A*STARs professor gets Szent-Gy-rgyi prize for groundbreaking cancer pill Professor Alex Matter.

Chairman of A*STAR's Biomedical Analysis Council , Professor Sir George Radda said, This award gives due acknowledgement to Alex's significant work which revolutionised anti-cancer drug development and gave a increase to the fight against malignancy globally. We are proud to have got this luminary functioning hand-in-hand with us in A*STAR.in April 2009 Professor Matter became a member of ETC, bringing with him his experience and knowledge in building bridges among academic research and clinical analysis.They conclude that an estimated 600-800 million families world-wide are at increased threat of illnesses such as respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, COPD, asthma, and lung cancer. Not surprisingly large toll of premature loss of life and ill health, coordinated international and country-led initiatives to tackle household polluting of the environment have so far been insufficient, state the authors, and open public awareness of the risks of cooking with solid fuels in poorly ventilated homes remains low in the areas most badly affected.