In Focus

Cancer Focus

Cancer, the umbrella term for a range of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell growth, is one of the globe’s the most prevalent and puzzling medical conditions. With cancer’s high mortality rates and complex etiology involving both genetic and environmental factors, research into its causes, mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment is both a critically important and extremely challenging scientific endeavour.

In this Cancer Focus, we highlight the cutting edge, multidisciplinary work being done by A*STAR researchers at the junction of biology, medicine and materials science. From understanding how cancer works at the genetic level through to designing nanoparticle probes to both image and destroy cancerous cells, the insights and technology developed by A*STAR researchers will change the way we perceive cancer and envisage its prognosis.

Cancer Focus

Data Focus

More than any other time in history, the modern world runs on information. With the rise of the Internet and the daily pervasiveness of social media, the way we use information has changed irrevocably - people are no longer passive consumers of information, but instead actively create, analyze and manage huge volumes of data.

Data analysis and handling is central to scientific investigations. In this Data Focus, we highlight the cutting edge, multidisciplinary work being done by A*STAR researchers at the junction of engineering, physics and computer science. The work featured here spans the gamut from the collection of data through to its interpretation, transmission, storage, safeguarding and preservation.

From optimizing disaster relief rescue efforts to designing next-generation hard disk drives, the technology and methodologies developed by A*STAR researchers will lead the way in securing our digital future.

Data Focus

Batteries Focus

Alternative fuels have received a lot of research attention due to the recent energy crisis — building better batteries is an important step in facilitating their mainstream usage. In this Batteries Focus, we highlight the cutting edge, multidisciplinary work being done by A*STAR researchers at the junction of chemistry, materials science and engineering. From nanocomposites through to hollow lithium ‘melon seeds’ and snowflake-like alloys, the unique battery materials developed by A*STAR researchers will lead the way in establishing a sustainable future.

Batteries Focus

Bioimaging Focus

Illuminating the inner mechanisms of our tissues and cells provides vital information about health and disease progression. In this Bioimaging Focus, we highlight the cutting edge, multidisciplinary work being done by A*STAR researchers at the junction of biology, chemistry and physics. From selectively lighting up cancerous tumors through to imaging live neurons, the bioimaging research carried out at A*STAR promises to revolutionize the way we look at the body – literally.

Bioimaging Focus

Materials Science Focus

This Materials Science Focus brings together recent research highlights of some of the best research published by A*STAR’s scientists in engineering, chemistry and computer science, providing a unique introduction to the cutting-edge materials science research.

Materials Science Focus

Biomedical Focus

This Biomedical Focus brings together recent research highlights of some of the best research published by A*STAR’s scientists in immunology, genetics, molecular biology and cell biology, providing a unique introduction to the cutting-edge life science research.

Biomedical Focus