Archive Archive by date Archive by subject Archive by type Articles listed by date 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. Results for 3 October 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightTwenty new mutations implicated in rare genetic disease October 3, 2017 Study finds mutations in a rare inherited disease called pyroglutamic aciduria. Results for 1 October 2017 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. Results for 20 September 2017 International Research HighlightHope for restoring immune defenses in hepatitis September 20, 2017 Antioxidants might reverse changes in immune cells that allow hepatitis B virus to persist. Results for 10 September 2017 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. Results for 7 September 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightNew mutation linked to Leigh syndrome September 7, 2017 A new mutation causing Leigh syndrome has been detected in two newborns in Saudi Arabia. Results for 6 September 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightNanocarriers to light up and treat disease September 6, 2017 Cancer and other diseases could be diagnosed, treated and monitored by multi-tasking biodegradable nanoparticles. 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 International Research HighlightUnderstanding a neurological disease via the drugs that treat it July 13, 2017 Novel antibacterial properties in existing multiple sclerosis treatments hint at a possible cause of the disease. Results for 10 July 2017 International Research HighlightGene mutations linked to spread of colorectal cancer July 10, 2017 Test could identify colorectal cancer patients with most to gain from chemotherapy. 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 KAIMRC Research HighlightDNA circles help predict stem cell therapy outcomes June 24, 2017 DNA ringlets carried by immune cells could provide routine insight into the progress of stem-cell-based immunotherapy. Results for 22 June 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightKeeping a close eye on diabetes complications June 22, 2017 Survey highlights link between molecular markers and potential complications of type II diabetes. Results for 18 June 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightUnderstanding the genetics of congenital heart defects June 18, 2017 New evidence traces congenital heart defects to healthy parents. Results for 11 June 2017 FeatureResearchers take aim at Saudi Arabia’s diabetes crisis June 11, 2017 A better understanding of the root causes of diabetes in Saudi Arabia could yield new therapeutic strategies. 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 International Research HighlightRaising the bar for gene therapy tests June 7, 2017 Researchers develop a strategy to improve contamination detection in gene-doping tests. Results for 4 June 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightUnravelling the mysteries ofintellectual disorders June 4, 2017 DNA sequencing offers diagnoses and treatments for patients with unexplained intellectual disorders. Results for 10 May 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightCause found for rare amino acid disease May 10, 2017 A young Saudi girl’s metabolic disorder can be explained by a newly discovered gene mutation. 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 International Research HighlightBeta cell boost could replace insulin injections February 28, 2017 A strategy for deriving beta cells from patients with type I diabetes could transform disease treatment. Results for 26 February 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightMixed messages on wider effects of vaccines February 26, 2017 Vaccines against tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles may have effects on other aspects of health. 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 KAIMRC Research HighlightStrategy urged to tackle genetic disease January 14, 2017 A high rate of inherited metabolic disorders in Saudi Arabia is prompting calls for action. Results for 10 January 2017 KAIMRC Research HighlightSmart nanoparticles for cancer drug delivery January 10, 2017 Magneto-fluorescent nanoparticles successfully deliver anti-cancer drug to breast cancer cells. Results for 9 January 2017 International Research HighlightRadiolabeled peptides could monitor diabetes progression January 9, 2017 Radioactive peptides effectively image insulin-producing cells, with potential to chart disease progression in diabetes. Results for 4 January 2017 International Research HighlightPowerful tool invented to probe entire human proteome January 4, 2017 The technology could give the search for new drugs, especially for cancer and terminal diseases, a significant boost. KAIMRC Research HighlightAn anti-cancer molecule with a back-up plan January 4, 2017 Anti-cancer agent kills cells in two different ways, offering an effective avenue for treatment. 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 International Research HighlightChinese herbal remedies yield anti-cancer drug leads December 20, 2016 A shortlist of Chinese medicinal plants containing the most anti-cancer compounds could yield new drugs for patients. Results for 16 December 2016 KAIMRC Research HighlightPreventing flu in kidney transplant patients December 16, 2016 A flu shot may also benefit transplant patients under age 65. 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. International Research HighlightGo Mediterranean for cancer protection December 10, 2016 A Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by half in Italy. 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. International Research HighlightScrutinizing cellular bonds in heart failure patients December 6, 2016 Atomic force microscopy can help scientists identify which chronic heart failure patients are more likely to suffer complications. 