19 June 2017 | Research

A study by a team of researchers from various institutions, including NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School, found that a fetus’s immune system is developed as early as the second trimester of pregnancy, and may be able to initiate immune responses independently of a mother’s immune system. The scientists also discovered that an unborn baby’s immune system contains a unique mechanism to prevent rejection of the mother’s cells, even as it develops independently.

Lianhe Zaobao

18 June 2017 | Research, General News

A study led by Assoc Prof Wong Mee Lian of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS has found that when it comes to risky sexual behavior, counselling has surfaced as a surprising way to help persuade young men – but not young women – to abstain from premarital sex. The study was a follow-up to an earlier one in 2009 that identified what makes it likelier for teens here to have premarital sex.

The Sunday Times

17 June 2017 | Research

Assoc Prof Alexander Ling, Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS and Theme Leader at the NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research & Development Laboratory, highlighted that Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) offers an alternative to encryption techniques which are “quantum safe”. He also shared that CQT researchers pioneered the development of entanglement-based key distribution and are collaborating with the NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research & Development Laboratory to prepare local optical fibre for QKD technology, aimed at securing critical infrastructure and sensitive communications.

The Straits Times

17 June 2017 | General News

Dr Ivan Low, Research Fellow from the Dept of Physiology at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine shared on three main physiological attributes which contribute to performance in distance running, namely, maximum oxygen uptake, running economy and lactate threshold.

The Straits Times

15 June 2017 | Education

NUS has been placed 27th in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017, and continues to be among the world’s top 30 universities in the rankings.

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15 June 2017 | Research, General News

Asst Prof Vincent Pang Junxiong of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research at NUS, together with Prof Leo Yee Sin, Director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology and Clinical Director of the Communicable Disease Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, looked at the progress in dealing with dengue, a disease that knows no boundaries, as the region marks ASEAN Dengue Day.

The Straits Times

14 June 2017 | General News

Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences felt the fact that immigrant students in Singapore fared better than native students is, in some sense, reassuring because it suggests that immigrants do not dilute the quality of the peer group which native children are exposed to. Consequently, exposure to immigrant peers is unlikely to hurt native children but might actually enhance their achievement.

The Straits Times

13 June 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, Director of Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations and Deputy Head of the Department of Strategy and Policy at the NUS Business School opined that it is not the top-down centralised mandate that is often instrumental to get results; what is more important is the bottom-up decentralised actions that make or break the success of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Business Times

13 June 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that Machiavellianism has become fashionable again in the world today. He felt this is because of the current political crises happening in many parts of the world, such as the US, Russia, India and Turkey.

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12 June 2017 | Research

A study led by Asst Prof Yu Rongjun, from the Dept of Psychology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology at NUS, found that the elderly donate more to strangers than younger adults do, even when such generosity is unlikely to be reciprocated.

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