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22 May 2019 | Impact

Harnessing AI for better cognitive training

Results of a pilot study conducted by NUS researchers provided evidence that an artificial intelligence known as CURATE.AI has the potential to enhance learning, and could pave the way for promising applications in personalised digital therapy, including the prevention of cognitive decline.

22 May 2019 | Impact

Easier access to microscopes for research

11 microscopes at the NUS Mechanobiology Institute can now be used without obtaining a license first. A decade ago, NUS requested this policy change from the National Environment Agency, and the licensing regulations were altered in October 2018 to promote research efficiency and collaboration.

21 May 2019 | Impact

Sound solutions to low frequency noise

NUS researchers have shown that novel noise reduction blocks could effectively reduce low frequency noise disturbance six times more effectively than commonly used noise barriers.

17 May 2019 | Insights

Protection from hand, foot, and mouth disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a highly contagious infection that if overlooked can have life-threatening consequences. Associate Professor Sylvie Alonso from NUS Microbiology and Immunology explained that identifying attributes in our own cells might be the key for tackling this disease.

16 May 2019 | Insights

Closing in on neurological and sensory disorders

The rise of neurological and sensory disorders worldwide has been fuelled by longer life expectancies and increased neurodegenerative risk factors. Now, with the need for reliable and affordable therapeutics, umbilical cord lining cell-based regenerative medicine holds great promise for patients.

12 May 2019 | Impact

Anti-cancer properties uncovered in plants

NUS researchers examined the anti-cancer properties of seven medicinal plants native to Southeast Asia, and found three to be promising against seven different types of cancers.

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