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29 May 2015
Researchers in Singapore have developed fibre-based “optofluidic” sensors for measuring the properties of tiny amounts of fluid. The innovation increases the sensitivity of measurements and makes it less expensive for researchers and clinicians to study the properties of fluids.
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27 May 2015
A biosensor capable of sensitively detecting influenza viruses has potential for improving clinical diagnosis of Influenza A.
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27 May 2015
Sing-a-long software developed at A*STAR brings sweet melody to any cacophonous cry.
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27 May 2015
Experiments show that the careful choice of witnesses makes it easier to detect entangled quantum states.
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27 May 2015
A*STAR researchers are extracting useful information from billions of social media posts to support businesses, governments and healthcare professionals.
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26 May 2015
An electronic payment system developed in Singapore will protect the privacy of customers recharging their electric vehicles.
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25 May 2015
Researchers in Singapore are developing a microclimatic modelling tool to prevent further deterioration of the country’s urban heat island phenomenon.
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20 May 2015
Researchers in Singapore are developing a microclimatic modelling tool to prevent further deterioration of the country’s urban heat island phenomenon.
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20 May 2015
A new process for cutting silicon wafers could streamline the production of smaller and more powerful microchips for electronic devices.
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20 May 2015
Researchers in Singapore are gaining further insight into how the mechanical environment of cells drives fundamental cellular processes such as motility, growth and survival. These processes are integral to many clinical challenges, from cancer prognosis to wound healing and skin repair.
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20 May 2015
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore is working with a Japanese multinational company to develop safer, anti-odour and anti-bacteria household products that eliminate the use of harmful biocides.
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20 May 2015
Researchers in Singapore have developed an ultrasensitive method to detect micro-RNAs: tiny molecules that can indicate the presence of tumours. They are applying the technology toward a non-invasive screening test for gastric cancer.
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14 May 2015
New material is 1,000 times more conductive than commercially available materials currently on the market.
13 May 2015
A biocompatible polymer selectively targets and lights up cancer tumors for a noninvasive imaging system
13 May 2015
An expression for droplet deformation promises to simplify calculations for a wide range of applications
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13 May 2015
A counterintuitive approach yields big benefits for high-dimensional, small-sized problems
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13 May 2015
Researchers realize highly confined transport of light energy over long distances using networks of gold nanoparticles
13 May 2015
Blocking the spliceosome delays the progression of lymphoma in mice
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15 Apr 2015
A simple method for creating high-quality two-dimensional materials could enable industrial-scale production
03 Apr 2015
A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore develops method to better identify genes involved in diseases
03 Apr 2015
Detailed experiments reveal the operational parameters for a promising thermo-magnetic data-storage technology
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03 Apr 2015
Calculations reveal how mixtures of different elements can control the thermal properties of nanowires
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03 Apr 2015
A polymeric material that changes its structure when immersed in salt water could help protect ships and marine structures
19 Mar 2015
Socially intelligent computers can turn difficult online negotiations into win−win situations through tactical information disclosure
19 Mar 2015
An oxide/carbon composite outperforms expensive platinum composites in oxygen chemical reactions for green energy devices
19 Mar 2015
A theoretical and experimental study could lead to improved catalysts for producing hydrogen fuel from waste biomass
19 Mar 2015
Singapore, March 18, 2015 – A new drug delivery system from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR that uses green tea to fight cancer has won the Grand Prize at The Crown Prince Creative, Innovative Product and Technological Advancement (CIPTA) Award 2015.
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12 Mar 2015
A cost-effective method uses fungi to convert palm oil waste to green products
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12 Mar 2015
Cheap, environmentally friendly solar cells are produced by minimizing disruptive surface layers
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12 Mar 2015
A laser-assisted fabrication process enables the processing of heat-resistant and crack-free materials

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Giants in history

Gloria Lim (born 1930) is a retired mycologist from Singapore who studied tropical fungi. Over the course of her career, Lim published 140 research papers, wrote several books on fungi and consulted for private companies and public sectors.