07 October 15 | The Straits Times by JANICE TAI
Singapore has been ranked the 12th best place in the world to die, up from 18th in 2010, in a global index on palliative care. It is also the second best in Asia, behind Taiwan.
This is according to the Quality of Death Index released yesterday by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
The improvement was due largely to the drafting and implementation of a national strategy on palliative care in rec...
07 October 15 | The Straits Times by TREVOR TAN
An e-booking system developed in-house has reduced human errors and cut customer waiting times from one hour to 15 minutes at aesthetics group ClearSK's 10 clinics across the island.
The Singapore-based chain, founded in 2008, provides various medical and aesthetics services, including liposuction, skin polishing, and eyebag and slimming treatments.
As its business grew, its 50 counter staff fou...
02 October 15 | The Straits Times by YEW WEN SHAN AND MATTHEW CHANG
The current buzz in science and engineering is over synthetic biology.
There are many definitions of this "new kid on the block", and by most accounts they describe a meeting of the engineering sciences with the biological (biomedical) sciences.
This is an emerging area of research that can be described broadly as the design and construction of novel artificial biological pathways, organisms or...