International Research Highlight

Understanding a neurological disease via the drugs that treat it

Novel antibacterial properties in existing multiple sclerosis treatments hint at a possible cause of the disease.

N/A

Chronic Diseases Research highlights

KAIMRC Innovations highlights the most exciting research taking place at the different research centers in KAIMRC. The research highlights are informative articles that cover breakthrough research and are accessible to the wider science community and a general audience interested in science. With regular weekly updates, this is the place to keep up with the best clinical and medical research happening at KAIMRC and around the world.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Keeping a close eye on diabetes complications

June 22, 2017

Survey highlights link between molecular markers and potential complications of type II diabetes.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Understanding the genetics of congenital heart defects

June 18, 2017

New evidence traces congenital heart defects to healthy parents.

Feature
Researchers 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.

International Research Highlight
Clamping 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.

International Research Highlight
Beta 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.

International Research Highlight
Concerns 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.

International Research Highlight
Radiolabeled peptides could monitor diabetes progression

January 9, 2017

Radioactive peptides effectively image insulin-producing cells, with potential to chart disease progression in diabetes.

International Research Highlight
Scrutinizing 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.

International Research Highlight
Obesity surgery can also resolve diabetes

November 22, 2016

Large-scale study shows bariatric surgery helps keep weight down and can resolve diabetes and hypertension.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Exploring 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.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Safeguarding diabetes patients in Ramadan

August 20, 2016

Millions of Muslims with diabetes are at risk if they fast during Ramadan without guidance.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Donating blood might improve diabetes

August 14, 2016

Recent research suggests giving blood may temporarily improve insulin production and glucose tolerance.

International Research Highlight
The hunt for dementia’s molecular triggers

August 14, 2016

Gender differences provide molecular clues for scientists seeking better ways to treat dementia.

International Research Highlight
New 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 Highlight
Autistic children could receive tailored treatment

August 14, 2016

A new method of identifying autism means the hope of earlier treatment for children.

International Research Highlight
Unmaking 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 Highlight
Making 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 Highlight
The truth about fatty acids

August 11, 2016

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

KAIMRC Research Highlight
More may not be better for the critically ill

August 10, 2016

Critically ill adults may do as well or better on fewer calories.

KAIMRC Research Highlight
Early fitness improves heart attack survival

August 10, 2016

Keeping fit early on can increase chances of survival from a heart attack later in life

MORE