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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...

2014-01-09 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...

2013-12-05 12:20:01

This unusual discovery could aid cardiac repair and provide new therapies to common heart diseases and hypertensionSingapore, Dec 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology (IMCB) have identified a gene encoding a hormone that could potentially be used as a therapeutic molecule to treat heart diseases. The hormone - which they have chosen to name ELABELA - is only 32 amino-acids...

2013-11-08 04:20:03

This discovery could eradicate cancers more effectively and prevent relapsesSingapore, Nov 8, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR have discovered an enzyme, Wip1 phosphatase, as a potential target to weed out the progression of cancer. Although studies in the past have revealed that this enzyme plays a critical role in regulating the budding of tumours, scientists have for the first time unearthed a mechanism for its mode of action.The research was conducted...

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...

2013-08-06 04:20:03

Singapore, Aug 6, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - A team of scientists led by Associate Professor Zeng Qi(1) from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered a new biomarker which will help physicians predict how well cancer patients respond to cancer drugs. Having the means to identify patients who are most likely to benefit from currently available cancer drugs not only reduces substantially the healthcare cost for the patient, it could mean saving precious lives by...

2013-04-18 00:20:05

An international team of researchers join forces to decode the genome of the once-thought-to-be-extinct African coelacanthSingapore, Apr 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - An enigmatic prehistoric fish has brought scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) together with researchers from all over the world to crack its genomic code. Findings from the study are providing new insights into the evolutionary history of the African coelacanth (Figure 1)(1) and possible clues as...

2012-12-03 14:20:01

A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology and the British High Commission jointly host a symposium this week to encourage partnerships between UK and Singapore skin biology scientistsSingapore, Dec 3, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - More than 150 scientists from academia, industry and the clinical community in Singapore and the United Kingdom are gathering at Biopolis this week. They will meet to exchange ideas and discuss the latest cutting-edge skin research on wound healing, skin cancer and stem cell...

2012-11-21 06:20:29

This discovery holds the potential to reduce healthcare costs for many common inflammatory diseases such as cancer and diabetesSingapore, Nov 21, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR scientists have identified the enzyme, telomerase, as a cause of chronic inflammation in human cancers. Chronic inflammation is now recognized as a key underlying cause for the development of many human cancers, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. This enzyme,...

2012-11-15 18:20:01

Dr Bruno Reversade first scientist outside of Europe to win prestigious European awardSingapore, Nov 15, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr Bruno Reversade from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) is the first scientist based outside Europe to be awarded the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigatorship. The EMBO Young Investigator Programme (YIP) recognizes the most outstanding and promising young independent scientists leading their first labs in Europe...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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