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Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child

Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child,...

New method increases supply of embryonic stem cells

A new method allows for large-scale generation of human embryonic stem cells of high clinical quality. It also allows for production of such cells...

New view of dengue fever

Dengue fever, an infectious tropical disease found in more than 100 countries, has no cure and no vaccine. One reason why it has been...

How to make ceramics that bend without breaking

Ceramics are not known for their flexibility: they tend to crack under stress. But researchers from MIT and Singapore have just found a way...

Warning of potential side effects of a product can increase its...

Drug ads often warn of serious side effects, from nausea and bleeding to blindness, even death. New research suggests that, rather than scaring consumers...

Genome of Elastomeric Materials Creates Novel Materials

A wide range of biologically inspired materials may now be possible by combining protein studies, materials science and RNA sequencing, according to an international...

Singapore’s first driverless vehicle on the roads

Singapore's first clean and green driverless shuttle transportation system will soon see passengers shuttling between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JTC Corporation's (JTC) CleanTech...

Humans, dogs threaten monkey’s ability to use stone tools

Human farming and the introduction of domestic dogs are posing a threat to the ability of Burmese long-tailed macaques to use stone tools. This...

Scientists unravel cancers linked to herbal remedies

A team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and Taiwan's Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKou, have made...

Caffeine ‘Traffic Light’: Do you want to know how much caffeine...

A team of researchers led by Prof. Young-Tae Chang from National University of Singapore and Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho from Ulsan National Institute of Science...

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