17 March 2020 | General News

Dr Carol Soon of the NUS Centre for Trusted Internet and Community and the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS discussed how governments have been fighting to contain the spread of not just the virus but also of false information as well as an overwhelming volume of information on the COVID-19 outbreak that flows relentlessly across borders. She noted that this information avalanche impedes people’s information processing ability, which is already compromised by anxiety and fear in times of crisis. This problem is magnified by digital innovation, she added.

TODAY

16 March 2020 | Research

The Singapore Eye Lesion Analyser Plus, or Selena+, developed jointly by NUS School of Computing and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (Seri) has been approved for sale in Europe. The Singapore-developed tool can detect major eye problems from a photograph of the person’s eye with a greater than 90 per cent accuracy in less than two minutes.

The Straits Times

16 March 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang, Head of the Infectious Diseases Programme and Co-Director of the Leadership Institute for Global Health Transformation at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, elaborated on some key features of the COVID-19 pandemic that may be less well-known and what they mean for how Singapore tackles the outbreak.

TODAY

14 March 2020 | General News

Dr Chen Gang, Senior Research Fellow and Asst Director of Policy Research at the East Asian Institute of NUS, shared his views on the role of the government in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic and how public policy is dependent on the government, the industry and social groups working together.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 March 2020 | General News

Asst Prof Jyoti Somani and Prof Paul Ananth Tambyah from the Dept of Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine outlined two trajectories the global spread of COVID-19 could take. They also highlighted three key areas of focus in combating the virus: focus on medical developments, relook large gatherings, and encouraging testing.

CNA Online

12 March 2020 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, who is from the NUS Faculty of Law and the Rector of Tembusu College at NUS, shared aboutthe process by which Mr Daren Tang became the first Singaporean picked to head the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations. Prof Koh opined that this can be credited to Mr Tang’s credentials, Singapore’s impeccable IP record, and the support that Singapore received from other countries.

The Straits Times

11 March 2020 | Research

NUS and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) are teaming up with healthcare company Novo Nordisk to study liver disease in Asian populations. The new research collaboration, announced on 10 March 2020, will focus on one of the most common types of liver disease called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which affects more than a quarter of the global adult population. 

The Straits Times

11 March 2020 | General News

Mr Walter Woon, David Marshall Professor of Law at NUS Faculty of Law, discussed the role that Singapore has played in the history of India, and opined that the link to India is part of our national heritage. 

TODAY

10 March 2020 | General News

Four expert panellists, Assoc Prof Kenneth Mak, Visiting Consultant from the Dept of Surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; Assoc Prof Hsu Li Yang, Head of the Infectious Diseases Programme and Co-Director of the Leadership Institute for Global Health Transformation at NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; Adjunct Prof Leo Yee Sin from NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Executive Director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases; and Visiting Prof Tikki Pangestu from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS participated in an hour-long discussion on the COVID-19 disease. 

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

10 March 2020 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School and researcher and investor, Mr Chew Yi Hong opined that Singapore Exchange needs to be watchful of companies doing “auditor shopping” to get an unmodified opinion.

The Business Times