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14 Singapore's Relentless War
Against Infectious Diseases Researchers rise to the challenge of
developing diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics against infectious
16 SARS Special
Singapore Joins the SARS War
Scientists and clinicians pool their expertise and resources to fight
26 A Defensive Approach to Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases
Singapore's defence institute works to enhance the speed and
sensitivity of diagnostics for various infectious diseases of national
28 Busting Drug-Resistant Bugs
Advances and measures to knock out resistant pathogens.
30 Flushing out Hidden TB Bugs
Singapore researchers pursue drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria,
which kill two billion people worldwide.
32 Toxins as Educational Agents
By studying the specific actions of deadly toxins, scientists may
acquire knowledge that saves lives.
35 Blocking Fungal Proliferation in the Body
One way to arrest candidiasis, an infection deadly to AIDS patients,
is to knock out the fungus' iron-grabbing gene.
36 The Inside Story of the Malaria Parasite
Unravelling the mysteries of the malaria-causing parasite within the
cell may lead to the discovery of the elusive ultimate vaccine.
38 Sleeping with the Enemy: Understanding Sleeping Sickness and
Biologists identify the genes that allow the parasites responsible for
sickness and malaria to evade the host immune system.
42 Bioinformatics Speeds up Search for Cures
Researchers teach computers to do large-scale immunology, which is
the next wave in a traditional field.
44 Developing Vaccines Against Viruses
Johns Hopkins looks for ways to develop vaccines that will target
diseases endemic to Southeast Asia.
46 Combating Singapore's Dengue Resurgence
Public health research in Singapore could counter the re-emergence of
dengue, which has affected thousands of young adults.
48 Tracking West Nile Virus Replication
52 Ticking Time Bombs in the Body:Cancer-Causing Viruses
A microbiologist who has found a receptor presenting a viral peptide
probably responsible for activating nasopharyngeal carcinoma is using
the knowledge to design a detection test.
54 Lilly-NUS Centre Tests Hepatitis B Drug
Clinical trials in Singapore have produced encouraging results on a
hepatitis B drug.
55 Clinical Trials: The Key to Safe Drugs
56 Drug Discovery the Natural Way
More than half of today's approved drugs are either natural products
or substances related to them.
58 The Pharmaceutical Industry in Singapore
62 New Hope for a Very Personal Matter
Current advances in erectile dysfunction research.
65 Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering
Harnessing the regenerative power innate in cells to replace tissues
68 Nano-Wafer-Level Packaging to Revolutionise Semiconductors
Singapore may well be the seedbed for a new generation of chips
produced with nanopackaging in wafer fabrication.
72 DARPA Expert Looks Beyond MEMS
A former DARPA programme manager shares intelligence on cutting-edge
research in the defence arena.
Battling infectious diseases on multiple fronts.
4 In Brief
Innovation highlights in various fields.
10 Industry Updates
Significant industry developments worldwide.
A psychologist looks at some of the measures Singapore adopted in its
against SARS that can help the nation maintain its preparedness for
Sir Paul Nurse, 2001 Nobel laureate in medicine, talks about the
potential rewards of working in basic research.
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