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Singapore scientists from NanoBio Lab (NBL) of A*STAR have developed a novel approach to prepare next-generation lithium-sulfur cathodes, which simplifies the typically time-consuming and complicated process for producing them. This represents a promising step towards the commercialization of lithium-sulfur batteries, and addresses industry’s need for a practical approach towards scaling up the production of new …

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ETH Zurich scientists have been researching the effect of precipitation and population size on rising temperatures in cities compared with the surrounding countryside. They have found that more green spaces can help to lower temperatures in urban zones – but not everywhere. Urban heat islands are a phenomenon where the temperature in a city is …

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Novel genomics and computational methods reveal how gene “switches” impact survival rates of cancer patients, paving the way to targeted cancer treatments Scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered that many human cancers exhibit widespread alterations in gene activation, where the same gene uses different …

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Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and burn, they set off thermonuclear reactions within their cores, where nuclei of carbon and helium can collide and fuse in a rare though essential nuclear reaction that generates much of the …

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A multi-disciplinary team from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is embarking on a research project to develop new capabilities so the wealth management industry can better combat money laundering practices through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Grant …

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Singapore scientists and clinicians have discovered a promising use of antibodies to target a new cancer antigen, as an alternative for chemotherapy. Scientists from A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered an immunotherapy that could potentially be used to treat common cancers. They generated PRL3-zumab, a humanised antibody[1] to target the PRL-3 protein, a …

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M1 Limited (M1) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last 24 July 2019 to embark on a joint research partnership around remote operation of tactile robots using 5G technology, further supporting Singapore’s Smart Nation transformation journey. The MOU was signed at SUTD’s annual Fostering Industrial Research Success …

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Over the past decade, a major trend in electronics has been the development of sensors, displays and smart devices which are seamlessly integrated onto the human body. Most of these wearable devices are singularly connected to a user’s smart phone and transmit all data via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals. But as consumers wear increasing numbers …

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The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and ST Engineering have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-develop innovative solutions for smart cities. This long-term partnership will focus on technology co-development, adoption and commercialisation in four key areas: robotics, smart mobility, smart communications and healthtech. Examples of technologies that will be focused on include …

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Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a type of imaging probe that allows for earlier detection of acute kidney failure, a rapidly-developing condition that can be fatal. The new renal probes, which have been tested in mice, are injected into the blood-stream. They ‘light up’ when they detect molecular changes caused …

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