Breakthrough infections from a memory lapse22 Mar 2023
Vaccinated people affected by COVID-19 variants have different memory B cell responses than their close contacts who remain healthy.
Secret spike pockets revealed28 Feb 2023
Molecular simulations uncover a new druggable pocket in SARS-CoV-2’s spike protein which could hold the key to blocking COVID-19 infections.
Tiny packages bring (cytokine) storm relief16 Feb 2023
A*STAR scientists decipher how a stem cell-based treatment stops the uncontrolled inflammation associated with severe COVID-19 cases.
Are Singaporeans vulnerable to evolving viruses?26 Dec 2022
A profile of the immune responses from Singaporean patients recovered from COVID-19 has revealed an urgent need to update vaccines against new viral variants.
How variants have loosened their grip2 Dec 2022
A deletion in the genome of SARS-CoV-2 variants makes resulting infections milder and could also be a target for future COVID-19 treatments.
Squeaky clean face masks28 Oct 2022
A head-to-head test of three common mask decontamination methods helps frame standardised national guidelines.
Cicada wings: the secret to self-cleaning surfaces18 Oct 2022
New self-cleaning surfaces created by A*STAR researchers take inspiration from cicada wings to attract and destroy microbes without harsh chemicals.
Going with the flow13 Oct 2022
A*STAR researchers blend the physics of particle dynamics with complex computational simulations to gauge the risk of catching COVID-19 in different social settings.
Can’t smell? You’re not well29 Aug 2022
A*STAR researchers develop a standardised, self-administered taste and smell test for detecting the early symptoms of COVID-19.
Why remdesivir works for some COVID-19 patients but not others23 Jun 2022
Remdesivir treatment is more likely to be successful in COVID-19 patients who are naturally able to mount a strong immune response against infections.
A COVID-19 test as good as gold3 Jun 2022
A*STAR researchers create a next-generation, ultrasensitive COVID-19 rapid test powered by gold nanoparticles.
Designing drugs on new principles26 May 2022
A computational model developed at A*STAR provides insights on how molecular dynamics of proteins impact their function, unlocking new precision medicine opportunities.