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  1. 'Ghost snake' discovered in Madagascar

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers discovered a new snake species in Madagascar and named it 'ghost snake' for its pale grey coloration and elusiveness. The researchers named it Madagascarophis lolo, pronounced 'luu luu,' which ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  2. Gene mutations that lead to more aggressive colorectal cancer in African American patients discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists who last year identified new gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans, have now found that tumors with these mutations are highly aggressive and more likely to recur and metastasize. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  3. Unlocking the mystery on how plant leaves grow their teeth

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Plant biologists have discovered the key element, an EPFL2 peptide that is responsible for creating the teeth-like shapes on plant leaves. The zigzag edges of leaves, so-called leaf teeth, are important ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  4. Important signalling pathway for leukemia cells discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive form of blood cancer. A research group has now uncovered a new mechanism that enhances the viability of cancerous T-cells and promotes their reproduction. ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  5. X chromosome: The structure makes the difference

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    In male cells of the fruit fly Drosophila, the X chromosome is twice as active as in female cells. Researchers have now discovered how the enzyme responsible recognizes the chromosome. Posted: 2016-09-02 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  6. Immune cells as biomarkers for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have discovered that the number of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) is increased in the blood of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The higher the number of MDSC, the ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  7. Mechanism tied to plant height discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Dwarfed plants add color and a diversity of architectures to landscapes and gardens, and a university undergraduate class discovered a key mechanism that leads to their small stature. Posted: 2016-08-08 ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  8. New chili pathogens discovered in Australia

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists have identified four new pathogens previously not found in Australian chilies, raising the stakes for the country's quarantine and disease resistance efforts. Posted: 2016-08-08 15:58:3
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  9. Researchers have discovered a mechanism that allows cancer to survive without glucose

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    New research provides important clues that might help understand the resistance to drugs that 'starve' tumors, and also how cancer cells manage to survive in the center of the tumor mass, where barely ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  10. Scientific serendipity yields new neuron type in mouse retina

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    In the retina of mice, a new type of neuron that falls outside century-old classifications has been discovered. The new cell acts like one class of neurons but anatomically resembles another. It is not ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  11. Thyroid tumor: It takes two to tango

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Autonomous adenomas are the most common benign tumors of the thyroid gland. Mutations in two genes account for around 70 percent of the cases. Scientists have now discovered another key trigger. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  12. Contamination from marine mammals may hamper recovery of California condors

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Biologists have discovered high levels of pesticides and other contaminants from marine mammals in the tissues of endangered California condors living near the coast that they say could complicate recovery ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  13. Newly discovered material property may lead to high temp superconductivity

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have discovered an unusual property of purple bronze that may point to new ways to achieve high temperature superconductivity. Posted: 2016-07-23 01:22:51 ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  14. How rope was made 40,000 years ago

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... in the contexts of Ice Age art, but on the whole almost nothing is known about string, rope and textiles form the Paleolithic. Researchers have now discovered a tool used to make early rope. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  15. Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, new research suggests. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  16. Solving a plant-based Rubik's cube puzzle

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A key 'twist' in a Rubik's cube-like plant puzzle has been discovered by scientists. This find could pave the way to new, or more effective pharmaceuticals, they say. Posted: 2016-07-15 15:27:08 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  17. How new HIV drugs lock virus in immaturity

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new type of HIV drug currently being tested works in an unusual way, scientists have found. They also discovered that when the virus became resistant to early versions of these drugs, it did not do so ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  18. Key to regulating cell's powerhouse discovered

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Aging, neurodegenerative disorders and metabolic disease are all linked to mitochondria, structures within our cells that generate chemical energy and maintain their own DNA. In a fundamental discovery ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  19. Genetic roots of insect's waterproof coating could lead to innovative pest control

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists may have discovered a new and effective way to control insect pests that are a threat to agriculture and humans. Researchers have identified a gene in vinegar flies responsible for the insect's ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  20. Modifications to protein RUNX3 may promote cancer growth

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A modification called phosphorylation made to a protein called RUNX3 may promote cancer progression by allowing cell division, scientists have discovered. The phosphorylation, or the addition of a phosphate ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
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