drug development

Dealing Coronavirus A Knockout Punch

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world, old therapeutics are being given a second chance to fight a new foe. Here are seven of them.

Carving A Niche—An Interview With Dr Jason Tang Of The EWTCOI

The Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation aims to help industry partners translate ideas into innovations that support a more sustainable environment.

Singapore Grants ‘Conditional’ Approval For Remdesivir

Singapore's Health Sciences Authority has granted conditional approval of remdesivir as a treatment for patients with severe COVID-19.

Sinovac’s CoronaVac Shows Positive Early Results

Sinovac’s vaccine candidate for COVID-19 showed favorable immunogenicity and safety profiles in Phase I/II clinical trials.

CRISPR’ed Mouse Mimics COVID-19 In Humans

Scientists have used gene editing to create mice expressing human ACE2, the receptor used by SARS-CoV-2 to enter cells.

Flattening The Complexity Of Quantum Circuits

By arranging qubits in a pseudo two-dimensional array, scientists have simplified the construction of quantum computers.

Transmitting Data At The Speed Of Light (VIDEO)

Associate Professor Dawn Tan is harnessing light’s unique properties to bring data transmission up to ultra-fast speeds.

Young Chinese Doctors Face COVID-19 Mental Health Toll

A survey of young Chinese doctors has shown evidence of the mental toll faced by healthcare workers during the pandemic.

The Smallest Fridge In The World: A Single Atom

A single barium atom can act as either a heat engine or refrigerator, a property that could be used to cool small devices and nanomachines in the future.

Cambrian-era Parasite Stole Ancient Brachiopod’s Food

A study from China has found evidence for the oldest known parasite–host relationship in the fossil record.