Articles tagged with 'Impact' | National University of Singapore

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2021
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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11
March
2021
| 14:05 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from NUS and National Parks Board (NParks) has discovered a new species of firefly from Nee Soon Swamp Forest, the last remaining freshwater swamp forest in Singapore. This is the first time since 1909 that a new species of lumi...
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02
March
2021
| 15:12 Asia/Singapore
The largest number of species named after a single person is often attributed to the German polymath and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. The impressive list contains about 400 species and includes everything from penguins to perennials. But in a n...
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25
February
2021
| 10:21 Asia/Singapore
X-ray imaging is widely used in areas such as healthcare and forensic science, but existing X-ray machines are unable to capture curved three-dimensional (3D) objects at high resolution, and they are also relatively expensive. Now, an international t...
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23
February
2021
| 15:28 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from NUS Design and Environment and Yale-NUS College have joined hands with ETH Zurich and other Singapore universities to embark on Future Cities Lab Global (FCL Global) – an international, interdisciplinary research collaboration that a...
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13
February
2021
| 09:11 Asia/Singapore
Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University have shown that bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia harbour SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses.The new study, published in Nature Communications, is the first to re...
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09
February
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Using huge, monstrous machines to make tiny and intricate things sounds counterintuitive or even counterproductive. But at the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS) of NUS, this represents the cutting edge of technology. It enables the SSLS to no...
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04
February
2021
| 14:35 Asia/Singapore
Today’s digital world generates vast amounts of data every second. Hence, there is a need for memory chips that can store more data in less space, as well as the ability to read and write that data faster while using less energy.Researchers from the ...
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03
February
2021
| 15:08 Asia/Singapore
Home owners, especially those staying in noisy districts, can look forward to greater living comfort with a new invention by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) that reduces outdoor noise...
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02
February
2021
| 10:17 Asia/Singapore
For vegetables to grow well, it is not enough to just give them sunlight and water. They need a whole community of micro-organisms to help them grow healthily.Now, a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Associat...
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29
January
2021
| 14:17 Asia/Singapore
Singapore has warmed notably since the mid-1970s when rapid urbanisation took place, at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade according to the Meteorological Service Singapore. The rate is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsiu...
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29
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School have found that the COVID-19 pandemic causes anxiety or depression in a third of adults, and that women, younger adults, and those of lower socioeconomic status are more susceptible. Their findings raise aware...
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28
January
2021
| 16:25 Asia/Singapore
NUS has long-standing ties with universities in the German city of Berlin and academics from both sides should tap on these links to further their research, a recent webinar heard.Joint calls and events are in the works, with the aim of allowing rese...
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28
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Blood is vital to life, and a healthy body replenishes worn-out blood cells with new ones throughout one’s lifetime. If something goes wrong with this process, serious illness will result.Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) ha...
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26
January
2021
| 08:31 Asia/Singapore
Singapore is in the midst of its Smart Nation transformation, and researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have a new invention that could take it a big step forward.It is a network of smart electrical sockets controlled by a central...
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19
January
2021
| 10:01 Asia/Singapore
Some say future wars will be fought over water, and a billion people around the world are already struggling to find enough water to live. Now, researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are coming to the rescue. They have created a su...
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14
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
A team of NUS scientists led by Dr Polly Leilei Chen from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has discovered a previously unknown mechanism of cancer formation, the understanding of which may lead to more eff...
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11
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Good news for those who need a cuppa to start the day. Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks that are packed with gut-friendly live probiotics.Supervised by Associate Professor Li...
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