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Nano Today Reports New Impact Factor: 17.476
The journal continues to rank among world’s most influential scientific journals

Singapore, June 23, 2017 – Singapore-based Nano Today journal’s impact factor has increased from 13.157 to 17.476. The journal continues to rank among the world’s most influential scientific journals according to the latest 2017 Journal Citation Reports® by Thomson Reuters.

“I am delighted with the new impact factor and would like to thank our authors, reviewers and editorial advisory board for their contributions toward making Nano Today a success. I am particularly grateful to our Managing Editor, Noreena AbuBakar, for her outstanding efforts in managing the journal. Nano Today will continue to publish the top articles in this multidisciplinary frontier, and emphasize the importance of the link between design, synthesis, and the wide-ranging applications of nanomaterials and nanosystems,” said Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Editor-in-Chief of Nano Today, and Executive Director of the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology of A*STAR, Singapore.

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New Technique by Singapore Researchers May Produce More Durable and Longer Lasting Lithium-Ion Batteries


Clockwise from bottom right: The IBN research team who developed this novel technique comprises Prof Jackie Ying, Mr Ayman Amin AbdelHamid, Dr Yue Yu and Dr Jinhua Yang. © Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

June 22, 2017 – Lithium-ion batteries are used to power many things from mobile phones, laptops, tablets to electric cars. But they have some drawbacks, including limited energy storage, low durability and long charging time. Now, researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have developed a new way of producing more durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries. This finding was reported today in the Advanced Materials journal.

Led by IBN Executive Director Professor Jackie Y. Ying, the researchers invented a generalized method of producing anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The anodes are made from ultrathin metal oxide nanosheets, which are ultrathin, two-dimensional materials with excellent electrochemical and mechanical properties.

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Human Heart Tissue Grown from Stem Cells Improves Drug Testing


The researchers who created the 3D heart tissue from stem cells for drug testing (clockwise from bottom right: Dr Andrew Wan, Dr Hongfang Lu, Dr Ashley Lim, Dr Jia Kai Lim, Ms Ying Ping Chua and Dr Chan Du). © Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

June 8, 2017 – Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from human stem cells to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs on the heart.

“Cardiotoxicity, which can lead to heart failure and even death, is a major cause of drug withdrawal from the market. Antibiotics, anticancer and antidiabetic medications can have unanticipated side effects for the heart. So it is important to test as early as possible whether a newly developed drug is safe for human use. However, cardiotoxicity is difficult to predict in the early stages of drug development,” said Professor Jackie Y. Ying, Executive Director at IBN.

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NEW! Generalized Synthesis of Metal Oxide Nanosheets and Their Application as Li-Ion Battery Anodes
Advanced Materials, (2017)
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201701427.
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Structural Basis for Expansion of the Genetic Alphabet by An Artificial Base Pair
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2017)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704190.
(IF: 11.709) article

A Foldamer-Based Organocatalyst for Direct Arylations of Unactivated Arenes
Organic Letters, 19[8] (2017) 2190-2193.
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