Daily Archives: 2015-05-22

Collaboration between Visterra, Inc and A*STAR to further development of antibody for dengue fever treatment

  Visterra, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its proprietary technology platform to identify unique disease targets and design novel therapeutics for infectious diseases, and the Drug Discovery & Development (D3) unit under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, today announced a collaboration to further the development of VIS513, Visterra’s broadly neutralizing antibody for the treatment …

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Iskandar Malaysia property investments – 5 reasons why they are a bad idea

Image Source: http://www.iskandarmalaysia.com.my/our-development-plan By Aaron Loy A few months back, I entertained the thought of buying a property in Iskandar Malaysia, either as a home for myself or as a rental property. The relatively weak Malaysian Ringgit makes it an enticing proposition, but while personal factors (like the location of friends, lack of personal transport and poor internet infrastructure) ruled out my …

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School rankings make way for crowd-sourced school reviews?

Just when you were about to bid farewell to the school ranking system, which Education Minister Heng Swee Keat had announced in 2012 would no longer be published by the Ministry of Education, out pops commercial websites that attempt to do something similar. Media reported that a Edumatters.sg had been asking parents, alumni and students to review and rate schools in …

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Yeo “prepared for Aljunied loss”, but kept it from teammates

30 minutes into the vote counting process for Aljunied GRC at the 2011 general election, former minister George Yeo said he knew his team had lost the contest because “the trends were adverse”. That was what Mr Yeo, who led the People’s Action Party (PAP) team in the Aljunied contest, was reported to have said by the media after the …

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