Volume 3 • Number 4 (Infectious Diseases)
- Singapore’s Relentless War Against Infectious Diseases
Researchers rise to the challenge of developing diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics against infectious diseases
- SARS Special
Singapore Joins the SARS War — Scientists and clinicians pool their expertise and resources to fight SARS
- 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 interest
- Busting Drug-Resistant Bugs
Advances and measures to knock out resistant pathogens
- Flushing out Hidden TB Bugs
Singapore researchers pursue drug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria, which kill two billion people worldwide.
- Toxins as Educational Agents
By studying the specific actions of deadly toxins, scientists may acquire knowledge that saves lives.
- 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.
- The Inside Story of the Malaria Parasite
Unravelling the mysteries of the malariacausing parasite within the cell may lead to the discovery of the elusive ultimate vaccine.
- Sleeping with the Enemy: Understanding Sleeping Sickness and Malaria
Biologists identify the genes that allow the parasites responsible for sleeping sickness and malaria to evade the host immune system.
- Bioinformatics Speeds up Search for Cures
Researchers teach computers to do largescale immunology, which is emerging as the next wave in a traditional field.
- Developing Vaccines Against Viruses
Johns Hopkins looks for ways to develop vaccines that will target infectious diseases endemic to Southeast Asia.
- Combating Singapore’s Dengue Resurgence
Public health research in Singapore could counter the re-emergence of dengue, which has affected thousands of young adults
- Tracking West Nile Virus Replication
- 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.
- Lilly-NUS Centre Tests Hepatitis B Drug
Clinical trials in Singapore have produced encouraging results on a promising hepatitis B drug.
- Clinical Trials: The Key to Safe Drugs
- Drug Discovery the Natural Way
More than half of today’s approved drugs are either natural products or substances related to them.
- The Pharmaceutical Industry in Singapore
- New Hope for a Very Personal Matter
Current advances in erectile dysfunction research
- Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering
Harnessing the regenerative power innate in cells to replace tissues and organs.
- 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
- 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.
- In Brief
Innovation highlights in various fields.
- Industry Updates
Significant industry developments worldwide.
A psychologist looks at some of the measures Singapore adopted in its fight against SARS that can help the nation maintain its preparedness for possible subsequent outbreaks.
Sir Paul Nurse, 2001 Nobel laureate in medicine, talks about the potential rewards of working in basic research