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2014-04-08 00:21:41

SINGAPORE, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NMC officially opened its liquid flow metrology lab to strengthen measurement quality for key industries. NMC also announced an RCA with Mogas Flow Lab (MFL) to establish a R&D lab to develop bunker fuel-based Primary Liquid Flow Standard and a Heavy Hydrocarbon Calibration Rig (HHCR). MFL is investing approximately S$20m for the building of the R&D lab, HHCR and associated facilities. A*STAR's National Metrology Centre...

2014-03-20 04:20:02

The DIY finger-prick technique opens door for extensive stem cell bankingSingapore, 3/20 - Above: Schematic on finger-prick blood isolation and treatment for cellular reprogramming (Image from Loh Yuin Han, Jonathan, IMCB); Down: Marker staining of hiPSCs (Image from Loh Yuin Han, Jonathan, IMCB)Singapore, Mar 20, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from...

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...

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...

2014-02-13 00:20:12

The collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur aims to study the loss of immunity and consequent reduced responsiveness to vaccination in elderly.Singapore, Feb 13, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) signed a three-year partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS), National University Hospital (NUH) and Sanofi Pasteur to embark on a Phase IV clinical trial to understand age-related loss of immunity, known as immunosenescence, in elderly.Declining birth...

2014-02-11 20:20:02

Glycomics an emerging field with implications for understanding and treating human diseasesSingapore, Feb 12, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute (BTI) today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI) and Chungnam National University's Graduate School of Analytics Science and Technology (GRAST) to advance collaboration between Singapore and South Korea in the field of glycomics in Asia. The agreements were signed by the...

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 00:20:09

Source: A*STARSingapore to be hub in Asia for nutritional sciences with state-of-the-art Clinical Nutrition Research CentreSingapore, Jan 29 - Asia's first under-one-roof Nutritional Research Centre is set up in Singapore. CNRC will also conduct studies in research areas such as nutrition in women, children and the elderly, and body weight control.Singapore, Jan 29, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The Clinical Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC) - a $20 million joint-venture by the Agency for Science,...

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...

2014-01-09 00:20:05

Source: A*STARA*STAR-led international consortium completely decodes the first shark-familymember genomeSingapore, Jan 9, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) led an international team of researchers that sequenced and analysed the genome of the elephant shark. A comparison of the elephant shark genome with human and other vertebrate genomes revealed why the skeleton of sharks consists entirely of cartilage instead of bones. The...