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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...

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...

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...

2012-11-09 14:20:01

- Stratified medicine programme: deliver the right therapy to the right patient at the right time- Eye research: new clinical therapies to cure major eye diseases like glaucoma, corneal disease.Singapore, Nov 9, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore announces 8 biomedical sciences research programmes to advance understanding and treatment of diseases especially prevalent amongst the Asian population. These programmes will see biomedical scientists and clinicians working collaboratively to bring...

2012-11-06 06:20:06

Singapore, Nov 6, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - In a latest boost to A*STAR's collaborations with the industry, Dr Bing LIM, Associate Director of Cancer Stem Cell Biology, and Senior Group Leader at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), was recently awarded a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) grant under the Academic Centre of Excellence(1) (ACE) to further his research on lung cancer at the GIS.This partnership between GIS and GSK, a multinational pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer...

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...

2012-07-04 04:20:03

Singapore, July 4, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR scientists from the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) and the Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC) have discovered a new signalling pathway that controls both obesity and atherosclerosis. The team demonstrated, for the first time, that mice deficient in the Wip1 gene were resistant to weight gain and atherosclerosis via regulation of the Ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene (ATM) and its downstream signalling molecule mTor. These...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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