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2014-02-13 00:20:12

The collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur aims to study the loss of immunity and consequent reduced responsiveness to vaccination in elderly.Singapore, Feb 13, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) signed a three-year partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS), National University Hospital (NUH) and Sanofi Pasteur to embark on a Phase IV clinical trial to understand age-related loss of immunity, known as immunosenescence, in elderly.Declining birth...

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,...

2013-10-10 08:20:02

S$148 million centre to study the role of nutrition and early development in health and disease in AsiaSingapore, Oct 10, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The National University of Singapore (NUS) and A*STAR will be jointly establishing the S$148 million Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development (SiNMeD). This collaboration between the NUS's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) and A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical...

2012-12-13 06:20:04

This discovery may potentially cure patients of multiple myelomaSingapore, Dec 13, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore scientists have identified FAIM, a molecule that typically prevents cell death, as a potential biomarker to identify an incurable form of cancer in the bone marrow. Patients with this form of cancer usually do not get cured with current standard treatments such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, with an average survival of only about four years. FAIM could thus be a...

2012-09-03 08:20:01

Singapore, Sept 3, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people. PACG affects 15 million people worldwide, 80% of whom live in Asia.The discovery, published in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature Genetics, on 26 August 2012, was conducted collaboratively by scientists from the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI)/Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC),...

2012-02-07 08:20:00

JERUSALEM, February 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: ORMP.OB) (http://www.oramed.com), a developer of oral delivery systems, announced today that Dr Miriam Kidron, Oramed's Chief Medical and Technology Officer, will be delivering a lecture at the National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore. The lecture is entitled: "From Discovery to Clinic - New Oral Anti-Diabetes Drug(s)". The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2012 and is being...

2009-11-09 16:23:40

Asian phenotype to be explored Three Singapore biomedical institutions have launched a major, long-term study of pregnant mothers and their fetuses as well as infant children to determine just how profoundly environmental factors early in life influence the onset of diseases such as obesity and diabetes in later years. The new research program, inspired by research evidence showing that the environment in which a baby is conceived, born and grows up determines the child's growth and...

2008-08-15 03:00:33

SINGAPORE, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca today announced an innovative new partnership with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and the National University Hospital (NUH) to develop anti-cancer compounds. The collaboration, which is spelt out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed today, aims to further build AstraZeneca's drug development capabilities in Asia and ultimately speed up access to new medicines of potential benefit to patients with...