15 November 2017 | Research

A team of researchers led by Prof Lim Chwee Teck from Dept of Biomedical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed an ultra-thin microfiber sensor that can monitor the state of its wearer’s health in real-time. By monitoring one’s pulse waveform, the sensor can detect stiffness in the blood vessels caused by the build-up of fatty deposits, which could trigger a heart attack or stroke over time.

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15 November 2017 | Education, Research, Community

Thirteen NUS researchers have been identified among the world’s most influential researchers according to the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers report released by Clarivate Analytics. These eminent NUS researchers have been recognised to have consistently won peer approval from across the globe for their remarkable research in their respective fields as the research papers they have published between 2005 and 2015 were highly cited.

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15 November 2017 | General News

Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow and Mr Leonard Lim, Research Associate, both from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS noted that a greater proportion of respondents from a recent survey on Ethnic Identity picked a choice involving the Singaporean identity indicates that the notion of "Singaporean-ness" resonates with many of us. In contrast, comparatively fewer see themselves purely in ethnic terms. The writers also highlighted that many Singaporeans rate speaking English as a more important trait of being Singaporean than being able to trace one's ethnic heritage.

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15 November 2017 | General News

Prof Bryan William Van Norden, Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor from Yale-NUS College, wrote that commentators have been quick to observe that the recent Chinese Communist Party Congress guaranteed President Xi Jinping's firm grip on power for years to come, but however, few have noted the Confucian roots of his world view. Prof Van Norden felt that it was important to understand the Confucian roots of Mr Xi’s thought as the global situation is well suited for China’s rise.

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15 November 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof (Practice) Simon Poh from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School wrote that for many years, Singapore and Hong Kong have been competing to see which city has the most competitive tax regime, attracting global companies to set up entities in their territories. He opined that although tax is not the only factor impacting a firm’s choice of location, corporate tax regimes remain an important consideration affecting companies operating or intending to operate in each of these two cities. Ultimately, businesses should perform their own due diligence and look at both the tax and non-tax considerations to arrive at an informed choice.

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15 November 2017 | Research

The clinical research for the SG90 Longevity Study, by A*STAR and National University Health System, was led by Professor Koh Woon Puay from Duke-NUS Medical School and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS. The study, which began in October 2015, showed that 30 per cent of men above 90 years old had decreased cognition compared to 39 per cent in their female counterparts.

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14 November 2017 | Education, General News

NUS held a welcome lunch in honour of its new Chancellor, President Halimah Yacob, who is also an NUS alumna, former Board of Trustee member and Honorary Graduate. At the event, President Halimah unveiled the university's official flower, an orchid named Papilionanda National University of Singapore.

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14 November 2017 | Research, General News

A breakthrough discovery was made by a team of researchers led by Prof Stuart Cook, Director of the Programme in Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disorders at Duke-NUS Medical School, on a protein called interleukin 11 (IL11), which is the main protein activating and speeding up the processes of kidney and heart failure. The revelation was unprecedented, breaking down all previous misconceptions of the protein being harmless and dormant in the process of fibrosis.

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14 November 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Heng Cheng Khan Bryan, Isabella Mariska Liem, Lewis Nam Yi An and Li Wei Wang Bryan, observed that the Enterprise 50 Award winner Elixir Technology is not daunted by the odds, and has ambitious plans to be a provider of world-class solutions in the “Smart Nation” field, particularly in the domains of urban mobility, healthcare and regulatory technology (RegTech). From software engineering training and consulting to Smart Nation, Elixir has been able to transform its expertise to meet the needs of a dynamic and ever-changing economy.

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14 November 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Elaine Tan Wei Ping, Lim Yee Teng, Mok Yuin Teng and Tan Jun Hong, wrote about how Seiko Architectural Wall Systems, a building facade specialist, went through major shifts in its business model to adapt to changes in the business environment, under the leadership of its Managing Director. The authors observed that Seiko felt the pressure to innovate in order to differentiate itself from its competitors. With its dedicated team of management, Seiko has made its mark in the construction industry as a go-to facade specialist contractor.

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