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2012-05-09 04:20:03

Singapore, May 9, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have developed a miniaturized biochip for investigating the effect of drugs on cancer stem cells (CSCs).Published recently in Nano Today, this new technology could boost the development of more effective cancer drugs.In a tumor, CSCs form a small and distinct class of cancer cells that are more resistant to...

2012-04-23 03:13:37

Singapore, Apr 20, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Could engineered human stem cells hold the key to cancer survival? Scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have discovered that neural stem cellspossess the innate ability to target tumor cells outside the central nervous system. This finding, which was demonstrated successfully on breast cancer cells, was recently published in leading peer...

2011-04-04 13:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough in which new types of polymers were shown to physically detect and destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and infectious diseases like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) Discovered by applying...

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2009-04-16 09:12:15

Singapore scientists announced they have discovered a way to convert carbon dioxide into clean-burning methanol through a procedure that takes less energy than earlier efforts. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology scientists made known Thursday they took non-toxic organocatalysts to formulate ethanol, a biofuel used as industrial feedstock. Released in a statement, the institute said the team, headed by Yugen Zhang, utilized N-heterocyclic carbenes, or NHCs, an organocatalyst in...


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