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17 January 2020 | Insights

Looking to 2020: Two main risks to the business landscape

Global climate change and geopolitical tensions — especially US-China relations — will pose risks to businesses this year, writes Professor Danny Quah, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS. Companies can stay the course by returning to fundamentals and providing society what it needs.

16 January 2020 | Impact

World’s first ultra-high resolution 3D map of human brain

NUS scientists are part of an international team producing a first-of-its-kind ultra-high resolution 3D comprehensive map of the neural network within the human brain. This effort could lead to more effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases in the future.

15 January 2020 | Impact

New bandage material helps clots blood without sticking to wound

Researchers from NUS Engineering, together with scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland, have developed a bandage that both helps blood to clot and does not stick to wounds — the first time these properties have been combined in one material.

15 January 2020 | Insights

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Laos

Dr Simon Rowedder from NUS Southeast Asian Studies gave his insights into China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the strategy of Laos to dramatically increase their land links.

14 January 2020 | Impact

Breakthrough in cancer diagnosis using big data analytics

An NUS team has developed a personalised assessment tool which can detect the incidence of cancer, predict patient survivability and determine patient suitability for immunotherapy cancer treatment.

13 January 2020 | Impact

A low-power, highly responsive and reusable sweat pH monitor

Dehydrated, low on sugar or at risk of skin infection? A wearable sensor created by NUS researchers can now tell from your sweat. The innovative sweat pH monitor could easily be integrated into existing smartwatches or fitness trackers at low cost.

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10 new bird taxa discovered in islands of Wallacea
NUS scientists create world’s first monolayer amorphous film
Looking to 2020: The global outlook for the year
Knighthood for Professor Anthony Cheetham
The long tradition of astronomy
Benefits of co-operation amidst competition