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Vol 24, No. 11, November 2020
ASIA-PACIFIC
Genome of Corals Reveal Secrets to its Survival

Team of researchers sequenced and analysed the genomes of 15 different species of coral to better understand how its genetic make-up enables it to survive warmer oceans as a result of climate change.

Novel Technique for Live Imaging Deep Brain Structures at High Spatial and Temporal Resolution

High resolution imaging of the deep brain is no longer impossible, thanks to adaptive optics two-photon endomicroscopy, a technique developed by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Predictability from Chaos: Understanding the Behaviour of Living Organisms through Mathematics and Modelling

Researchers from the Biological Physics Theory Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Technology Graduate University (OIST) use mathematical modelling to dispel the belief that the behaviour of living organisms cannot be predicted.

Launch of Prehospital Emergency and Research Centre (PERC) in Singapore

SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre launched the Prehospital Emergency and Research Centre (PERC) to work towards integrating prehospital, in-hospital, and community care in Singapore.

New Insights about the RNA Degradome with Agricultural Applications

Research from Academia Sinica’s Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center reveals a link between exon junction complexes on RNA and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, with applications in agriculture.

Comparative Study Reveals Foetal-Like Reprogramming of Liver Cancer Cells

Scientists from A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) uncover interactions involved in foetal-like reprogramming of liver cancer cells.

SMART Researchers Awarded Intra-CREATE Grant for Personalised Medicine and Cell Therapy

Funds from National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore grants will support research into glaucoma progression through retinal biometrics and neural cell implantation therapy for spinal cord injury.

Poor health contributing to digital divide among older Singaporeans

Study finds that a vulnerable group of older Singaporeans have their internet use affected by health-related issues, pinpointing the need for improved public efforts at digital inclusion.

SMART Researchers Develop Fast and Efficient Method to Produce Red Blood Cells

New technology cuts down on cell culture time by half and uses more targeted cell sorting and purification methods, which may help to address the issue of insufficient blood supply faced by healthcare systems around the world.

A new discovery in regenerative medicine

By applying cutting-edge experimental and computational tools to basic science, researchers in Australia and Singapore have discovered a technique that could enable future cell therapies for placenta complications during pregnancy.

REST OF THE WORLD
Physical and Cognitive Benefits of Exercise and Good Nutrition

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign publish findings from a study demonstrating the positive effects of exercise and good nutrition on physical and cognitive functions in the human body.

A New Addition to the Immune Cell Family

Using single-cell multi-omics technologies researchers discover a previously unknown ancestors of T and B lymphocytes.

More Social Engagement for Healthier Brains in Older Adults

Recently published study fifinds that older people with reported greater levels of social engagement showed to have more robust gray matter, particularly in areas of the brain related to dementia.

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Virtual Expo Connect to empower access for international pharma to the world’s largest pharma ingredients market
news WEIPU, AstraZeneca, Huadong Medicine, Saint-Gobain, Baxter, Wuxi AppTec, Henlius, Medtronic and more confirmed to speak at E&L China this December
news Singapore company among the ten winners of Falling Wall Breakthrough of the Year 2020, Science Start-up
news PharmaSources Launches the Export-Driven Event CPhI & P-MEC China E-Trade Season
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