Results for Therapeutics

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightNix the mix

    August 4, 2020

    Vitamin D testing does not require the mixing of samples, a finding that could save lab technicians time and effort.

  • International Research HighlightSupercharged immune cells to fight lymphoma

    July 7, 2020

    An immunotherapy approach, based on adapting a patient’s immune cells to tackle specific cancer cells, shows promise against rare lymphoma.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightThe battle of the diagnostics

    May 24, 2020

    New study compares CT scans with MRIs for cervical spine injury detection in unconscious paediatric patients

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightDiagnostics: Nix the mix

    May 4, 2020

    Vitamin D testing does not require the mixing of samples, a finding that could save lab technicians time and effort.

  • International Research HighlightA mother’s protective gift to pre-term babies

    March 10, 2020

    Preterm babies have a similar arsenal of maternal antibodies to those of full-term babies, suggesting that their higher infection risk is due to other factors. 

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightLaying bare the skeleton foundations

    February 16, 2020

    New research concludes that the proper organization of the cell skeleton during bone cell formation is regulated by TGFβ1, a key growth factor

  • FeatureSeeking cures for Alzheimer’s disease

    February 9, 2020

    Advances in Alzheimer’s research over the past few years are increasing hopes of finding more effective treatments, while implicating bacteria as a possible cause

  • International Research HighlightBirth weight estimates updated

    January 23, 2020

    New research provides more accurate charts for assessing birth weight based on updated information to identify need for infant care

  • International Research HighlightA rocking good sleep

    January 12, 2020

    Study reveals that the gentle rocking motion that soothes children to sleep works just as well for adults, and also keeps their memory strong.  

  • International Research HighlightWearing diabetes care lightly

    December 30, 2019

    A new wearable, flexible nanosensor could help monitor glucose levels without the need for blood tests 

  • FeatureA smart way to beat the heat

    December 22, 2019

    KAIMRC researchers develop a system that can regulate body temperature in real time to help treat heatstroke patients.

  • KAIMRC Research HighlightCurbing excessive antimicrobial use 

    November 20, 2019

    High levels of antibiotic use in intensive care units across Saudi Arabia are exacerbating the antibiotic resistance problem.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 HighlightRunning sensors on patient power

    October 8, 2017

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International Research HighlightSilkworms’ sweet success

    August 14, 2016

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

  • 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 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.