KAUST Discovery

Research Highlights

KAUST Discovery highlights the most exciting research taking place at the different research centers in KAUST. 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 research happening at KAUST.

February 26, 2017

Blind matchmaking for more efficient wireless networks

Anonymously pairing network users could expand the capability of the next generation of wireless networks

A safe sweep of weather data

A statistical technique for automatically cleaning erroneous data from weather-balloon observations will improve the accuracy of weather forecasting.

February 22, 2017

First detection of an artemisinin-resistant malaria parasite contracted in Africa

Africa now joins Southeast Asia in hosting parasites partially resistant to the first-line antimalaria drug, artemisinin.

February 20, 2017

High-sensitivity cameras reveal the atomic structure of metal-organic frameworks

Highly sensitive electron cameras allow researchers to see the atomic structure of metal-organic frameworks.

February 19, 2017

Valley polarization gets a magnetic boost

Access to valley-polarized charge carriers by magnetic doping could transform electronics.

Gene sequences reveal secrets of symbiosis 

Genome sequences of dinoflagellate algae indicate how they maintain their symbiotic relationship with corals.

February 12, 2017

Tracking superbugs for antibiotic resistance

An antibiotic resistant strain of bacteria found circulating in Jeddah’s municipal wastewater could have severe implications for public health.

Better biosensors on edge

Inscribing porous, carbonized patterns into a polymer creates sensitive electrodes that detect biological molecules.

February 10, 2017

A warm relationship between corals and bacteria

The close association between corals and bacteria may help protect coral from heat stress and bleaching.

February 8, 2017

Quinoa—quest to feed the world

The high-quality sequencing of a quinoa genome brings new potential for global food security.