Features and Innovations

Fighting cancer cells by stealth

12 September 12

Through a combination of two powerful methodologies, researchers at the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology drive forward promising developments for gene therapy

A sign of things to come

23 June 10

Genomic technologies developed by A*STAR’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) form the basis for a new vaccine development platform that could pave the way for cost-effective personalized therapy

Research Highlights

Cancer biology: Cooperative partners

09 November 11

Structural analysis indicates how two different antibodies to a cancer-causing protein could work together to block its function

Dermatology: A fix for fragile skin

17 August 11

Adding back a gene that is missing in cells from patients with skin fragility disorders restores the cells’ normal response to stress

Nanomedicine: Loading up a cure

11 May 11

A new type of polymer forms highly stable micelles with exceptional loading capacity for the targeted delivery of anticancer drugs

Hepatology: A boost in defense

16 March 11

Gene therapy restores adaptive immunity in patients with chronic hepatitis B and directs T cells to tumor cells in patients with hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma