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“Be curious and open. Keep doing the things you are interested in, and slowly the dots will connect.” Sometimes changing the world does not happen overnight, but rather slowly in small minute shifts, one measurement at a time. Cui Shan’s work as Scientist III at the National Metrology Centre (NMC) is so niche that the ordinary eye …

  I realised that humans are the best source of inspiration for designing and building robotics and artificial intelligent systems. This brought me closer to the fields of psychology and cognitive science. The first-hand experience of using the 386 computer in 1991—that would strike today’s computer users as archaic—captivated Boon Kiat with its “vast, mind-opening …

SARS-CoV-2 genome folds into complex structures inside host cells. A team of researchers from Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Bioinformatics Institute (BII), together with Duke-NUS Medical School, integrated a variety of technologies to study not only the whole genome of SARS-CoV-2, but also its RNA structures, and …

A self-proclaimed “mad scientist”, Puay Siew is naturally driven to seek new frontiers in science at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and manufacturing. It is a critical junction where ideas come to life and impossible concepts become possible. “I am a dreamer. That’s what keeps me young and alive,” she shares. Puay Siew has …

Tuberculosis is caused by the M. tuberculosis bacteria which mainly infects the patient’s lungs. Did you know that tuberculosis (TB) has plagued humans for thousands of years, and it continues to sit in the list of top 10 causes of death worldwide today? Worse, some strains of the bacteria that causes TB have become “superbugs” …

…It is comforting to lead a big, well-coordinated team that you can rely on. Whenever there is a problem, you immediately know who to tap on to get it solved. You are no longer standing alone. Four continents and 12 years later, Kassoum has found his way from Burkina Faso, through France and the USA …

These compounds target the SARS-CoV-2 main protease and are active against other coronaviruses Lead series of proprietary 3CLpro inhibitors is available for out-licensing or co-development to expedite development and make an oral drug available to patients. As Singapore transitions “from pandemic to endemic”, its scientists are still working hard to find solutions to tackle COVID-19. …

Scientists in Singapore have done research on additional preventive measures against the COVID-19 virus. One of these studies examined how proper ventilation in spaces is effective in reducing droplet and aerosol transmission, on top of the current safe management measures. However, in indoor spaces where ventilation may not be optimal, air-purifying devices can help clean the air and reduce …

Spinoff Nutriient brings Singaporeans tasty and healthier treats using low GI premix Singaporeans’ love affair with food is contributing to the nation’s growing prevalence of chronic diseases, including diabetes. The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated poor eating habits, such as mindless snacking to cope with increased stress or boredom. To bring healthier snacks to the public, …

Mr Willson Deng, Chief Executive Officer, Arcstone (right), shares about the A*STAR-Arcstone joint lab with Minister Gan Kim Yong.A*STAR and local manufacturing software company Arcstone opened a joint laboratory at A*STAR’s Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) on 17 June 2021, with Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Gan Kim Yong gracing the joint lab’s …