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

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) was formed in 2002 to promote science in Singapore. The A*STAR board is statutory and oversees A*STAR Graduate Academy, Joint Council Office, Biomedical Research Council, Science and Engineering Research Council, Exploit Technologies Private Limited, Corporate Planning and Administration Division. The objective is to promote scientific and technological discoveries, improvements and partner with private and public entities to achieve solutions for the betterment of Singapore and mankind.

Address
1 Fusionopolis Way #20-10 Connexis North Tower Singapore 138632
Website
http://www.a-star.edu.sg/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agency_for_Science,_Technology_and_Research

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Health

Getting the right food at the right time

While unhealthy diets and increasingly sedentary lifestyles have been blamed for the rising rates of obesity worldwide, these two factors alone cannot account for the alarming tripling of obesity rates in the four decades ...

Medical research

The dark side of antibiotics and what we can do about it

As early as the 13th century, scholars proposed that diseases were caused by 'invisible entities' unseen to the naked eye. However, it was not until the 1670s when Antonie van Leeuwenhoek made his microscope did the theory ...

Neuroscience

Q&A: Dissecting movement disorders through the eyes of a fly

Every time we move, electrical impulses are channeled along neuronal highways, jumping from nerve cell to nerve cell until they reach a muscle, causing it to contract. Because muscle movement depends on neuronal function, ...

Medical research

A promising therapeutic modality against the coronavirus

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus in late 2019, multiple approaches for treating COVID-19 have been considered, from the use of repurposed medicines such as the antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, to the Ebola ...

Medical research

Identifying antibodies that work

A new test manufactured by A*STAR's Diagnostics Development Hub in partnership with Duke-NUS Medical School could reveal if an individual is likely immune to COVID-19.

Health informatics

Bioinformatics: At the forefront, behind the scenes

Bioinformatics is an inherently interdisciplinary effort, combining the molecular biology revolution heralded by pioneers like Watson and Crick with advances in computer science that have placed previously unimaginable abilities ...

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