Articles tagged with 'Impact' | National University of Singapore

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2020
23
November
2020
| 02:25 Europe/Amsterdam
Two original pages from the handwritten draft of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, along with rare letters, and never-before-seen reading notes are to be added to Darwin OnlineAn extraordinary collection of priceless manuscripts of naturalist Charle...
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20
November
2020
| 01:55 Europe/Amsterdam
Bees play the crucial role of pollination in natural habitats and in crops important to humans. However, there is sparse data about the distribution of bee species around the world. This lack of information affects our ability to deal with bee popula...
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16
November
2020
| 03:16 Europe/Amsterdam
For decades, scientists and doctors have been searching for a cure for cancer. Now, researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at NUS have taken a significant step forward with a new concept that could ultimately resul...
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10
November
2020
| 07:42 Europe/Amsterdam
Many smartphone applications, such as speech-to-text program and Google Assistant, are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Companies also use AI to improve marketing strategies, recommend products and services to users, or even generate predicti...
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04
November
2020
| 02:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Automating the collection and presentation of healthcare data is crucial in the fight against COVID-19 – it adds capacity to screening efforts by automating routine tasks, thereby allowing frontline staff such as dormitory operators and healthcare wo...
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02
November
2020
| 03:24 Europe/Amsterdam
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability. Unlike rigid devices, being elastic and pliable makes their performance less repeatable. The vari...
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29
October
2020
| 09:59 Europe/Amsterdam
The NUS research team led by Associate Professor Yan Ning (left) and Assistant Professor Zhou Kang (right) has developed an integrated upcycling process to produce high-value amino acids from waste materials The shells of crustaceans and wood waste ...
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22
October
2020
| 11:04 Europe/Amsterdam
Common standards will accelerate digitalisation and unify operations of global maritime and port industries The Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP) under NUS Engineering is collaborating with 12 interna...
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20
October
2020
| 13:55 Europe/Amsterdam
A photo of Beijing’s skyline on a polluted day. The study revealed that poor outdoor air is a strong push factor in consumers’ use of food delivery services in China When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food del...
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20
October
2020
| 13:50 Europe/Amsterdam
Breathonix is founded by Dr Jia Zhunan (left) and Mr Du Fang (middle). With them is NUS Deputy President (Innovation & Enterprise) Professor Freddy Boey (right).Breathonix Pte Ltd, a spin-off company from NUS, has developed an easy-to-use breath test...
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06
October
2020
| 09:43 Europe/Amsterdam
Different species of flatworms possess rich physical markings. (Photo: Rene Ong and Samantha Tong) Detracting from the generalised impression of typical worms with long cylindrical tube-like bodies – polyclad flatworms are a unique group of free-liv...
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05
October
2020
| 10:35 Europe/Amsterdam
Dr Boyd Anderson from the NUS School of Computing worked on the development of MANA 2.0 as an affordable and portable solution for capturing clinical gait measurements Gait analysis is an important clinical measurement used for medical diagnosis of ...
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30
September
2020
| 09:16 Europe/Amsterdam
The new species of tree-spider crab Leptarma biju (pictured here without claws) is the first of the genus Leptarma to be reported from India. (Photo: Abdul Riyas) A new species of tree-spider crab, Leptarma biju, has been uncovered from the mangrove...
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21
September
2020
| 09:30 Europe/Amsterdam
The smartphone-powered suit – pictured here with a design which resembles the motif on Spider-Man’s suit – is designed by a team led by Asst Prof John Ho (left). With him are two members of the research team: Dr Lin Rongzhou (centre) and Dr Kim Han-...
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16
September
2020
| 08:30 Europe/Amsterdam
The new programme will focus on two research projects: Enterprise Digital Platform as the backbone of smart city solutions, and Urban Traffic Flow Management systems to alleviate traffic congestion NUS and ST Engineering are collaborating on a S$9 m...
