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Researchers can now tell who will be depressed, or not, in response to stressors

Two people, with similar circumstances, can experience the same stressor – death, trauma or even bankruptcy – and one could go on to develop depression while the other  would weather the crisis and come out unharmed. What makes the difference between one and the other? Why do some function normally following a crisis, or are more resilient, while others become emotionally crippled by it?  Read more

KAUST academics: Institution pushing the envelope through education, not protests

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is between a rock and a hard place – asked to condemn the flogging of a Saudi blogger, perhaps try to influence the sentence, in a country that doesn’t forgive opposition, and shuns dissenters.  Read more

“Revolutionary” type 2 diabetes therapy to be released soon

"Revolutionary" type 2 diabetes therapy to be released soon

A new class of diabetes therapy, soon to be available on the markets, including in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, is the first to target the kidney, say experts, and is hailed as “revolutionary” by Boehringer Ingelheim, the pharmaceutical producing it.  Read more

Nobel laureates urge KAUST to openly decry harsh punishment of Saudi blogger

A group of 18 Nobel Laureates, “friends of KAUST,” Saudi Arabia’s foremost research institution, pleaded with the countries’ leading academics in an open letter to stand up against oppression of free thought; more precisely to openly decry the public flogging of blogger Raif Badawi.  Read more