Archive

  • Articles listed by date

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.

Results for 13 July 2017

Results for 10 July 2017

Results for 9 July 2017

  • 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.

Results for 24 June 2017

Results for 22 June 2017

Results for 18 June 2017

Results for 11 June 2017

Results for 10 June 2017

  • 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.

Results for 9 June 2017

  • International Research HighlightWidening the net

    June 9, 2017

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

Results for 7 June 2017

Results for 4 June 2017

Results for 10 May 2017

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.

Results for 28 February 2017

Results for 26 February 2017

Results for 15 January 2017

  • 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.

Results for 14 January 2017

Results for 10 January 2017

Results for 9 January 2017

Results for 4 January 2017

Results for 1 January 2017

  • 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.

Results for 20 December 2016

Results for 16 December 2016

  • 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.

Results for 29 November 2016

Results for 22 November 2016

Results for 20 November 2016

Results for 14 November 2016

  • 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.

Results for 2 November 2016

  • International Research HighlightHow hepatitis C takes control

    November 2, 2016

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

Results for 1 November 2016

  • 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.

Results for 20 August 2016

Results for 17 August 2016

  • 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.

Results for 8 July 2016

Results for 1 July 2016

Results for 20 June 2016