Researchers from Duke-NUS have discovered that the dengue virus changes its shape through mutations in the Envelope (E) protein to resist vaccines and therapeutics. Now that the role of this specific protein has been identified, new dengue treatment approaches could be explored.
NUS researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug which can specifically target and destroy the energy production centres of cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. By encasing the drug in a nanoparticle, it also has fewer toxic side-effects than current treatments.
Researchers from the NUS Institute for Health Innovation & Technology developed the novel STAMP technology that could sensitively and accurately detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine the disease aggressiveness from the least invasive biopsies.
This corallimorpharian (Corynactis sp.) with tentacles and mouth protruding was found at Pulau Ubin as part of a study to establish the diversity and distribution of corallimorpharians in Singapore.
A ‘triangulene’ molecule, observed with a Scanning Tunnelling Microscope and a Non-Contact Atomic Force Microscope, was synthesised by NUS chemists fusing 15 benzene rings together. These molecules could be used in the development of next generation molecular spintronic devices.
Using theoretical equations, NUS researchers have predicted locations of atomic defects in the 2D material WSe2 (right) and confirmed their position (left). This breakthrough reveals the origins of certain light emission properties in WSe2 and may improve optical performances in other 2D materials.