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Five Receive 2021 President’s Science And Technology Awards In Singapore

Singapore has recognized five researchers with the 2021 President’s Science and Technology Awards for pushing the country’s frontiers in biomedicine and engineering.

Asian Universities Shine In 2021 QS Rankings

As emerging global leaders in higher education, Asian universities show steady progress in the 2021 QS World University and Subject Rankings.
Founding executive director of Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE) at the Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS), Professor John Lim.

Rapid, Rigorous And Robust: How Singapore Approved Its COVID-19 Vaccines

No shortcuts were taken in the COVID-19 vaccine review processes, says Professor John Lim, executive director of the Centre of Regulatory Excellence at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s February 2021 Roundup

From celebrating women in science to surprising discoveries in the natural world, catch Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from February 2021.

Southeast Asian Bats and Pangolins Harbor SARS-CoV-2-related Coronaviruses

Experts have found evidence of coronaviruses related to SARS-CoV-2 circulating in bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia.

Predicting Drug Response With Precision

In another step towards personalized medicine, Singapore-based researchers have identified a biomarker that could predict which cancer patients respond best to treatment.

How Bats Can Carry Viruses Without Getting Sick

Scientists in Singapore have discovered that a subdued immune response may be the reason why bats can harbor deadly viruses without batting an eyelid.

Mothers Pass Allergies To Babies In The Womb

Highly allergic pregnant mothers may transfer the key antibody that triggers allergic reactions to offspring in the womb.

Test Detects SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibodies In Hours

Not only is it much faster than conventional tests, it does not need to be performed in special biosafety laboratories.

Some Uninfected People Have T-Cell Immunity To COVID-19

Researchers were surprised to find memory T-cells in people with no history of SARS, COVID-19, or contact with SARS or COVID-19 patients.