01 August 2019 | Research

Prof Dario Campana from the Dept of Paediatrics at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine developed the CAR-T cell immunotherapy, which involves drawing immune cells from a patient's blood and equipping each with a Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) - a receptor which binds itself to a specific protein on the cancer cells. This enables the immune cells to track down cancer cells and kill them.

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01 August 2019 | General News

NUS and Beijing-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Pensees Technology have signed a research collaboration agreement related to a new AI-based camera system which allows for higher quality images and facilitates deep learning processes. The system could be applied to surveillance cameras or mounted on AI robots and autonomous vehicles. 

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01 August 2019 | Research, General News

The third edition of the Governance Index for Trusts (GIFT) authored by Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School and active investor Chew Yi Hong, released on 1 Aug 2019, showed that Singapore’s listed real estate investment trusts and business trusts have continued to better their performance in managing governance and business risks. GIFT 2019 indicated that the average combined governance and business risk score of the 46 listed trusts assessed has increased from 62.2 in 2017, to 65.6 in 2018, and to 68.0 this year. 

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01 August 2019 | General News

Asst Prof Imran Tajudeen from the Dept of Architecture at NUS School of Design and Environment conducted a lecture entitled Viewing Singapore From A Broadened Straits Malay Perspective, 1699-1819. The talk was under the “Singapore History Series – Seven Centuries In Six Episodes”, that is organised as part of the SkillsFuture Festival in collaboration with the Singapore Bicentennial Office.

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30 July 2019 | Research

Survey findings of a study on race, religion and language by the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS and racial harmony advocacy group OnePeople.sg found that interracial and inter-religious harmony in Singapore is improving.

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30 July 2019 | General News

In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, ST Telemedia launched three bond-free scholarships for Singaporean students from disadvantaged backgrounds, valued at an aggregate of up to about $4 million for a period of seven years. Besides a scholarship with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, the company is also establishing the ST Telemedia Scholarship for a Master in International Affairs programme at the school.

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30 July 2019 | General News

Prof Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Faculty of Law, discussed whether as computers surpass human intelligence and take on greater responsibilities, if they should be given rights as well.

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30 July 2019 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that there was a need to make a choice between economic development and rights protection in light of the uncertainties in the world today.

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29 July 2019 | Research

NUS, ComfortDelGro, Inchcape Singapore and EasyMile announced that the NUSmart Shuttle, a self-driving shuttle bus, has begun taking passengers from 30 Jul 2019 in a year-long trial to study the commercial viability of the service, after undergoing road tests for one-and-a-half months. The autonomous shuttle, which can carry up to 12 people, will service a 1.6km route, starting from the innovation 4.0 building and will travel between Heng Mui Keng Terrace and Business Link at NUS’ Kent Ridge campus. 

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29 July 2019 | Research

The Mandai Insect Survey – a two-year project that studies the rich insect diversity in the secondary forests of the Mandai precinct that is led by Dr Hwang Wei Song and Dr Ang Yuchen, NUS lecturers who are also curators of the entomological collections at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS – is among four local environmental research projects awarded a total of $600,000 by the Mandai Park Development to study conditions in the Mandai precinct and help identify ways to address the impact of developments to turn the area into an eco-tourism hub. 

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