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18 November 2019 | Impact

Researchers find pig DNA in seafood products

NUS researchers have uncovered one of the worst cases of food mislabelling in Singapore, with pig DNA being found in seafood and expensive ingredients being swapped out for cheaper substitutes.

15 November 2019 | Impact

Plant-rich diets reduce cognitive impairment risk in old age

Researchers have found that diets that are rich in plant-based foods and low in red meat and sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with a reduced risk of cognitive impairment in old age.

08 November 2019 | Impact

NUS scientists discover enzyme’s role in aggressive form of cancer

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore uncovered an enzyme which could serve as a potential biomarker for 'natural killer T cell lymphoma' and could lead to new targeting routes for treatment.

07 November 2019 | Impact

NUS deep-learning AI system puts Singapore on global map of big data analytics

The NUS system, called Apache SINGA, enables users globally to use free software to develop cutting-edge AI solutions such as image recognition, disease prediction and advanced malware detection.

06 November 2019 | Impact

Smartphone device detects harmful algae in 15 minutes

A team of engineers from NUS has developed a highly sensitive system that uses a smartphone to detect the presence of toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes.

06 November 2019 | Impact

NUS centre pushes for 3D-printed implants in humans

Complicated operations like skull reconstruction and hip replacement could receive a fillip through a new tie-up. The NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing wants to get certification for its 3D-printed implants to be used in humans and has partnered TÜV SÜD, a German safety and quality multinational.

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