in Saudi Arabia in September 2016, bringing the number of cases in the kingdom to more than 1,450, of which 610 have been fatal. 

Results for 6 December 2016

  • International Research HighlightShedding light on tumours

    December 6, 2016

    A contrast agent, containing nanoparticles that are sensitive to acidity, lights up solid tumours on magnetic resonance imaging scans.

Results for 3 December 2016

  • International Research HighlightHoning in on thyroid cancer

    December 3, 2016

    A closer look at gene expression in papillary thyroid cancer opens new opportunities for its detection.

Results for 2 December 2016

  • International Research Highlight‘Young blood’ a defence against infection

    December 2, 2016

    Signatures of a more potent and durable immune response may explain why children fend off chronic hepatitis C infection better than adults.

Results for 30 November 2016

  • International Research HighlightReaching for success is easier for the tall

    November 30, 2016

    A broad survey of British men and women suggests hereditary differences in height and weight affect prospects for socioeconomic positioning.

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  • KAIMRC Research HighlightGene defects reduce leukaemia survival

    November 14, 2016

    Genetic variations can explain poorer survival rates in Pakistani children from a prevalent type of leukaemia.

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  • International Research HighlightHow hepatitis C takes control

    November 2, 2016

    The hepatitis virus commandeers key cellular machinery to keep itself safe.

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  • International Research HighlightMaking room for regeneration

    November 1, 2016

    Drugs that prevent the accumulation of scar-forming molecules could facilitate nerve repair in multiple sclerosis and other disorders.

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  • KAIMRC Research HighlightPeptide promise for diagnostics

    August 17, 2016

    Rapid diagnosis of HIV may soon be possible thanks to a novel peptide-based diagnostic tool.

Results for 14 August 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightA safer route to a cure

    August 14, 2016

    Clinical data suggests many adolescent Hodgkin lymphoma patients can achieve full recovery with a less toxic course of therapy.

  • International Research HighlightA protective coat for nanoparticles

    August 14, 2016

    Nanoparticles coated in a ‘don’t-eat-me’ protein can evade the body’s immune system, improving chances of successful drug delivery.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightStrictly confidential

    August 14, 2016

    Protecting confidentiality is a major priority in medical settings, crucial to the effectiveness of Saudi Arabia's newly established biobank.

  • International Research HighlightThe metabolomics revolution

    August 14, 2016

    Understanding the body’s metabolic profile is transforming drug discovery and personalized medicine.

  • International Research HighlightSilkworms’ sweet success

    August 14, 2016

    Silkworms could point toward a new preventative therapy for type II diabetes.

  • International Research HighlightNew probe shines light inside arteries

    August 14, 2016

    A new design of catheter probe reveals complete, detailed pictures of fat deposits inside arteries for the first time.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightGene tweak induces stronger immunity

    August 14, 2016

    Changing the switch that turns on vaccine protein production elicits a stronger immune response against malaria and influenza in mice.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightA biomarker for colorectal cancer

    August 14, 2016

    A mutated tumour suppressor gene could provide a useful marker for the diagnosis and prognosis of bowel cancer.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightGenetic variants alter breast cancer risk

    August 14, 2016

    Genetic variants of the DNA repair protein RAD51 are associated with differential risks of breast cancer in Saudi women.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightRecipes for better drug delivery

    August 14, 2016

    Fine-tuned nanocarriers loaded with natural products may improve targeted drug delivery and enhance anti-cancer activity

  • International Research HighlightUnmaking a muscle

    August 14, 2016

    The ‘missing links’ in a process that drives muscle wasting in heart failure patients may offer promising drug targets.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightOral cancer in the Arab World

    August 14, 2016

    Qat and tobacco chewing have been linked to a higher incidence of oral cancer in Yemen, Sudan and southern Saudi Arabia than in other Arab countries.

Results for 11 August 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightManipulating metals for medicine

    August 11, 2016

    A simple and robust synthetic method could help magnetic metal oxide nanoparticles reach their potential as a powerful clinical tool.

  • International Research HighlightMaking room for regeneration

    August 11, 2016

    Drugs that prevent the accumulation of scar-forming molecules could facilitate nerve repair in multiple sclerosis and other disorders.

  • International Research HighlightDrug study shines new light on receptors

    August 11, 2016

    Identifying the binding site of an antagonist is expected to transform the treatment of diabetes and other metabolic diseases. 

  • International Research HighlightHow hepatitis C takes control

    August 11, 2016

    The hepatitis virus commandeers key cellular machinery to keep itself safe.

  • International Research HighlightPromising protein target

    August 11, 2016

    A structural analysis of proteins in the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus reveals a promising new target for treatments.

  • International Research HighlightThe truth about fatty acids

    August 11, 2016

    A Dutch cohort study shows that saturated fatty acids might not be as bad as people think.

Results for 10 August 2016

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightHow long do we treat the critically ill?

    August 10, 2016

    Researchers are developing objective measures to determine whether critically ill cancer patients can benefit from intensive care.

  • International Research HighlightReversing immune decline

    August 10, 2016

    Targeting a certain gene could help promote healthy aging.

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