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2012-08-02 08:20:01

Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) will partner companies to develop, prototype and conduct pilot large scale manufacturing of nanoimprinted materials with better performance and at potentially lower cost than current production methods.Singapore, Aug 2, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Fast, high-volume production of plastics with specially engineered surfaces will soon be available using a cheaper and simpler method. IMRE and its Industrial Consortium On...

2012-07-19 08:20:01

Singapore, July 19, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Professor Paola Castagnoli, Scientific Director of A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) has been conferred the honour of the "Order of the Star of Italy" (Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia). This is one of the highest civil honoursawarded by the President of the Italian Republic to Italians overseas and foreigners who have made outstanding contributions to the preservation and promotion of Italy's national prestige abroad. For her...

2012-07-17 08:20:01

Singapore, July 17, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR Chief Scientist, Professor Sir David Lane is the recipient of this year's Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognises his contribution to the pioneering research that led to the discovery of the p53, often called the 'guardian of the genome'.The p53 protein, which is mutated in more than 50 per cent of cancers, was first discovered in 1979 and since then Professor Lane has dedicated his career to understanding how it...

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...

2012-05-23 04:20:03

Innovative plastics offer improved performance and wider viewing angles over existing anti-reflective plastics in the market.Singapore, May 23, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and their commercial partners have developed a new plastic that reflects just 0.09 - 0.2% of the visible light hitting its surface. This matches or betters existing anti-reflective and anti-glare plastics in the market, which typically have...

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...

2011-11-18 04:20:01

Singapore, Nov 18, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Tablets are fast becoming the media device of choice nowadays for work and play, particularly with the advent of iPads and the Samsung Galaxy Tab into the mobile device market. With a volume of 19.5 million of media tablet sold in 2010, and the salesvolume is projected to reach over 200 million units by 2014 . As media tablets seem to be an emerging trend and continues its expansion into mass consumer market, there is a lot of potential to improve...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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