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  • Lego-like electronics

    Researchers present a new etching technique that combines a soft and hard mask in a single entity. 

    14 February 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.34

  • Save and grow

    Water scarcity and depleted soils are forcing the region to find sustainable ways to make use of its vast wastelands and water from the sea.

    9 February 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.28

  • Making best use of a tolerant crop

    The complexity of quinoa’s genome brings the promise of improving and expanding crops in hostile environments previously unfit for agriculture.

    9 February 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.29

  • Urban living is starving the fertile land

    Increased urbanization of Egypt’s agricultural lands is damaging agricultural production, a new study warns.

    9 February 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.30

  • Solutions in salt

    Off the the western coast of the United Arab Emirates is a unique facility that aims to find new ways to help address the region’s food and energy demands.

    9 February 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.31

  • A bittersweet crop

    Quinoa is a promising crop packed in a bitter shell, but can this super food become a staple in this region?

    9 February 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.32

  • Trapping carbon dioxide

    Scientists develop materials for selectively trapping CO2 that can be regenerated easily when fouled.

    2 February 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.27

  • Nerve cells that go the distance

    Newly discovered direction and distance nerve cells in the brains of Egyptian fruit bats could help scientists understand how the brain conducts complex computations and why Alzheimer’s patients are often spatially disoriented. 

    30 January 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.26

  • Wind, sand and speculation

    The shamal of 2015 was down to hot dry weather and unusual easterly wind patterns, not war in Syria. But is this a sign of things to come?

    28 January 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.25

  • The aging brain

    Highlighting the link between aging, and changes to cell-type-specific genes.

    24 January 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.21

  • Designable Semiconductors

    Researchers investigate properties useful for rational design of semiconductors.

    16 January 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.20

  • Location, location, location

    Spatial patterning is significant in the development of neural diversity, investigation into fruit fly optic lobes shows.

    15 January 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.19

  • Will the songbirds keep singing?

    By the end of the century birds migrating farthest south for winter will find it hard to find food.

    11 January 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.1

  • Probing Hepatitis C with gold

    Egyptian scientists develop affordable diagnostic technology of gold nanoparticles which uses HCV’s genomic signature.

    30 December 2016; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2016.225

  • New gene linked to autism

    Scientists zero in on harmful genetic mutations that trigger autism.

    15 December 2016; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2016.222

  • A collision of the best of East and West

    Award-winning Moroccan nuclear physicist Rajaâ El Moursli talks to Nature Middle East about her pursuit of excellence in her home country and the elusive “God particle” abroad.

    13 December 2016; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2016.217

  • Bridging the gap between academia and business

    Hoping to build a bridge between academia and business, a professor of chemistry at the American University in Cairo (AUC) has created a spin-off company specialized in novel diagnostics, the first of its kind in Egypt.

    13 December 2016; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2016.218

  • Turning tradition on its head

    Ramy Karam Aziz is causing ripples in his circles through unorthodox mentorship methods. But is bucking the trend bearing fruit?

    13 December 2016; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2016.219

  • World AIDS Day: The fight is still on

    On this World AIDS Day, the Arab world has to remember that despite having a low prevalence of HIV and AIDS, prevention efforts need to be dramatically scaled up.

    1 December 2016; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2016.215

  • A constitution not at peace with science

    Egypt's courts are today scheduled to rule on the legality of the committee which produced a new draft constitution. Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb believes adopting this draft would be a setback for education and science and calls for the committee to be replaced.

    23 October 2012; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2012.151

  • Nature Arabic Edition launches

    News, comments and summaries of all research published in Nature can now be read in Arabic in the new Nature Arabic Edition.

    18 October 2012; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2012.149

  • Reversing the brain drain: a Lebanese model

    A country's efforts to keep doctors and biomedical scientists after they qualify often fail owing to a lack of a clear strategy. Mohamed H. Sayegh and Kamal F. Badr argue they have developed a model in Lebanon, one which could be scaled up and implemented elsewhere.

    4 October 2012; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2012.143

  • A university professor becomes Egypt's president

    Egypt's scientific community is hoping for a renaissance based on engineering and technology, ushered in by the election as president of an engineer with an academic background in material science.

    25 June 2012; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2012.90

  • Affordable fossil fuel: a human right?

    While fossil fuel subsidies in Egypt are now making energy affordable to people, the large expenditure cost makes them unsustainable, and it is time for them to go, argues Lama El Hatow. The Egyptian government does not need to look afar for examples on how best to do it.

    22 June 2012; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2012.89

  • Save the deserts

    As governments and conservationist gather for the Rio Earth summit 2012, desert conservationists are calling on governments to stop neglecting desert ecosystems. Sarah Durant, a conservation biologist at the Zoological Society of London working to save the Saharan cheetah, explains what she found in the deserts of Africa and what needs to be done to help save them.

    14 June 2012; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2012.85