Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Director of the Institute for Health Innovation & Technology at NUS, comments on how new technology — everything from smart insoles to microfluidic biochips — is leading the way towards better disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Associate Professor Albert Lau from NUS History discusses how recent findings have revised the notion that "modern" Singapore started in 1819, and gives his insights on what this longer historical timeline means for our national identity.
Researchers from NUS Pharmacy and NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have discovered a control mechanism that regulates the traffic of cells and substances across blood vessels. This effect can have a significant impact on cancer metastasis.
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.
Researchers from Duke-NUS have found the mechanism behind how dormant neural stem cells in fruit flies (left) are activated (right) to stimulate the generation of new brain cells. If similar mechanisms apply to humans, this discovery could potentially help people with brain injuries or diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
A satellite weighing just 2.6 kilogrammes designed by the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS was deployed into orbit on 17 June. It is hoped that the nanosatellite will advance the field of cyber security by demonstrating the phenomenon of "quantum entanglement" in space.
Sea anemones are common animals in many marine habitats, but the identities and classification of most tropical species remain poorly established. For the first time in over a century, NUS researchers were able to re-establish the identity of a Phymanthus sea anemone.