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Supercomputers To The Rescue!

With high performance computing tools, Singapore is bolstering its response to emerging threats such as infectious diseases and climate change.

Low Risk Of Coronavirus Transmission By Tears: Study

A small clinical study conducted in Singapore has indicated that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may not be readily transmissible in tears.

Singapore Creates World’s Largest Asian Genetic Databank

The genomes of some 5,000 Singaporeans representing 80 percent of Asia's ethnic diversity have been sequenced by researchers in Singapore.

Male Farmers In Malaysia More Prone To ‘Monkey Malaria’

A new study suggests that adult male farmers in Malaysia are four times more likely to contract ‘monkey malaria’ than other members of their community.

Fusion Gene Drives Subset Of Asian Gastric Cancers

Scientists have identified a fusion gene that causes epithelial damage and increased cell invasiveness, predisposing carriers to gastric cancer.

NTU Launches Three Interactive Digital Media Research Centers

NTU has invested S$90 million and launched three new research centers in interactive digital media.

Scientists Discover New Drug Target For Aggressive Breast Cancer

Scientists have identified a gene that could be crucial in determining the clinical outcome of a highly aggressive form of breast cancer.

Genetic Variant That Increases Lymphoma Risk In Chinese Discovered

A team of researchers has uncovered a gene variant that increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in ethnic Chinese.

Scientists Find Genes Linked To Blindness

Singapore scientists have identified three new genes associated with Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in Chinese people.

New Bird Flu Test Kit Detects H5N1 Virus Within Hours

Scientists in Singapore have developed a new H5N1 bird flu diagnostic kit that detects all known strains of the virus with a single test.