14 January 2020 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS noted the similarities between current China-US relations and US-Soviet relations during the Cold War period. He opined that there is little chance of war or severing of ties between the two nations due to their nuclear abilities; and if the US remains a capitalist country and China retains its policy of openness.

Lianhe Zaobao

14 January 2020 | General News

Prof Tan Huay Cheem, Director of the National University Heart Centre and Professor at the Dept of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine observed that fake information or misleading reports in the medical field can take root quickly and spread via the Internet. He opined that the medical community should spare no effort in combating false information, and always remain vigilant and safeguard the truth.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 January 2020 | Research

Prof Lim Chwee Teck from the Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering and recent PhD graduate Dr Lim Su Bin, had developed a new personalised tool, called Tumour Matrisome Index, that can detect cancer, predict patient survival and also how well a cancer patient would respond to immunotherapy.

Lianhe Zaobao, The Straits Times

13 January 2020 | Research, General News

A research team from Duke-NUS Medical School’s Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders Programme, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, National Heart Centre Singapore and the Singapore-based biotech company, Enleofen Bio had discovered the role of a specific protein – interleukin 11 (IL-11) – in fibrotic diseases of the liver, lung, kidney, eye, skin and heart.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 January 2020 | General News

Dr Simon Rowedder from the Dept of Southeast Asian Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences commented that the China’s Belt and Road Initiative should not be understood one-sidedly as a powerful Chinese campaign operating in the empty space and passive frontier of a weak Lao state.

The Business Times Online

13 January 2020 | General News

Prof Bernard Yeung, Stephen Riady Distinguished Prof in Finance and Strategic Management from NUS Business School conducted a talk titled ‘Learning from the Past and the Present: the Hong Kong Protests of 2019’ on 11 Jan 2020 at the Chui Huay Lim Club.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 January 2020 | General News

Mr Alex Capri, Visiting Senior Fellow from the Dept of Analytics & Operations at NUS Business School opined that America and China are not engaged in a “trade war”, and the two superpowers are locked in a much bigger systemic rivalry that will fracture the global economic landscape in ways unseen since the Cold War between America and the former Soviet Union.

CNA Online

12 January 2020 | Research, General News

Almost half of Singapore’s native butterfly species have disappeared over the past 160 years, with the loss of specific plants and deforestation being key drivers of the local extinctions. Authors of the research which was published in the scientific journal Biological Conservation, hailed from institutions such as NUS, BirdLife International and the London Natural History Museum.

The Sunday Times, Lianhe Zaobao Online

12 January 2020 | Research, General News

A team of NUS researchers has created a colour changing pH sensor that can tell if the user is dehydrated, low on sugar or a risk of skin infection, by measuring how acidic or alkaline the sweat is, using less than a drop of sweat. The sensor can be integrated easily into existing fitness trackers and smartwatches at a low cost.

The Sunday Times

10 January 2020 | General News

Dr Alessandro Arduino of the Middle East Institute at NUS discussed the ramifications of recent US-Iran tensions on China’s interests.

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