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 International Research HighlightThe genetics of smoking behaviour and lung disease November 29, 2016 Samples reveal specific genetic signals that determine a person’s risk for tobacco addiction and lung damage from smoking. Results for 22 November 2016 KAIMRC Research HighlightExploring diabetes impact on teenagers and their families November 22, 2016 A multidisciplinary approach to treating teenage diabetics is needed to improve quality of life for patients and their families. International Research HighlightObesity surgery can also resolve diabetes November 22, 2016 Large-scale study shows bariatric surgery helps keep weight down and can resolve diabetes and hypertension. Results for 20 November 2016 KAIMRC Research HighlightAn attractive and abundant stem cell alternative November 20, 2016 Stem cells derived from the maternal side of the human placenta may find unique therapeutic applications given their special properties. 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 KAIMRC Research HighlightSafeguarding diabetes patients in Ramadan August 20, 2016 Millions of Muslims with diabetes are at risk if they fast during Ramadan without guidance. 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 HighlightAutistic children could receive tailored treatment August 14, 2016 A new method of identifying autism means the hope of earlier treatment for children. KAIMRC Research HighlightDonating blood might improve diabetes August 14, 2016 Recent research suggests giving blood may temporarily improve insulin production and glucose tolerance. 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 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 HighlightNew anticancer molecule promises improved therapy August 14, 2016 Chemotherapy without side effects, or the risk of relapse, could soon be possible. International Research HighlightThe hunt for dementia’s molecular triggers August 14, 2016 Gender differences provide molecular clues for scientists seeking better ways to treat dementia. 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. International Research HighlightFirst MERS autopsy yields ‘critical insights’ August 14, 2016 The world’s first autopsy of a patient with Middle East respiratory syndrome shows that the lungs are the infection’s main target. KAIMRC Research HighlightFanconi anaemia may be under-diagnosed in Saudi Arabia August 14, 2016 Genetic analysis of Saudi patients with Fanconi anaemia reveals new mutations and distinct patterns of mutation that may affect diagnosis. 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. 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. 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. 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 HighlightUnderstanding risks of consanguineous reproduction August 14, 2016 Saudi Arabia needs a widespread education program highlighting the genetic risks to children born as a result of marriage within families. 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. International Research HighlightThe metabolomics revolution August 14, 2016 Understanding the body’s metabolic profile is transforming drug discovery and personalized medicine. International Research HighlightHepatitis B poses lifetime cancer risk August 14, 2016 Clearance of active hepatitis B virus from the blood does not reduce the risk of liver cancer. 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 HighlightNew chemotherapy promising for breast cancer August 14, 2016 A trial for a new chemotherapy treatment has shown promising results for locally advanced breast cancer. 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 HighlightSilkworms’ sweet success August 14, 2016 Silkworms could point toward a new preventative therapy for type II diabetes. Results for 11 August 2016 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 HighlightDrug-carrying nanoparticles not reaching targets August 11, 2016 The targeted delivery of drug-carrying nanoparticles to solid tumours needs improvement before it can be effective in humans. 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 HighlightLatest technique delivers CRISPR gene screens August 11, 2016 A comparison of gene editing techniques reveals benefits of latest technology over conventional approach. 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 HighlightHow hepatitis C takes control August 11, 2016 The hepatitis virus commandeers key cellular machinery to keep itself safe. 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. International Research HighlightTracking the effects of therapeutic genes August 11, 2016 Targeted nanoparticles offer hope of better methods for tracking the effects of gene therapy. 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. Results for 10 August 2016 International Research HighlightReversing immune decline August 10, 2016 Targeting a certain gene could help promote healthy aging. 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. KAIMRC Research HighlightMolecular tool detects early-stage breast cancer August 10, 2016 A cheap, simple test shows potential for reducing uncertainty in the diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer. KAIMRC Research HighlightEarly fitness improves heart attack survival August 10, 2016 Keeping fit early on can increase chances of survival from a heart attack later in life KAIMRC Research HighlightMore may not be better for the critically ill August 10, 2016 Critically ill adults may do as well or better on fewer calories. Results for 8 July 2016 KAIMRC Research HighlightEliminating risk factors of heart attack July 8, 2016 Sex has no effect on increasing the risk of a major heart attack for patients with extensive coronary artery disease. Results for 1 July 2016 Editorial CornerWelcome from the Executive Director July 1, 2016 KAIMRC sets its eyes on becoming a regional leader in biomedical research. Results for 20 June 2016 FeatureA kingdom with a knowledge plan June 20, 2016 A shift to a knowledge economy in Saudi Arabia is a necessity that holds much promise.