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01 Dec 2014
Hub will leverage strategic public-public and public-private partnerships to accelerate market readiness of locally developed diagnostic products
01 Dec 2014
Companies in an A*STAR IMRE-led industry consortium will have access to new active packaging that protects perishables with a layered plastic that is not only extremely effective at keeping out oxygen and moisture, but extends the shelf-life of food by absorbing oxygen that may be present in packaging.
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25 Nov 2014
SIMTech invention can be used in an array of industries, and is critical for next generation ultra-precision systems
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19 Nov 2014
An agent-based model that analyzes commuters’ travel data will improve the Singapore rail experience
19 Nov 2014
Waste is reduced through the cheap and green development of a catalyst for the transformation of a commercially important functional group
19 Nov 2014
A fluorescent nanoprobe could become a universal, noninvasive method to identify and monitor tumors
11 Nov 2014
An international team of researchers has discovered that genes are linked to humans’ ability to resist typhoid fever. This finding is significant in helping to develop personalised therapies for sufferers of typhoid fever, based on an individual’s genetic code.
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05 Nov 2014
A combination of X-ray diffraction and computational techniques can determine unknown crystal structures in powder mixtures
05 Nov 2014
A multifunctional testing instrument helps improve production of laser-heated hard disk drives with enhanced storage capacities
05 Nov 2014
A long-lived catalyst facilitates the first steps toward a viable small-scale on-board hydrogen generator
23 Oct 2014
Miniature two-color barcodes have the potential to combat forgery and track cancerous cells
23 Oct 2014
A new technique for heat-assisted magnetic recording media promises improved writeability for next-generation hard drives
23 Oct 2014
Quantum effects in nanometer-scale metallic structures provide a platform for combining molecular electronics and plasmonics
08 Oct 2014
Surface chemistry controls the selective nucleation of crystal polymorphs of a pharmaceutical drug
08 Oct 2014
An optimized technique allows B cells to be transfected with extraneous DNA without the use of viruses
08 Oct 2014
Element-by-element tracking of laser processing reveals how metallic alloys reorganize during microscale laser melting processes
08 Oct 2014
A dry powder inhaler formulation provides excellent protection against pneumonia-causing bacteria
08 Oct 2014
Targeted nanoparticles that combine imaging with two different therapies could attack cancer and other conditions
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03 Oct 2014
Building on success of their previous collaboration, the two agencies will renew their research partnership for another three years with a focus on supporting projects in physical sciences
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02 Oct 2014
Singaporean politician Mr S Iswaran, Minister (Prime Minister’s Office), Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, visits local dry-cleaning and laundry specialist, Presto Drycleaners to witness how the company has adopted RFID technology to improve its processes and business operations.
30 Sep 2014
A*STAR, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and National Healthcare Group (NHG) sign Memorandum of Understanding at the Singapore Health and Biomedical Congress (SHBC) 2014
30 Sep 2014
The two organisations will jointly develop micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for a myriad of industries
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24 Sep 2014
An alternative fabrication route improves the properties of aluminum-based nanocomposites with great potential for vehicles of the future
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24 Sep 2014
Researchers overcome noise problems in ultrasensitive measurements of tiny amounts of compounds
19 Sep 2014
Pact paves way for A*STAR’s technologies to be incorporated into the operations of one of the largest mining companies in the world.
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15 Sep 2014
A team from A*STAR’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) and the National University Hospital (NUH) has discovered new ways to enhance the efficacy of drugs used to treat respiratory system infections and antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
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11 Sep 2014
A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has launched a Collaborative Industry Project (CIP) on Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Functional Film and Printed Electronics to help companies develop technological and production capabilities in this emerging sector.
10 Sep 2014
An innovative algorithm exposes the energy pathways that cause super-repellent surfaces to stop working.
10 Sep 2014
A separation method that isolates protein-protected gold clusters enables improved sensing of toxic mercury compounds and pesticides.
10 Sep 2014
Human nasal epithelial cells, cultured on a microchip, react to air pollutants just like they would in the upper airway.

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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.