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09
September
2020
| 09:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Duke-NUS Medical School has joined forces with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore Civil Defence Force, and SingHealth to set up the Prehospital Emergency and Research Centre, the first-of-its-kind in Singapore https://www.du...
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08
September
2020
| 13:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Assoc Prof Duong Hai-Minh (centre) and his team from NUS Mechanical Engineering developed a technique that converts pineapple leaf fibres into ultra-light, biodegradable aerogels. Pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants, and they a...
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07
September
2020
| 13:45 Europe/Amsterdam
An NUS Libraries Digital Scholarship team has collaborated with the National Centre for Infectious Diseases to build a platform showcasing the research done in Singapore on infectious diseases as well as the people involved in the field https://libd...
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07
September
2020
| 11:13 Europe/Amsterdam
The LetsCheck website showing the results of a user’s search. In an age where information can be disseminated quickly through social media, it is easy to communicate with our loved ones, and share stories that inspire. Yet, it is through these same ...
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25
August
2020
| 12:06 Europe/Amsterdam
A magnified image captured by the device used to perform STAR assay. Different fluorescent intensities reflect the length variations in individual telomere molecules The plastic tips attached to the ends of shoelaces keep them from fraying. Telomere...
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24
August
2020
| 13:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Duke-NUS researchers, together with collaborators from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and A*STAR’s Singapore Immunology Network, have shown that COVID-19 patients infected with a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 had better clinical outcomes ht...
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24
August
2020
| 10:54 Europe/Amsterdam
A team of researchers from NUS Computer Science has created a novel attack model called SpiKey that uses a smartphone microphone to infer the shape of a victim’s physical key. In this way, hackers could create a new key to unlock one’s tumbler lock ...
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20
August
2020
| 12:30 Europe/Amsterdam
The InfinityGlove™ was developed by a team of NUS researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck (left). With him are two members of the research team, Dr Yeo Joo Chuan (centre) and Dr Yu Longteng (right). Simply flex your index finger to fire your wea...
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18
August
2020
| 08:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Nursery seedlings beginning to flourish in Sungai Tohor, Riau, after a community-based peatland restoration project. (Photo: Assistant Professor Janice Ser Huay Lee) Reforestation is a promising nature-based climate solution. However, there are prac...
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17
August
2020
| 11:24 Europe/Amsterdam
The study found that PM2.5 pollution led to the closing of windows and running of air-conditioners more intensively, increasing households’ electricity consumption A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from NUS Economics revea...
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12
August
2020
| 11:09 Europe/Amsterdam
These two images depict the devastating effects of osteoporosis. Image A shows a normal mineralised bone matrix (in green) surrounded by bone-forming osteoblasts (in magenta), whereas Image B shows reduced mineral bone matrix and large lesions (see ...
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05
August
2020
| 11:53 Europe/Amsterdam
The SGTI has surged to an all-time high score as companies improved their corporate governance practices Singapore-listed companies have shown greater transparency even as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on businesses. The Singapore Governance and Transparenc...
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03
August
2020
| 17:05 Europe/Amsterdam
The three-day symposium explored the potential for future collaborative neuroscience projects between NUS and UCL NUS and University College London (UCL) hosted the three-day NUS-UCL Virtual Neurobiology Symposium on 2, 9 and 15 July 2020 to explo...
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27
July
2020
| 08:36 Europe/Amsterdam
Anterior view of Bathynomus raksasa, a new species of giant isopod (Photo: SJADES 2018) A new species of deep-sea giant isopod, which was named Bathynomus raksasa, has been described by researchers from NUS and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (...
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25
July
2020
| 11:40 Europe/Amsterdam
CSI Singapore researchers Asst Prof Anand Jeyasekharan (left) and Assoc Prof Edward Chow (centre) with Madam Peggy Tay, who had responded well to QPOP-defined treatment and her lymphoma is in remission An AI-driven digital medicine platform, called ...
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