King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a private research university located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. KAUST was founded in 2009 and focuses on graduate education and research, using English as the official language of instruction. It offers programs in Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering; and Physical Science and Engineering. It was announced in 2013 that KAUST had one of the fastest growing research and citation records in the world.

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https://www.kaust.edu.sa/en
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Medical research

Disease severity linked to N protein of SARS-CoV-2

A multicenter collaboration tracking the spread and evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Saudi Arabia has identified mutations in the virus's N protein associated with increased viral loads in COVID-19 patients. The study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus testing made quick and easy

A new rapid coronavirus test developed by KAUST scientists can deliver highly accurate results in less than 15 minutes.

Medical research

Enzymatic danse macabre of lung cancer

A chromatin-regulating enzyme has been shown by in-depth interdisciplinary investigations to be a key driver of a common type of lung cancer. Drugs that target the enzyme could improve treatment and survival rates for this ...

Medical research

CovMT: Tracking virus mutations across the world

A SARS-CoV-2 tracker uses publicly available sequencing data to show how the virus is changing and spreading over time. The tracker, called CovMT, was developed at KAUST and is expected to help researchers and policymakers ...

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