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Impact Case Study | 8 May 2019

Materials imaging: Dyeing to see a difference

Scientists have developed a fluorescence imaging-based method for characterizing the chemical diversity within a metal–organic framework

Impact Case Study | 17 April 2019

Genetic study uncovers Ehlers-Danlos syndrome mutation

Scientists find links between a rare connective tissue disorder and mutations in a wound-healing gene called AEBP1.

Impact Case Study | 2 April 2019

A desert harvest

An energy efficient method for collecting vapour in arid environments could bring relief to regions in drought.

Impact Case Study | 17 March 2019

No sweat: Biosensors for easier testing

Biosensors could soon be attached to wearable items, such as contact lenses and smart watches, to measure sugar levels in sweat, tears and saliva. 

Impact Case Study | 3 March 2019

Shedding light on perovskite solar cell materials

Studies identify photovoltaic technologies with high efficiency, low cost and long stability.

Impact Case Study | 26 February 2019

Unlocking the origin of a severe neurological disorder

Gene sequencing brings the origin of a fatal neurological genetic disease to light.

Impact Case Study | 17 February 2019

Extracting water from thin air

New synthetic crystals could offer those living in deserts a cost effective and efficient way to extract water from the air.

Impact Case Study | 23 September 2018

Camels susceptible to MERS-CoV re-infection

A nine-month assessment of MERS infection in camels could inform vaccination strategies.

Impact Case Study | 22 September 2018

Plastics combine forces to create super-polymer

Glass fibre reinforcement helps bring together two household plastics to form a tough new composite material.

Impact Case Study | 21 September 2018

Selecting ions for better solar cells

Switching the ions in perovskites can significantly influence their performance in solar cells.

Impact Case Study | 20 September 2018

Uncovering the elusive causes of fetal death

Molecular autopsy reveals gene variants not previously associated with pregnancy loss and diseases. 

Impact Case Study | 19 September 2018

DNA holds new hope for MERS vaccine

Genetic material expressing the virus’ spikes induces the production of broadly neutralizing antibodies in mice.

Impact Case Study | 16 September 2018

A force to reckon with

Synthetic molecular springs recover from stretching and warping with a speed and force that rivals naturally evolved proteins.

Impact Case Study | 15 September 2018

Mechanisms explain heart protection of diabetes drug

A type II diabetes drug alters molecular pathways, explaining why it also protects against cardiovascular disease.

Impact Case Study | 12 September 2018

Uncovering autism genetics in Arabs

Saudi Human Genome Project discovers mutations linked to autism in Saudi families.

Impact Case Study | 10 September 2018

Setting standards for next-generation solar power

As revolutionary perovskite solar cells near commercial readiness, researchers are increasing efforts to assess their stability.

Impact Case Study | 19 June 2018

Loss of cellular ‘caretakers’ causes fatal infant brain disorder

A rare genetic mutation undermines brain development and function by blocking brain cell communication.

Impact Case Study | 18 June 2018

The fourth culprit for Larsen Syndrome

Saudi scientists identify a new gene implicated in the complex musculo-skeletal and eye condition known as Larsen syndrome.

Impact Case Study | 16 June 2018

Unlocking a game-changing future for crude oil

Splitting hydrocarbons into hydrogen and carbon offers a way to exploit the energy available from crude oil without releasing carbon dioxide.

Impact Case Study | 15 June 2018

The future is clear for gas storage solutions

Producing metal-organic frameworks as glasses offers new possibilities for exploiting their impressive gas storage, separation and catalytic properties.

Impact Case Study | 13 June 2018

Hot on the trail of bone cancer recurrence

Loading a component of chilli peppers on to a scaffold for bone repair could help prevent the recurrence of bone cancer.

Impact Case Study | 10 June 2018

The liver’s role in malaria survival

Researchers are trying to understand how vaccine-driven chemical modifications of liver DNA help mice recover from malaria.

Impact Case Study | 15 February 2018

Building a molecular lasso

A synthetic molecule with a loop and tail forms a reversibly switching molecular lasso with potential uses in nanoscale applications.

Impact Case Study | 29 November 2017

Layered LEDs show promise

Improved LEDs could lead to more efficient solar cells.

Impact Case Study | 28 November 2017

An eco-friendly pesticides sponge 

A new porous material can hold and slowly release chemicals; a property that can reduce the detrimental effects of pesticides.