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2014-03-18 00:20:22

First win for Singapore in annual GE Healthcare Life Sciences cell imaging competitionSingapore, 3/18 - Mouse spermatocyte[1] stained for two proteins - KASH-5 (red) and SCP3 (green) - and DNA (blue) illuminates understanding on fertilitySingapore, Mar 18, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Drs Graham Wright and Henning Horn from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) are the Asia-Pacific winners in the microscopy category at the 2013 GE Cell imaging competition. With over 23,000 votes cast by...

2013-03-08 00:20:07

Patients with diseases such as diabetes suffer from painful wounds that take a long time to heal making them more susceptible to infections that could even lead to amputations. A*STAR's discovery paves the way for therapeutics to improve healing of such chronic wounds, which are a significant burden to patients.Singapore, Mar 8, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) have identified a molecular "switch" that controls the migration of skin cells...

2012-06-12 00:20:02

Singapore, June 12, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A team of scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) together with clinicians from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a unique set of cells in the cervix that are the cause of human papillomaviruses (HPV) related cervical cancers. Significantly, the team also showed that these cells do not regenerate when excised. These findings have immense clinical implications in...

2012-04-30 00:20:05

Singapore, Apr 30, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists have discovered that they can dramatically increase the life span of mice with progeria (premature ageing disease) and heart disease (caused by Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy) by reducing levels of a protein called SUN1. This research was done by A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) in collaboration with their partners at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the United States and the Institute of Cellular...

2012-03-30 00:20:01

Study Finds Out that a Protein called TRIM28 Preserves 'Epigenetic Marks' on a Specific Set of Genes.Singapore, Mar 30, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - An international team led by scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein called TRIM28, normally present in the mother's egg, is essential right after fertilisation[1] to preserve certain chemical modificationsor 'epigenetic marks' on a specific set of genes. This newly published study paves the way for more...

2012-03-29 22:13:18

1.            An international team led by scientists at A*STAR´s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) discovered that a protein, called TRIM28, normally present in the mother´s egg, is essential right after fertilisation, to preserve certain chemical modifications or ℠epigenetic marks´ on a specific set of genes. This newly published study paves the way for more research to explore the role that epigenetics might play...

2011-01-24 16:02:07

Human model of rare genetic disease reveals new clues to ageing process 1.    Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) in Singapore and the University of Hong Kong's Department of Medicine have produced the world's first human cell model of progeria, a disease resulting in severe premature ageing in one in four to eight million children worldwide.  This model has allowed them to make new discoveries concerning the mechanism by which progeria works. Their...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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