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2014-07-23 04:22:27

SINGAPORE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Public-Private Partnership to drive innovative solutions for complex micro chip manufacturing Four joint laboratories, representing a commitment of S$200m between private and public sectors, were launched today between A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics (IME), and its 10 industry partners. The Advanced Semiconductor Joint Labs will develop and advance semiconductor technologies for future electronics markets. The industry...

2014-03-05 04:20:05

SINGAPORE, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the fruitful past decade of UK-Singapore cooperation in scientific research and development, A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) officially launched a joint laboratory in Maritime and Offshore Engineering R&D today, to develop innovative technological solutions through modelling and simulation using high performance computing technology, aimed...

2014-02-10 04:20:11

SINGAPORE, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading aerospace company Airbus at the 3rd Aerospace Technology Leadership Forum today. The MoU signed between Airbus and A*STAR will facilitate collaboration in areas of mutual interest, including data analytics. A*STAR's extensive capabilities in data analytics solutions can be used for a wide array of...

2014-01-29 00:20:55

SINGAPORE and ZURICH, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Switzerland's Cytos Biotechnology AG today announced that their influenza vaccine (gH1-Qbeta) met its primary end point for immunogenicity (seroconversion based on haemaglutination inhibition titres according to FDA criteria) in the Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy Asian volunteers. The induced immune response showed good cross-reactivity to recent...

2014-01-22 04:20:03

Source: A*STARSingapore, Jan 22, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has entered into a research agreement with Nestle today to help boost the company's expansion in R&D in the country. This agreement signed by the two organisations will set the stage for cutting-edge research in areas including packaged food and beverages, food ingredients, nutrition, food manufacturing processes, food science and technology, as well as...

2013-10-16 08:20:02

- Biopolis puts Singapore on the scientific world map for biomedical research- Singapore's biomedical sciences strategy achieves Economic, Scientific and Healthcare ImpactSingapore, Oct 16, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore's Biopolis celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Within a decade, Biopolis has established a reputation as a world-class biomedical research hub and put Singapore on the scientific world map. The Biomedical Sciences (BMS) industry has also...

2013-05-17 00:20:09

The vaccine based on Cytos' Virus-Like Particle technology may open the door to accelerated production of influenza vaccines in SingaporeSingapore and Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland, May 17, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Switzerland's Cytos Biotechnology AG today announced that the first healthy volunteer has been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical trial with their H1N1 influenza vaccine candidate based on Cytos' proprietary...

2013-04-05 00:20:07

National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) honours Professor Alex Matter with esteemed award for groundbreaking cancer pill that gives leukaemia patients a new lease of life.Singapore, Apr 5, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Professor Alex Matter, Chief Executive Officer of A*STAR's Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC), has been awarded the 8th Annual Szent-Gyorgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) for his contributions to the development...

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...

2012-12-03 14:20:01

A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology and the British High Commission jointly host a symposium this week to encourage partnerships between UK and Singapore skin biology scientistsSingapore, Dec 3, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - More than 150 scientists from academia, industry and the clinical community in Singapore and the United Kingdom are gathering at Biopolis this week. They will meet to exchange ideas and discuss the latest cutting-edge skin research on wound healing, skin cancer and stem cell...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'