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pH-sensitive and biodegradable charge-transfer nanocomplex for second near-infrared photoacoustic tumor imaging
The emerging photoacoustic imaging (PAI), especially in the NIR window, offers reliable sensing for deep-penetration and high-resolution closing to clinical requirements. However, the contrast agents that are capable of ...
Development of organic semiconducting materials for deep-tissue optical imaging, phototherapy and photoactivation
Biophotonics as a highly interdisciplinary frontier often requires the assistance of optical agents to control the light pathways in cells, tissues and living organisms for specific biomedical applications. Organic ...
High-speed, low-cost, pulsed laser diode based second generation desktop photoacoustic tomography system
Bulky, expensive Nd:YAG lasers are used in conventional photoacoustic tomography (PAT) systems making them difficult to translate into clinics. Moreover, real-time imaging is not feasible when single-element ultrasound ...
A linear programming model for selection of sparse high-dimensional multiperiod portfolios
This paper studies the mean-variance (MV) portfolio problems under static and dynamic settings, particularly for the case in which the number of assets (p) is larger than the number of observations (n). We prove that the ...
Indonesia’s New Halal Law : Impact on the Political Economy
Indonesia’s new halal certification law will be implemented by the end of 2019. What are the implications of the upcoming halal law on the country’s political economy and on Indonesia’s ambition to be a global halal hub?
The Advent of “CyWar” : Are We Ready?
The recent SingHealth hack and the fake news phenomenon are likely harbingers of an emergent inflection point in contemporary war: CyWar. The aim of CyWar is to secure command of a State’s “hard” and “soft” cyberspace. It ...
Plural Traditions in Plural Societies : Inclusivity in Inter-Religious Dialogue
In December, Singapore hosted ASEAN’s inaugural interfaith exchange programme. It was a platform for sharing best practices among the region’s neighbours, especially inter-religious dialogue. While an important tool for ...
Japan : Finally Beefing Up Its Military
Japan, increasingly concerned over China’s military buildup and corresponding aggressiveness in the western Pacific, has decided to buy additional F-35 fighter jets and to convert two naval ships into fixed-wing aircraft ...
CPTPP : New Key Player in International Trade
Despite some concerns, the revamped CPTPP which became a reality recently is a force for good in international trade. The next steps are to expand membership and to establish a small secretariat.
Economic Headwinds in 2019 : Navigating Priorities for ASEAN
To face economic headwinds in 2019, ASEAN member states should prioritise implementing ASEAN Economic Community 2025 and concluding RCEP negotiation.