04 December 2015 | Education

A new professorship has been set up at NUS in honour of the late Mr George E Bogaars, a civil servant who was credited for his work in building up the administrative service of the country. The University received S$2.6 million in gifts from various donors to set up the George Bogaars Professorship in History, which will be established in the Department of History in the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

04 December 2015 | Research

The $25 million RNA (ribonucleic acid) Biology Centre established by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS brings together researchers from various fields to develop ways to target RNA strands to inhibit cancer.

04 December 2015 | Research

Prof Lim Tit Meng and his team from the Dept of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science found that mutated nucleophosmin proteins cause one in three acute myeloid leukaemia patients to possess cancer cells with normal-looking chromosomes by inhibiting cell death and cell differentiation.

04 December 2015 | Research

A team of scientists led by Asst Prof Sudhakar Jha from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS found that the human papilloma virus, which causes cervical cancer in humans, interacts with a protein called EDD1 to destabilise a tumour suppressor protein, TIP60.

04 December 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Alexandre Chan and PhD candidate Mr Terence Ng from the Dept of Pharmacy at NUS Faculty Science found that early-stage breast cancer patients with a variation of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene are less likely to get cognitive impairment after chemotherapy.

04 December 2015 | General News

Mr Tan Tarn How, Ms Tng Ying Hui and Mr Andrew Yeo from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS noted that voter engagement with social media content comes in various intensities and opined that to focus on the most active while ignoring the passive forms of engagement is a mistake.

04 December 2015 | General News

Prof Seeram Ramakrishna, Director of Center for Nanofibers & Nanotechnology at NUS, discussed the start-up culture in Singapore and opined that digital manufacturing is one of the most exciting challenges on the emerging innovation frontier.

04 December 2015 | Research, Education

Prof Li Chia-Wei, Distinguished Professor from the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, visited NUS under the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Professorship programme, and was hosted by Department of Biological Sciences at NUS Faculty of Science. Prof Li shared about his discovery of the earliest known animal fossils dated back to 580 million years ago.

03 December 2015 | General News

Reflecting on the incident where a Russian aircraft was shot down by two Turkish F-16 fighter jets on 24 November 2015, Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu, who is from the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at NUS Faculty of Law, opined that this has highlighted many issues in the Middle East stemming from geopolitical forces.

02 December 2015 | Education

A team of NUS engineering students have successfully built an electric-powered indoors personal flying machine, named Snowstorm, as part of a collaboration between NUS Faculty of Engineering’s Design-Centric Programme and the University Scholars Programme.