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Vol 25, No. 04, April 2021
Mimicking Properties of Human Skin

Research team from the Structural Composite Research Center at the Institute of Advanced Composite Materials of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) creates improved material to be applicable to wearable sensors and artificial skin.

New Brain-Training to Prevent Alcohol Relapse

Researchers develop smartphone application based on previous study to help people who want to quit alcoholism.

Potential Use of Cancer Treatment Against COVID-19

University of South Australia cancer researcher, Dr Nirmal Robinson, working with a team in Naples, has found evidence in animal models that the beta-blocker Propranolol helps suppress the spread of cancer in the lung which has an inflammatory profile very similar to COVID-19.

Targeting Cell Signalling Components for Disease Treatment

Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore and Columbia University in the US have solved how Wnt proteins, which play a fundamental role in cell proliferation and differentiation, hitch a ride to travel from their cellular factory to the cell surface.

Identification of Aggressive Tumour Sub-types for Targeted Treatment

A new study led by clinician-scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has found that angiosarcomas have unique genomic and immune profiles which allow them to be classified into three different subtypes.

Portable Device to Detect Plant Stress

Researchers from the DiSTAP Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) of SMART and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory have designed a portable optical sensor that can monitor whether a plant is under stress. The device offers farmers fiand plant scientists a new tool for early diagnosis and real-time monitoring of plant health in field conditions.

Targeting Drug-Resistant Cancers

New research from Duke-NUS Medical School, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research identifies chemotherapy-resistant cancers’ escape mechanism, which offers new anticancer treatment options.

Scalable System to Identify Bacteria causing Hospital Infections

Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a tool using CRISPRi technology that can help understand and prevent biofilm development, drug resistance, and other physiological behaviours of bacteria such as Enterococcus faecalis.

New Management Strategy for Malignant Colorectal Polyps

Recommendations laid out by the U.S. Multi-society Task Force looks to provide guidance for endoscopists for better management and advise for surgery.

Study Links Cadmium to Severe Flu and Pneumonia Infections

Researchers use historical data to discover link between cadmium in vegetables and higher death rates in patients with influenza or pneumonia.

Increasing Incidence of Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma in Younger Adults

Analysis by researchers found that oesophageal cancer patients under age of 50 are more likely to be diagnosed at advanced stages.

Babbler Bird Falls into Climate Change Trap

A new study, by the University of Exeter, found that chestnut-crowned babbler birds responded to rising temperatures by changing their behaviour in ways that could actually reduce successful breeding.

World-first Hip Fracture Registry Toolbox striving to improve care for the 1 million+ who fracture a hip in Asia Pacific each year
Oliver Healthcare Packaging Wins “Packaging Design of the Year” at Healthcare Asia Medtech Awards 2021
news Anti-Pandemic Forum to be Hosted by Top-Notch American and Chinese Scientists
news Commemorating World Health Day with Viatris
news Entire industrial chain resources of advanced medical equipment are lining up at Medtec China 2021
news CPhI & P-MEC China gives a glimpse of the success returning pharma events will deliver in 2021

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