05 April 2015 | Research

Assoc Prof Antonia Monteiro from the Dept of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science, and the Science Division at Yale-NUS College, shared her team's research on butterfly species that have colourful, concentric circles on the edges of their wings, known as eyespots. The research showed that the butterflies evolved the eyespots about 90 million years ago, possibly as a defence to draw predators away from the more vulnerable parts of the insect's body.

03 April 2015 | Research

A study led by Prof Eric Finkelstein and Asst Prof Chetna Malhotra from the Lien Centre for Palliative Care at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School had found that cancer patients reaching the end of their lives would rather pay more to die at home than spend on treatment to extend their lives.

03 April 2015 | Research

A team of researchers led by Associate Professor Li Zhi from the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering have developed three new techniques to produce biodiesel entirely from waste grease at low cost.

03 April 2015 | Education

A project by two NUS High School of Mathematics and Science students who were mentored by Prof Chua Soo Jin from NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is among the six projects that will represent Singapore at the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May 2015.

03 April 2015 | General News

Ambassador K Kesavapany, from Asia Research Institute at NUS, highlighted that Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi shares several of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's ideals in improving the lot of their people, and noted that in the realm of foreign policy, similarities of approach can also be found in the early initiatives of the two leaders.

03 April 2015 | General News

At the 'Union Budget of India 2015: Modi Government's Economic Vision and the Road Ahead' panel discussion organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS, India's High Commissioner to Singapore HE Ms Vijay Thakur Singh emphasised that the Budget laid out a roadmap for long-term growth, spelt out steps to promote the ease of doing business in the country, and sought to catalyse infrastructure investments for India.

02 April 2015 | General News

Discussing his views on the emergence of China as a rising power and how this would affect the region and the world over the next 50 years, Prof Wang Gungwu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute at NUS, opined that China now possesses the conditions that will allow it to return to its 'centre of the world' status.

01 April 2015 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, Special Adviser to the Institute of Policy Studies, opined that the intra-ethnic and racial riots of the past seem unthinkable today due to concerted efforts to rein in the tribal instinct and vigil maintenance.

01 April 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuan Teen from NUS Business School and his co-author Mr Chew Yi Hong opined that issuers, regulators, shareholders, service providers and other stakeholders can all play a role in enhancing shareholder participation in general meetings and in making these meetings more effective.

31 March 2015 | General News

The 2015 Singapore Health Inspirational Patient and Caregiver Award organised by the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre recognised 23 patients for their bravery and positivity as they faced serious illnesses and awarded nine caregivers for their determination to help their loved ones overcome health problems.