24 May 2018 | General News

In conjunction with Pentas Budaya 2018, the NUS Malay Language Society (PBMUKS) will be staging a play themed ‘Bisikan Sukma’ on 29 June and 30 June 2018 to increase mental health awareness and encourage those facing related issues to seek treatment. PBMUKS will also be hosting a forum session on mental health recovery and support.

Berita Harian

23 May 2018 | Research

A study by Duke-NUS Medical School found that patients who suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, saw significant improvements in their condition after being administered small doses of a drug prescribed for certain hormonal disorders in a clinical trial.

Channel 8 News Online, The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and more

23 May 2018 | General News

Dr Kostas Glinos from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, discussed the reasons to regulate or enforce codes of conduct or ethics for artificial intelligence (AI) in a world increasingly run by it.

The Straits Times

23 May 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof (Practice) Simon Poh from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School, observed that Malaysia’s move to remove the goods and services tax might lead to growth in the long term but it cannot escape a widening fiscal deficit in the short term which has knock-on effects for its competitiveness.

Channel NewsAsia Online

22 May 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, opined that the political reforms which were introduced after the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, were in response to what had happened prior to the Congress, such as corruption that is on the rise within the ruling party.

Lianhe Zaobao

22 May 2018 | General News

Mr Mike Hou from the Dept of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, questioned whether Singaporeans are being defined only by their achievements.

TODAY

21 May 2018 | Research

A research team from the Dept of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty of Science, Duke-NUS Medical School, National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital found that a laboratory-synthesised chemical substance called C7 can be used to increase the number of stem cells harvested from umbilical cords. This will help overcome a current challenge of cell levels being too low to help patients recover.

Capital 95.8FM, The Straits Times, The New Paper, and more

20 May 2018 | General News

Dr Zhang Weina from the Department of Finance at NUS Business School opined that impact investing is an alternative but important consideration for investors who care about the environmental and social impact of their capital investment.

The Sunday Times

19 May 2018 | Research

Life3 Biotech, a foodtech NUS start-up which has developed a plant product Veego, was featured in this report on synthetic food made from novel ingredients.

Lianhe Zaobao

18 May 2018 | General News

At the 29th Singapore Economic Roundtable organised by the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS and The Business Times, economists flagged key risks on the horizon, including rising oil prices due to geopolitical uncertainties, as well as faster-than-expected interest rate hikes which could destabilise financial markets in the region.

The Business Times