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Charting a new course in cancer research

His father flew supersonic MiG-21 jets with the Indian Air Force, and he almost became a fighter pilot himself. Instead, Dr Akhil Chopra embarked on a path to save the lives of people suffering from cancer, constantly pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge just as a fighter pilot pushes the limits of his plane. Dr Chopra, 40, is a senior consultant in oncology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital's (...


Every cell counts in fine-tuning treatment of cancer

A cell-capturing chip that allows researchers to analyse individual cancer cells could pave the way for doctors to better profile and diagnose cancer patients, its creators believe. The device, measuring 7.5cm by 2.5cm, is called a microfluidic chip, and was developed by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Clearbridge mFluidics, a start-up specialising in single-cell...


Researchers closer to cracking GBS bacteria code

When a common bacteria made more than 350 people ill last year - some of them seriously - doctors were mystified. One man slipped into a 10-day coma when the bacteria attacked his brain; another had his hands and feet amputated. Two people died. But researchers are now a step closer to understanding the Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria, which was behind a spate of infections which occurred...


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