diagnostics

Fighting Liver Cancer, A ‘Silent Killer’ Stalking Asia

From driving patient awareness to strengthening healthcare policies, countries in the Asia Pacific region are tackling liver cancer in innovative ways.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Ashok Venkitaraman

Having discovered BRCA2’s crucial role in genome stability, Professor Ashok Venkitaraman continues to drive research into cancer detection and treatment at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and A*STAR.
prostate cancer, artificial intelligence

Keeping A Better AI On Prostate Cancer

To lessen invasive diagnostic tests, researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based method to accurately diagnose prostate cancer with only a urine sample.

Detecting COVID-19 With A Single Blow

Through a new breathalyzer developed by Singapore start-up Breathonix, detecting COVID-19 could soon be as quick and easy as blowing into a mouthpiece.

Facing The Double Threat With Fortitude

By differentiating between the two diseases, MiRXES’ new Fortitude SARS-CoV-2 and flu A/B test could help countries face the ‘twindemic’ of flu and COVID-19.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s 2020 Roundup

Stories of scientific breakthroughs were bright spots in a year clouded by pandemic news. Here are Asian Scientist Magazine’s top 10 pieces of 2020.

Accelerating Diagnosis From Bench To Bedside (VIDEO)

Translating cutting-edge research into real-world applications is all in a day’s work for Dr. Sidney Yee, CEO of the Diagnostics Development Hub at A*STAR.

Profiling A Panorama Of Pathologies

By targeting nearly 400 miRNAs linked to over 20 different diseases with a single product, MiRXES’ ID3EAL PanoramiR microRNA knowledge panel proves that it’s possible to achieve more with less.

Sensing COVID-19 In Just 30 Minutes

A test designed by scientists from South Korea can detect SARS-CoV-2 and other harmful microorganisms in about 30 minutes.

Diagnosing COVID-19 In An Hour

Researchers in Singapore have developed a point-of-care diagnostic system for COVID-19 that is portable, easy to use and produces results in about an hour.