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2015 Nobel Prize Winners in Chemistry Unravel the Code of Life

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been jointly awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for “mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. Their studies provided much introspection into the fundamental mechanism of cellular repair and this knowledge is highly translational and applicable, for instance, in the development of novel cancer therapy. “That is […]

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14 October 2015 is Stem Cell Awareness Day

Stem cell research is a highly ethically and morally controversial topic even till today despite the many years that have passed since its first introduction in 1998. Firstly, what are stem cells? Simply speaking, they are a type of cells with the potential to differentiate into specialized cells. This is one of the promising fields […]

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Infectious Joy: Celebrate Life-changing Research from Winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine

Alfred Nobel willed the largest share of his fortune to establish a series of prizes – the Nobel Prize Awards, to those who have “conferred the greatest benefit to mankind” on 27 Nov 1895. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is one of the series of Nobel Prizes established and 210 individuals have been […]

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Nominations open for the 15th annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, awarded by the Wiley Foundation, has recognized breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research since 2002. It seeks to honor research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes. This annual prize provides the awardee with: A […]

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How Much Do You Know About MERS?

The recent outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in South Korea garnered much media attention and sparked international concern. It is the largest outbreak beyond the Arabian Peninsula and the daily rise in case count and fatalities prompted numerous countries to issue travel advisory alerts. How contagious and deadly is MERS? How much do […]

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