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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...

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...

2012-12-14 18:20:01

R&D raises the competitiveness of the Singapore economy and drives productivity and growthSingapore, Dec 14, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore's gross expenditure on R&D (GERD)[1] recorded a new high of S$7.4 billion in 2011, according to the National Survey of R&D, 2011, produced by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). It was a 14.8% growth from S$6.5 billion in 2010.The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of GERD from 2002 to 2011 was 9.1%. This reflects...

2012-07-16 04:20:06

Singapore, July 16, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), in collaboration with Newcastle University, UK, the Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences and clinicians from multiple hospitals in Singapore, have identified a new subset of dendritic cells (DCs) in human peripheral tissue which have a critical role in activating our immune response against harmful pathogens. This research will have significant impact on the design of vaccines and other...

2012-05-29 04:20:03

Licence agreement signed between local SME, AITbiotech and A*STAR to market the test kit will directly benefit public healthcare sector in the fight against infectious diseases.Singapore, May 29, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - The close collaboration between scientists from the Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC) under the Agency for Science and Technology Research (A*STAR) and clinicians from Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) has enabled the successful development of the most comprehensive and rapid...

2012-05-14 08:20:01

Singapore, May 14, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), in collaboration with doctors and scientists in Jordan, Turkey, Switzerland and USA, have identified the genetic cause of a birth defect known as Hamamy syndrome[1]. Their groundbreaking findings were published on May 13th in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics. The work lends new insights into common ailments such as heart disease, osteoporosis, blood disorders and possibly...

2012-03-07 04:20:01

3D Chip Packaging Expected to be a Major Inflection Point for the Semiconductor Industry, Allowing Smaller Packages, Lower Power Consumption and Higher Data BandwidthSingapore, Mar 7, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Applied Materials Inc., the global leader in providing manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries, and the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a world-renowned research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and...

2012-03-01 04:20:01

New Link Between Polyamine Levels and Embryonic Stem Cell State Provides Deeper Understanding of Embryonic Stem Cell RegulationSingapore, Mar 1, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR scientists have for the first time, identified that precise regulation of polyamine levels is critical for embryonic stem cell (ESC) self-renewal - the ability of ESCs to divide indefinitely - and directed differentiation. This paper is crucial for better understanding of ESC regulation and was published in the journal...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.