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13 February 2019 | Impact

Toxic bacteria found on microplastics in S'pore

Researchers from the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute have found toxic bacteria on microplastics — pieces of plastic smaller than 5mm — collected from the coastal areas of Singapore in a first-of-its-kind study. 

03 February 2019 | Impact

Eating less white rice may not cut diabetes risk

Researchers from NUS have shown that cutting down on white rice may not lower the risk of diabetes, if substitute foods are not carefully considered.

02 February 2019 | Impact

Cross-breeding threatens at-risk stork species

Researchers from NUS Biology have found that the conservation of the Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea), an endangered wading bird native Southeast Asia, is threatened due to crossbreeding with its more common cousin, the Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala).

28 January 2019 | Innovators

Prof Mohan Kankanhalli: Safeguarding our digital life

Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, shared his vision for how big data could be used to find new solutions to important challenges without compromising personal data privacy.

23 January 2019 | Impact

Novel device aids in muscle recovery

A team of NUS researchers has developed a novel medical device capable of harnessing a magnetic field to make muscle rehabilitation quicker and more comfortable.

21 January 2019 | Impact

New centre takes privacy seriously

NUS has launched a new $12 million centre to carry out cutting-edge research aimed at managing the fundamental trade-off between the usefulness of accessible information and the risk of privacy breaches.

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