Esther Woon’s Group Research Highlights

First report of highly potent, cell-active and subfamily-selective inhibitors of FTO

This research was featured in the Front Cover Image of Chemical Science, 2015, 6, 112-122.

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Book Chapter: Antiobesity Effects of Natural Products from an Epigenetic Perspective

Studies in Natural Products Chemistry, volume 41, chapter 6, 161-193.

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Research News

Our work on ‘FTO inhibitors as promising antiobesity drugs’ received national and international media coverage

A patent for this invention has been filed: Provisional Patent Application No. 1409405.6 Filed on 28 May 2014.

 

National News

The Straits Times, 11 Nov 2014, Home, page B5 NUS team’s drug finding could help in obesity fight

Lianhe Zaobao, 24 Oct 2014, page 9 Local researchers uncover several inhibitors of obesity

MyPaper, 21 Oct 2014, page B3 New anti-obesity drugs may soon be available

National Research Foundation website: Scientific Advances Targeting genes to fight the flab

938LIVE, 20 Oct 2014 Live interview on radio: Researchers develop novel solutions to fight the obesity gene

NUS Website: Research Highlight A potential new drug for obesity

 

International News

Asia One, 13 Nov 2014 NUS team’s drug finding could help in obesity

Asian Scientist, 29 Oct 2014 Tackling the genetic culprits of obesity

Health Management, 23 Oct 2014 Possible therapeutic solution to inhibit obesity gene

TV Ciencia, 20 Oct 2014 (TV channel in Portugal) Scientists uncover inhibitors of obesity

Science Newsline, 20 Oct 2014 NUS-led research team develops novel solutions to fight the obesity gene

Medical Xpress, 20 Oct 2014 Researchers develop novel solutions to fight the obesity gene

Science Codex, 20 Oct 2014 NUS-led research team develops novel solutions to fight the obesity gene

Science Daily, 20 Oct 2014 Novel solutions developed to fight obesity gene

Eureka Alert, 20 Oct 2014 NUS-led research team develops novel solutions to fight the obesity gene

BioSpectrum Asia, 20 Oct 2014 Researchers develop novel solutions to fight the obesity gene