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Research Highlights

The following are excerpts of School of Biological Sciences research being featured on NTU’s ‘Publishing Frontiers’ a bi-annual magazine showcasing research in the university.

SBS research published on ‘Pushing Frontiers’




Issue 14
  • Brain Research – Stepping Up our Understanding of the Brain (Page 6)
  • Global Dialogue : Forging Alliances for the Future – TOPNet 1st Annual Symposium “From Crisis to Cures : New Approaches to TB Drug Discovery” (Page 34)
  • The Honour Roll : Peptides Pioneer – Prof James Tam (Page 38)
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​​Issue 13
  • Cancer Research : Treating Cancer the EZ Way (Page 7)​
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​​Issue 12
  • All for a Better Life (Page 5)
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​Issue 11
  • Cancer Research : Mum was Right about those Veggies (Page 9)
  • Getting to the Root of Malaria Resistance : Tracking Tricky Parasites             (Page 24 – 25)
  • Good Bug Bad Bug – Prof Michael Givskov (Page 31)
  • The Honour Roll: Top Japanese Honour – Prof James Tam
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​Issue 10
  • Epigenetics : What Makes Males Massive (Page 8)
  • Microbiology : Controlling the Behaviour of Bacteria (Page 8)
  • Medical Innovation : The Real Impact of Artificial Skin (Page 9)
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​​Issue 9
  • Cell Structure : Keeping Cells in Shape (Page 7)
  • Structural Biology : Understanding Antibiotics at the Atomic Level (Page 7)
  • Innovation VS Invaders : Using the Latest Techniques to Outwit Ancient Microbial Enemies - New Weapons Against an Old Foe (Page 12 - 13)
  • Innovation VS Invaders : Using the Latest Techniques to Outwit Ancient Microbial Enemies - When the Immune System goes Rogue (Page 15)
  • Innovation VS Invaders : Using the Latest Techniques to Outwit Ancient Microbial Enemies - From Lab to Clinic (Page 15)
  • Novel Animal Models to Study Infection and Immunity (Page 20 – 21)
  • Breaking Up Bacterial Blankets : Bacterial Biofilms in Acute and Chronic Infection (Page 22 - 23)
  • Better Drugs for Bad Bugs : Staying Ahead in the Fight against Multi-Drug Resistance (Page 24 – 25)
  • Conversations : Outmanoeuvring Malaria - New Weapons Against an Ancient Scourge (Page 26 – 29)
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  • Seeking out and destroying bacterial defences (Page 6)​
  • Activating the earth's most abundant protein (Page 7) 
  • What a mental map looks like (Page 9) 
  • Why more women get Alzheimer's disease (Page 9)
  • At the frontiers of Malaria research (Page 36) 
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​Issue 7
  • Treating Parkinson's disease with anti-malaria drugs (Page 5) ​
  • Zap your memo​ry awake (Page 5)
  • Antibodies that fight severe lung infections (Page 6) 
  • Stopping immune cells in their tracks (Page 7)
  • Rewriting the status quo in immunology (Page 7)
  • Conversations: Tinty proteins, big impact - A conversation with pioneering structural biologist Pro​fessor Daniela Rhodes (Page 26)
  • Faces: Asst Prof Sara Sandin (Page 33) 
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Issue 6
  • Infectious Diseases: Tackling malaria from different sides (Page 2)
  • Novel Therapeutics: Miracle enzyme from medicinal plant (Page 4)
  • Cancer Studies: Clues for cancer treatment from Down’s syndrome patients (Page 4)
  • Rats! Sexually manipulated by a parasite (Page 6)
  • Human Genomics & Anthropology: Southern Afrian’s Khoisan people, once the majority of humans on earth (Page 7)
  • New-age medical devices – fresh ways to treat oild ailments (Page 10-13)
  • Battling dengue, one of the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases (Page 16-17)
  • Elizabethkingia anophelis: A novel pathogenic agent causing deadly infections in hospitals (Page 20-21)
  • Crystallographic studies on ribosomes: Fundamental insights for the design of novel antibacterial drugs (Page 22-23)
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  • ​Humanised mouse model to study human-specific malaria (Page 3)
  • Targeted strategies to kill cancer cells (Page 9)
  • New drug targets to battle a major scourge of mankind- Tuberculosis (Page 20)
  • Discovering common molecular pathophysiologies in cancer, heart disease and strok
  • e (Page 26)​
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Issue 4
  • New insights into key cellular mechanisms pave the way for novel treatments for neurodegenera​tive diseases (Page 26)
  • Molecular insights into mitochondria loss in muscle cells could open up new therapies against skeletal muscle wasting (Page 28)
  • Direct monitoring of drug efficacy in cells and tissue (Page 29)
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Issue 3
  • Nature’s Design Principles To Develop Bio-Inspired Technologies (Page 8)
  • Making sense of pathogen-host interactions during virus maturation (Page 12)
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Issue 2
  • Identifying new targets for antimalaria drugs and vaccine (Page 14)
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Issue 1
  • Tools for rational discovery of novel therapeutics and diagnostics targeting integral membrane proteins (Page 8)
  • Virtual and augmented reality for science and education (Page 16)
  • A simple blood test to predict heart attack and strokes (Page 23)
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