COVID-19 has the capacity to worsen the mental health of children and their parents, says recently-published research. Justin Paget / Getty Images
The feature articles in KAIMRC Innovations offer a closer look at issues of science not just related to researchers, but also to the wider community. They offer a window into all the interesting things happening at KAIMRC, and also informs policymakers and society of the importance of science in transforming communities all around the world. With regular updates, this is the place to learn all about KAIMRC, its facilities and the people behind its pioneering work.
February 28, 2022
The pandemic has brought a newfound appreciation of the importance of mental health. Research from across the globe is now providing insights into its psychological toll.
February 21, 2022
Promoting and improving wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, while reducing the stigma of mental illness
January 30, 2022
New avenues are opening for better control of type 1 diabetes, with some now showing promise in clinical trials
December 23, 2021
Predicting a person’s risk of developing diabetes could save lives and conserve valuable medical resources for those in the greatest need
November 29, 2021
Studying how SARS-CoV-2 infections affect diabetic patients reveals a complex relationship between the virus and metabolic glucose.
October 25, 2021
Evidence is accumulating that depression and premature brain ageing are intimately linked.
September 27, 2021
At the core of a COVID-19 vaccine is a highly-adaptable technology with the potential to protect against a range of viruses.
September 1, 2021
What does the rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants that affect vaccine potency mean for the fight against COVID-19?
August 2, 2021
Scientists pinpoint a single molecular signalling pathway that could be used to reverse age-associated metabolic and immune dysfunction in mice.
June 28, 2021
An unprecedented international response by researchers, funders and regulators made it possible to develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time
May 31, 2021
KAIMRC is at the forefront of the nation’s fight against COVID-19 by ramping up coronavirus research, says Naif Alharbi, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading virologists.
April 26, 2021
Two studies find that genetic anomalies and autoimmune antibodies dampen the immune response in severely ill COVID-19 patients.
March 29, 2021
Specific studies assessing face masks and COVID-19 transmission are limited, but related scientific evidence suggests that even simple fabric masks can make a difference
February 22, 2021
Clinicians have tested a combination drug regimen that reduces the number of deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome by a third.
August 19, 2020
Early signs suggest that Saudi Arabians are willing to embrace and participate in the kingdom’s new human clinical trials programme.
June 1, 2020
A study on the use of smartphones in the Saudi healthcare system shows that while penetration rates are high, medical workers in the kingdom are reluctant to use mobiles for work purposes.
May 11, 2020
While the world waits for a vaccine, there are several treatment options being considered for use on COVID-19 patients.
April 29, 2020
Bombarded with news, advice, and pseudo-science presented as facts, it is time to debunk some of the misinformation around COVID-19
April 27, 2020
Egyptian anesthetist in London speaks about the realities of COVID-19 for health workers
April 1, 2020
KAIMRC is central to the kingdom’s efforts to slow COVID-19 as it builds on MERS research infrastructure and applies knowledge from previous coronavirus outbreaks
March 1, 2020
Gene-editing and stem cell therapy have emerged as promising approaches to the treatment of HIV/AIDS, but ideal recipients are rare
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
February 4, 2020
Replicating a gene linked to autism in a monkey model could shed light on its underpinnings.
January 5, 2020
The medical hub’s research into a single-dose vaccine for the lethal Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is promising, but more evaluation and trials are needed, scientists say.
December 22, 2019
KAIMRC researchers develop a system that can regulate body temperature in real time to help treat heatstroke patients.
November 3, 2019
Study shows obesity and iron-deficiency are common among young women in Riyadh.
October 8, 2019
Largest cohort study to date shows marginally increased cancer risk among IVF babies, but researchers say overall numbers very low
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.
August 26, 2019
KAIMRC’s new initiative stands to kickstart Saudi Arabia’s clinical trials economy, and find treatments for its people.
July 28, 2019
The latest global innovations in the study of disease
June 30, 2019
New electronic stretchable sensors can help alert burn victim and people using prosthetic limbs against dangers like fire.
February 11, 2019
Study boosts argument for cord blood screening to detect an enzyme defect in infants.
February 10, 2019
Activating a defence gene may reduce damage to cells involved in preeclampsia.
February 10, 2019
Researchers in France turn viruses against themselves by exploiting their ability to mutate and evolve rapidly.
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.
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.
June 11, 2017
A better understanding of the root causes of diabetes in Saudi Arabia could yield new therapeutic strategies.
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.
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.
June 20, 2016
A shift to a knowledge economy in Saudi Arabia is a necessity that holds much promise.