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Neuroscientist Wins Shanghai Peony Award

Dr. Du Jiulin was recognized for his research into neural circuit mechanisms.

How To Increase Rice Yield? Make Stronger Hybrids

Using large-scale genomic mapping, researchers have analyzed over 10,000 rice lines to explore how cross-breeding produces better rice crops and higher yields.

Researchers Identify Potential Biomarker For Liver Cancer

The enzyme DMGDH suppresses the metastasis of liver cancer tumors, and could be a potential diagnostic marker of the disease.

Dual-Target Nanoparticle Reduces Lung Cancer Drug Resistance

This drug carrier nanoparticle specifically targets EGFR-mutant lung cancer cells and releases two types of drugs—doubling the effectiveness.

Researchers Develop Haploid Embryonic Stem Cells

The 'half strength' genome of the haploid stem cell line could help researchers better understand the function of genes.

An Alternative Way To Suppress Aβ In Alzheimer’s

Targeting TRPC6 instead of γ-secretase could be a promising way of treating Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in mice.

7 Must-Read Stories In October 2015

From driverless cars to liquid microfluidics sensors, research from Singapore is heavily featured in our top articles published in October 2015.

Sperm Grown On Mice Produce Live Monkeys

Six healthy monkeys have been born using sperm grown from testis tissue transplanted onto the backs of mice.

Add Nanotubes For Super Strong Silk

Adding carbon nanotubes to silk proteins can create silk fibers that are almost as strong as natural spider dragline silk.

Gaining A Diagnostic Edge In Single-Sample Individuals

A computational framework that converts node data into edge data could help researchers identify causal networks in single-sample patients.