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The findings, published in Nature Communications, show how they used a simple chemical process akin to conventional soap-making to turn pollen grains from sunflowers into soft microgel particles that respond to various stimuli. They suggest that, coupled with advances in 3D and 4D printing, the resulting pollen-based particles might one day be turned into a range …

Europe has the highest share in the global production of vaccines for the year 2019, according to the data from Vaccines Europe. The following is the breakdown of global vaccine production f0r the year 2019: Highlights At 76 percent, Europe has the largest contribution in vaccine production for the previous year. It is followed by …

Why don’t we have drugs to treat COVID-19 and how long will it take to develop them? SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 – is completely new and attacks cells in a novel way. Every virus is different and so are the drugs used to treat them. That’s why there wasn’t a …

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Brown University have developed new approaches that significantly improve the accuracy of an important material testing technique by harnessing the power of machine learning. Nano-indentation – the process of poking a sample of a material with a sharp needle-like tip to …

With the goal of supporting the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century, a philanthropic organisation founded by Dr Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, awarded its first Asian research network grant. It was awarded to a team of scientists …

The recent global spread of a deadly coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has led world leaders to invoke an ancient tradition to control the spread of illness: quarantine. The practice is first recorded in the Old Testament where several verses mandate isolation for those with leprosy. Ancient civilizations relied on isolating the sick, well before …

New study will generate insights in the development and progression of the disease in Asia, which could support the development of effective diagnostics and therapies. The Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR’s) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), and the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) have entered …

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it will immediately commit up to $100 million for the global response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The funding will help strengthen detection, isolation and treatment efforts; protect at-risk populations; and develop vaccines, treatments and diagnostics. The new funding is inclusive of $10 million the foundation …

The big idea: It’s the enduring media image of infectious disease outbreaks, including the current coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan, China: people in public spaces with faces half-hidden by surgical masks. Filters have long been used to remove particles, including viruses and bacteria, from the air we breathe. Particle filters are key components of building and …

SGInnovate unveiled the findings of its new study, “Understanding the Science and Technology Talent Landscape in Singapore”, which found that the majority of research and development (R&D) and technical professionals (88%) based here believe Singapore will remain competitive as a global science and technology R&D and product development hub in the next 10 years. The respondents …