Articles tagged with 'Impact' | National University of Singapore

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2021
12
July
2021
| 18:08 Asia/Singapore
NUS researchers from the Tropical Marine Science Institute have identified 41 species of ascidians, also known as sea squirts, collected from Singapore’s southern islands during a field survey. Twenty-one of them were new records for Singapore – incl...
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08
July
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a method for secure communication that uses quantum mechanics to encrypt information. While the security of QKD is unbreakable in principle, if it is incorrectly implemented, vital information could still be stolen b...
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22
June
2021
| 10:03 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of the Ryukyus has recently identified and described a bizarre new genus and species of xanthid crab found on Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Named Mabui ...
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18
June
2021
| 09:47 Asia/Singapore
Climate change, rising populations, and shrinking farmlands are all threatening global food security. As the future of food hangs in the balance, innovative research and the development of sustainable urban food solutions could tip the scales back in...
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16
June
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), together with key stakeholders in Singapore’s data centre industry, have established a new S$23 million research programme to develop innovati...
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14
June
2021
| 10:50 Asia/Singapore
Many butterfly species bear distinct circular markings known as eyespots on their wings, and the functions of these rings of contrasting colours vary. A long-standing theory is that they serve as anti-predator defences – small eyespots along the wing...
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11
June
2021
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Advancements in wearable technology are reshaping the way we live, work and play, and also how healthcare is delivered and received. Wearables that have weaved their way into everyday life include smart watches and wireless earphones, while in the he...
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07
June
2021
| 13:00 Asia/Singapore
Cancer patients who are undergoing targeted therapy can look forward to a new blood test that could tell their doctors whether the treatment is working, within one day after the start of the treatment. This will significantly speed up the evaluation ...
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01
June
2021
| 11:03 Asia/Singapore
The discovery and development of new small-molecule compounds for therapeutic use involves a huge investment of time, effort and resources. Giving a new spin to conventional chemical synthesis, a team of researchers from the National University of Si...
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27
May
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most common lethal gynaecological cancer. Ovarian cancer is usually treated with platinum-based chemotherapy; however, a significant number of patients are resistant to such treatments and relapse soon afterward...
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21
May
2021
| 17:49 Asia/Singapore
A new carbon prospecting study by researchers from the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions posits the business opportunities in tropical forest conservation. The study outlines an economy of carbon credits, a new type of commodity for inves...
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20
May
2021
| 13:54 Asia/Singapore
Everything from the production of fertilisers and plastics, to liquid fuels and pharmaceuticals, require an important chemical reaction known as hydrogenation. This is a process involving the addition of hydrogen to unsaturated chemical bonds. Enhanc...
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18
May
2021
| 17:11 Asia/Singapore
With the rise of the digital age, the amount of WiFi sources to transmit information wirelessly between devices has grown exponentially. This results in the widespread use of the 2.4GHz radio frequency that WiFi uses, with excess signals available to...
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14
May
2021
| 12:18 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and international energy giant Shell will jointly develop novel processes to use carbon dioxide, a byproduct of industrial processes, to produce fuels and chemicals for the energy industry. ...
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12
May
2021
| 17:25 Asia/Singapore
Intelligent materials, the latest revolution in the field of materials science, can adapt their properties depending on changes in their surroundings. They can be used in everything from self-healing mobile phone screens, to shape-shifting aeroplane ...
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12
May
2021
| 09:12 Asia/Singapore
Climate change has sent global temperatures rising with an alarming number of extreme heat incidents putting the lives of urban dwellers in Asian cities at risk. Experts predict that heat will be among the most serious global health crises after the ...
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10
May
2021
| 10:26 Asia/Singapore
Robots and machines are getting smarter with the advancement of artificial intelligence, but they still lack the ability to touch and feel their subtle and complex surroundings like human beings. Now, researchers from the National University of Singa...
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06
May
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
The living organism is kept alive and healthy by an intricate network of biochemical processes. These are remarkably resilient in responding to changes in the environment, but they can sometimes go wrong. A key tenet of medicine is to understand thes...
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21
April
2021
| 14:20 Asia/Singapore
Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on Earth. Each year, about three tonnes of concrete are used per person. While the environmental impact of man-made materials like plastics has been widely publicised for decades, the dramatic effects o...
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20
April
2021
| 11:21 Asia/Singapore
Metals are one of the most widely used materials in the world - they are used in cookware, tools, electric appliances, electric wires, computer chips, jewelry and so on. With the growing demand for metal products, it is crucial to promote sustainable...
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16
April
2021
| 11:14 Asia/Singapore
Urban farming has picked up in scale and sophistication globally in recent years. Several innovative urban farming approaches have been introduced in Singapore, such as rooftop farming, optimisation of land use, the introduction of more greenery into...
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14
April
2021
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently developed a simple solution to address two of the world’s biggest problems – water scarcity and food shortage. They created a solar-powered, fully automated device cal...
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13
April
2021
| 16:55 Asia/Singapore
A recent study led by Assistant Professor Shefaly Shorey of the NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies has shown that peer support from trained volunteers using mobile technology can help new mothers who are at risk of postpartum depression. Asst P...
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12
April
2021
| 17:28 Asia/Singapore
The Precision Public Health Asia 2021 Conference (PPH Asia 2021) took place between 7 and 9 April 2021, and brought together academics, industry stakeholders, and policymakers to explore how genomics, big data, and artificial intelligence can benefit...
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09
April
2021
| 16:56 Asia/Singapore
Climate change and its potential threats have been a key area of research for NUS. To better assess the impact of climate change on Singapore’s coastal areas, a consortium led by NUS has been appointed by national water agency PUB to develop a model ...
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05
April
2021
| 08:41 Asia/Singapore
NUS has launched a new ‘Reimagine Research Initiative’ to provide seed funding for research in emerging areas, and to enable its researchers to capture opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era.The initiative provides up to S$20 million in seed funding ...
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01
April
2021
| 15:00 Asia/Singapore
Earning a higher income makes people feel more contented, confident and have a greater sense of self-pride – this was a key finding that emerged from a recent study that was conducted by Associate Professor Eddie Tong and his team from NUS Arts and S...
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18
March
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. Although it can now be treated with drugs, many of these drugs mysteriously stop working after some time, causing a relapse.Now a team of researcher...
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17
March
2021
| 10:02 Asia/Singapore
Healthy and cancer cells can look similar under a microscope. One way of differentiating them is by examining the level of acidity, or pH level, inside the cells.Tapping on this distinguishing characteristic, a research team from the National Univers...
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14
March
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Somewhere in NUS, an atom of lutetium is having a disco party. It is excited by, and gyrating in sync with, lasers in a darkened room, to the somewhat musical hum of equipment cooling fans. The outermost electron of the atom jumps up and down energet...
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