06 April 2019 | Research

A study led by Prof A. Vathsala, Co-director of the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation at National University Hospital, and Assoc Prof Paul MacAry, Director of the NUS Life Sciences Institute, has discovered the structures of proteins associated with organ transplant rejection, which could lead to the development of inhibitors that can prevent or treat chronic rejection.

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05 April 2019 | Research

Professor Konstantin Novoselov, who is part of the duo behind the revolutionary supermaterial graphene, joins NUS as Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering on 8 April 2019.

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05 April 2019 | Community, General News

The Centre for Family and Population Research at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences celebrated its fifth anniversary on 5 April 2019. At the event, Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Desmond Lee encouraged further joint studies between researchers and policymakers in the areas of divorces, ageing families and transnational families.

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05 April 2019 | General News

Dr Nisha Mathew, Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute and Asia Research Institute at NUS discussed the signs that showed the curtailing of the powers of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by Saudi Arabia’s leader King Salman, following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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05 April 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Tan Khee Giap, Co-director of the Asia Competitiveness Institute at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS and Mr Tan Yan Yi looked at how Japan could rebuild its soft power by refocusing its trade and investment efforts in Southeast Asia. They discussed a report published by the Institute which found that business elites in Asean saw Japan as the most trustworthy and welcomed country among the major powers.

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04 April 2019 | Research

A team of researchers led by Assoc Prof Yeoh Khay Guan of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS received a grant from National Medical Research Council for their development of a blood test for detecting early gastric cancer. If approved by the Health Science Authority, it will be the first such test in the world and may be available by the end of this year.

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04 April 2019 | General News

Dr Carol Soon and Mr Shawn Goh, both of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, opined that the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill on its own is insufficient and a whole-of-society approach is required to increase people’s competency to tackle the scourge. They added that while the Bill provides a calibrated response to the problem of online falsehoods, more can be done to ensure nimbleness in intervention and prevention.

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04 April 2019 | Research, General News

A new report, called Avoiding potholes in listed companies, by Assoc Prof Mak Yeun Teen of NUS Business School purported to help investors spot early signs of trouble, using a model that analysed a company’s business model and its key events and transactions.

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03 April 2019 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School noted that Singapore’s financial watchdogs show their teeth, but appear to lack bite. He felt that there remains a lack of public enforcement actions against key players in the corporate governance ecosystem, such as director, auditors and sponsors.

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02 April 2019 | Education

PhD students from NUS and NTU will be able to enrol for courses in both universities under a new student exchange programme from 1 June 2019. This would result in a much broader and richer spectrum of PhD course offerings that students from both universities could benefit from.

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