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26 March 2019 | Impact

Lower debt, higher cognitive function

Dr Ong Qiyan and Associate Professor Irene Ng from NUS Arts and Social Sciences with Associate Professor Walter Theseira from SUSS School of Business, have demonstrated that the psychological impact of debt adds on to the financial burden, making it tougher for the poor to escape poverty.

23 March 2019 | Innovators

Tailoring cancer care with AI system

Professor Dean Ho, Director of the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology at NUS, and Assistant Professor Edward Chow, from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, have created an artificial intelligence system which optimises drug selection and dosage to improve treatment of diseases.

22 March 2019 | Insights

Making world leaders care about water

In conjunction with World Water Day, Dr Cecilia Tortajada from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy described why a global approach is needed to solve water problems and how political leaders still need to be convinced.

20 March 2019 | Insights

Why people underestimate the impact of climate change

NUS' Professor Phoon Kok Kwang and Dr Olivia Jensen from the Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk used big data and rigorous evaluation to explain why public perception to the risk of climate change is often misjudged.

18 March 2019 | Impact

Transparent and self-healing electronic skin

NUS researchers have created a new skin-like material that is conductive, transparent, and can repair itself in both wet and dry conditions.

12 March 2019 | Impact

Mushrooms may reduce risk of cognitive decline

NUS researchers found seniors who ate more than 300 grams of cooked mushrooms a week were half as likely to have mild cognitive impairment

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