Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

'Junk' DNA proves functional

In a paper published in Genome Research on Nov. 4, scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) report that what was previously believed to be "junk" DNA is one of the important ingredients distinguishing humans ...

Nov 04, 2008
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Reversible 3-D cell culture gel invented

Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, has invented a unique user-friendly gel that can liquefy on demand, with the potential to revolutionize three-dimensional ...

Sep 28, 2008
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Inexpensive material boosts battery capacity

Battery-powered cars offer many environmental benefits, but a car with a full tank of gasoline can travel further. By improving the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries, a new electrode made from iron ...

Oct 23, 2013
4.4 / 5 (16) 0 | with audio podcast

Hydrogel improves delivery of anti-cancer drug

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and IBM Research (IBM) have developed a new non-toxic hydrogel that is capable of shrinking breast cancer tumors more rapidly than existing therapies. ...

Nov 01, 2013
5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast