Latest CDA Stories

Click on the stories below to read about our research in local and international news outlets.

14 October, 2021

Protecting the date palm for future prosperity

Modern research and technology are being used at KAUST to protect this very ancient crop.

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20 June, 2021

Keeping a vigilant watch on SARS-CoV-2

New lateral flow test Vigilant is cheaper, easier to use and as reliable as the current gold standard PCR test for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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17 June, 2021

KAUST CDA and MEWA Kick off Saudi Native Genome Project

Pilot research project samples desert species to combat desertification and promote biodiversity

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27 January, 2021

KAUST Startups to Watch in 2021

Examples of entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia innovating to solve problems, better our world, and promote sustainability.

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03 November, 2020

For quick COVID-19 testing, iSCAN can

A new test kit could enable quick and effective COVID-19 tests for people arriving at airports.

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03 November, 2020

Groundbreaking AgriTech on campus

AgriTech startup Red Sea Farms thinks it has a sustainable, organic, and pesticide-free solution. Co-founders, Mark Tester and Ryan Lefers, have developed greenhouse technology that allows for the growing of crops on marginal land, using a fraction of the freshwater normally required.

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15 October, 2020

KAUST Startups Set to Take World Stage at EWC Finals

For the second year in a row, KAUST has partnered with Misk Foundation to present the 2020 Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC).

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29 September, 2020

Genetic gains for better grains

A nutritious millet crop grown mainly in West Africa could be genetically improved for large-scale agriculture in Saudi Arabia.

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