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20 May 2015
Researchers in Switzerland and Japan have developed a rapid, simple and safe method for generating large libraries of novel organic molecules in a fraction of the time required for traditional organic synthesis.
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20 May 2015
Prisons are common settings for tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, yet screening and prevention services can be extremely limited. As the spread of drug-resistant TB increases, understanding and monitoring levels of the disease among vulnerable populations can minimise the delay of much-needed treatment.
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15 May 2015
Select Biosciences South East Asia recently interviewed Professor Fred Kramer from Rutgers University, who is the opening Keynote Speaker at the 6th Annual Advances in qPCR and dPCR, taking place on 21-22 May at the Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore.
15 May 2015
The launching ceremony was held on 15 May at PolyU campus with PolyU President Prof. Timothy W. Tong and Dr Edwin Leong, Chairman of Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, as the officiating guests.
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13 May 2015
Sensor-equipped Posture Correction Girdle for Adolescents with Early Scoliosis
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04 May 2015
The discovery of a unique Herbal formula designed to help maintain healthy kidneys and protect them against drug induced nephrotoxicity.
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23 Mar 2015
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a new technique, named Wooden-tip Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (WT-ESI-MS), for rapid and reliable detection of four common drugs-of-abuse, including ketamine, methamphetamine, MDMA and cocaine.
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19 Mar 2015
Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia.
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
Researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a novel capsule with zein and pectin by taking the advantage of the substances' unique physicochemical properties.
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12 Mar 2015
Dental students at The National University of Malaysia (UKM) may soon be learning how to design and sculpt false teeth with dental wax using computer software of interactive instructional manual that renders animated three-dimensional images.
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06 Mar 2015
A Korean research team at KAIST suggests that a systems approach using metabolite structural similarity helps to elucidate the mechanisms of action of traditional oriental medicine.
03 Mar 2015
The InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP), a global network with 74 member academies, today issued a statement on ‘A Call for Action to Strengthen Healthcare for Hearing Loss’. The release is timed to coincide with the World Health Organization’s International Ear Care Day, which takes place on 3 March each year.
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25 Feb 2015
A research group from Waseda University, Japan, has discovered that by controlling CRMP4, a protein that regulates the body’s cytoskeleton, it is possible to prevent reactions that impede recovery.
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04 Feb 2015
An opinion article by Associate Professor Norikazu Hirose of Waseda University in Japan
30 Jan 2015
A novel, bacteria-repelling coating material that could increase the success of medical implants has been created by researchers.
Lifestock vaccine
25 Jan 2015
The projects will help prevent livestock diseases and post-harvest fruit losses that affect millions of farmers around the world.
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23 Dec 2014
Microalgae can produce high value health compounds like omega-3s , traditionally sourced from fish. With declining fish stocks, an alternative source is imperative. Published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, researchers evaluated various methods for extracting fatty acids and carotenoids from two microalgae species.
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10 Dec 2014
Virtual reality based training systems boost cognitive functions
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01 Dec 2014
A research team has found the three-dimensional structure of synaptic adhesion molecules, which orchestrate synaptogenesis. The research findings also propose the mechanism of synapses in its initial formation.
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01 Dec 2014
An opinion article by Professor Sunao Uchida of Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, Japan.
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20 Nov 2014
Next generation biomarker detects tumour cells and delivers anti-cancer drugs
19 Nov 2014
A fluorescent nanoprobe could become a universal, noninvasive method to identify and monitor tumors
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14 Nov 2014
HIR offers its congratulations to Dr. Chan Yoke Fun from the Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, for being one of the three recipients in this year’s L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowship.
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12 Nov 2014
Integrating force feedback into therapies for impaired hands
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.
Quarraisha Abdool Karim
04 Nov 2014
South African scientist named winner of TWAS's most prestigious award for commitment to life-saving research that protects African women from HIV/AIDS
20 Oct 2014
The daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them more aesthetically pleasing could be detrimental and potentially lead to serious nail conditions.
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08 Oct 2014
To promote eye health and good habits in eye care among Hong Kong school children and parents, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) and the School of Optometry (SO) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have jointly launched a vision screening initiative called “Smart [email protected]”.
08 Oct 2014
Surface chemistry controls the selective nucleation of crystal polymorphs of a pharmaceutical drug

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