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.

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

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Medical research

Scientists successfully create blood from skin cells

Researchers in Singapore have artificially generated new mouse blood and immune cells from skin cells. This is a significant first step towards the eventual goal: the engineering of new human blood cells from skin cells or ...

Medical research

Scientists create stem cells from a drop of blood

Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood. The method also enables donors ...

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