06 Nov 2020
Testing for mutations in RNF43, a protein that affects key cancer cell-growth pathway Wnt, gives clinicians actionable insights to tailor treatments better.
01 Jul 2020
Scientists at Hokkaido University and collaborators have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance, resulting in poor prognosis of cancer patients.
04 Feb 2020
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Japan's Tohoku University has found that a gene regulator, called BACH1, facilitates the spread of pancreatic cancer to other parts of the body. The scientists, who published their findings in the journal Cancer Research, say drugs that control BACH1 could improve disease prognosis.
24 Jul 2019
World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) is now accepting grant applications for research on the links between diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and cancer, as part of its Regular Grant Programme 2019/2020 cycle.
27 May 2019
Send your research news on a world tour in the 2020 Asia Research News magazine. Submissions due by July 15. The submission form is at the bottom of this article.
27 Nov 2018
Research shows that up to 50 percent of cancer cases and deaths are preventable. Cancer prevention is the most cost-effective and sustainable long-term strategy for the control of cancer.
21 Nov 2018
Loss of a protein called TRIM29 promotes cancer cell invasion in a common type of skin cancer, suggesting a novel diagnostic marker and a possible therapeutic target.
18 Sep 2018
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected for the 2018 Basic Research Projects in Science and Engineering.
07 Sep 2018
Converging the latest cancer discoveries around the world, FCS 2018 promises ground-breaking and innovative insights into cancer research. Join us and learn from the foremost cancer experts as they share their newest findings.
05 Jul 2018
World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF International) is now accepting grant applications for research on the links between diet, nutrition (including body composition), physical activity and cancer prevention and survival as part of their Regular Grant Programme 2018/2019 cycle.
23 May 2018
New study revises biologists’ understanding of how limbs and lungs develop in humans.
19 Jul 2017
WCRF International is now accepting grant applications for research on the links between diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity and cancer. Applicants can be based in any country outside the Americas.
02 Jul 2017
November 6-8, 2017 - Matrix Auditorium, Biopolis, Singapore
12 Sep 2016
A joint symposium on "Coping with Incurable Disease" was held at Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital (PNUYH) in Pusan, South Korea, to accelerate the development of new drugs to treat incurable diseases.
11 Nov 2015
National platform for research imaging to study the impact of new therapies in key disease areas relevant to Singapore and the region.
04 Aug 2015
World Cancer Research Fund International Regular Grant Programme 2015/2016 cycle is now open for applications. The grant programme accepts applications on the effects of diet, nutrition (including body composition) and physical activity on cancer. More information from www.wcrf.org/apply. Deadline for applications is 9 October 2015.
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.
11 Aug 2014
World Cancer Research Fund International is accepting research grant applications on the links between diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity and cancer. Please pass this information on to colleagues who might be interested in applying. Deadline for submission is 10 October 2014. Visit www.wcrf.org/apply for more information.
18 Aug 2013
Genetic variants associated with haematological cancers, which affect the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes, are reported in two independent studies this week in Nature Genetics.
10 Jul 2013
Dr Vincent Keng Wee-keong of HKPolyU and international colleagues have developed a sophisticated model for studying "Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors" (MPNSTs), paving the way for further discovery of new genes and genetic pathways that may provide new therapeutic targets for related cancer treatment.
05 Aug 2012
Genome sequencing of a global collection of Shigella sonnei or baciliary dysentery, in developing countries is reported in a study published in Nature Genetics. Their study provides insights into the course of recent shigellosis epidemics. S. sonnei are human-adapted E. coli responsible for approximately 150 million cases of dysentery each year.
31 May 2012
The genome sequence of the tomato, a major crop plant and a model system for fruit development, is published in this week’s Nature. Analysis of the sequence provides insights into the evolution of genes that control fruit characteristics, such as colour and fleshiness.
29 Apr 2012
The latest from Nature and Nature Research Journals Sunday 29 April
06 Feb 2012
A young scientist from PolyU's Food Safety and Technology Research Centre has successfully prepared highly stable selenium nanoparticles by using the polysaccharide-protein complex extracted from the African Tiger Milk mushroom.
20 Dec 2011
A young scientist from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Food Safety and Technology Research Centre (FSTRC) has successfully prepared highly stable selenium nanoparticles by using the polysaccharide-protein complex extracted from the African Tiger Milk mushroom.
09 Oct 2011
Summary of newsworthy papers from European winters to stem-cell
08 Sep 2011
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), working together with the Royal Society of Chemistry, GlaxoSmithKline R&D (GSK) and the British High Commission in Singapore facilitated dialogue between Singapore and UK researchers on medicinal chemistry.
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