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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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21 March, 2021

Beneficial bacteria help wheat stand the heat

Coating crop seeds with bacteria found on a desert shrub boosts yields in hot fields.

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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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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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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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28 September, 2020

Copycat plant booster improves on nature

A molecular mimic designed to promote plant growth and limit witchweed infestation shows promise in initial trials.

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