Articles tagged with 'Impact' | National University of Singapore

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2022
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September
2022
| 10:02 Asia/Singapore
“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality,” education activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai once said. To make a brighter future was exactly what brought Nobel Prize laureates, international e...
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01
September
2022
| 10:10 Asia/Singapore
According to the World Health Organisation, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years and older by the year 2030. Along with a rapidly ageing population, countries will face paradigm shifts in the needs of its people in areas such as healthcar...
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19
August
2022
| 13:35 Asia/Singapore
Singapore’s biodiversity has a rich history that dates back as far as the 18th century. Many explorers and naturalists have passed through Singapore during that time, collecting samples of plants and animals and bringing them back to their country to...
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17
August
2022
| 14:00 Asia/Singapore
Imagine being able to generate electricity by harnessing moisture in the air around you with just everyday items like sea salt and a piece of fabric, or even powering everyday electronics with a non-toxic battery that is as thin as paper. A team of r...
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16
August
2022
| 15:00 Asia/Singapore
When sexual conflict results in reproductive strategies that only benefit one of the sexes, it may result in evolutionary arms races. Male spiders have evolved behavioural mating strategies to improve their chances of mating despite the risk of being...
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16
August
2022
| 09:45 Asia/Singapore
A first-of-its-kind study led by Associate Professor Jia Lile from the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences found that extreme debtors have a low capacity to regulate their behavio...
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10
August
2022
| 16:30 Asia/Singapore
NUS Computing will co-host and operate a blockchain research centre alongside the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) to advance cutting-edge research into blockchain technology, deepen blockchain capabilities and support indus...
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08
August
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
In the face of challenges posed by climate change, population increase and potential food-chain disruptions caused by pandemics and natural calamities, ensuring an adequate supply food for the coming decades requires a significant change in crop grow...
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01
August
2022
| 14:00 Asia/Singapore
The main challenges associated with existing lung cancer drugs are severe side effects and drug resistance. There is hence a constant need to explore new molecules for improving the survival rate and quality of life of lung cancer patients.In Indian ...
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29
July
2022
| 22:22 Asia/Singapore
Eight distinguished educators, researchers and professionals were feted for exemplifying excellence in their respective spheres at the NUS University Awards 2022. The annual Awards pay tribute to those who are trailblazers in their fields and have ma...
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29
July
2022
| 09:30 Asia/Singapore
Singapore has the largest ant diversity in the world, according to a new study conducted by scientists from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) under the NUS Faculty of Science, and their collaborators from Hong Kong and Japan.The inte...
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28
July
2022
| 09:27 Asia/Singapore
An international team comprising researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and LMU Munich (LMU) have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated a new form of quantum key distribution (QKD) that is secure even if the users are no...
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27
July
2022
| 10:37 Asia/Singapore
Singapore’s first ocean basin facility officially opened on 26 July 2022 at the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS). The ocean basin allows for simulations of real-world operating environments in deep, intermediate, and shall...
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18
July
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Pharmacy have developed an improved pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of the most common heart rhythm disturbance – atrial fibrillation (AF). The 8-member research team took...
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04
July
2022
| 09:01 Asia/Singapore
Burning of fossil fuels is one of the most common methods of generating energy. However, it has a detrimental impact on the environment. The use of hydrogen has been identified as an alternative energy generating source due to its proven efficiency a...
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01
July
2022
| 09:58 Asia/Singapore
The COVID-19 pandemic did not dampen their passion for cars and racing. Although students under the NUS Formula SAE (FSAE) Race Car project could not participate in the annual competition in Michigan since 2020, they remained undaunted. In fact, ther...
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29
June
2022
| 14:00 Asia/Singapore
The development of an embryo is a well-orchestrated string of processes, ensuring correct formation and positioning of vital organs of the growing organism. At the molecular level, these processes are controlled in a precise manner by switching on or...
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29
June
2022
| 10:15 Asia/Singapore
The Himalayas and neighbouring mountain ranges (or High Mountain Asia), the planet’s most extensive icy systems outside the polar regions, have the world’s largest undeveloped hydropower potential and are seeing numerous dams and reservoirs under con...
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28
June
2022
| 10:59 Asia/Singapore
What if we could use technology to simulate and predict human movement, and in turn, use that information to improve evacuation, prevent accidents and ease traffic congestion in times of crisis? Associate Professor Gary Tan from NUS Computing has bee...
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19
June
2022
| 09:30 Asia/Singapore
Failing to properly plan a resilient network of charging stations could be an Achilles’ heel that undermines efforts to encourage the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles, researchers behind a new study have said. Their conclusion comes after th...
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13
June
2022
| 09:44 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS), in collaboration with clinicians from the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) which is part of the National University Health System (NUHS), has reported promising ...
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08
June
2022
| 09:20 Asia/Singapore
“The ocean is far less explored than we think. In fact, we know less about the depths of Earth’s oceans than we know about the surface of the Moon or Mars!” says Dr Hari Vishnu, Senior Research Fellow at the Acoustic Research Laboratory under the NUS...
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31
May
2022
| 14:01 Asia/Singapore
Singapore’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) has launched three national platforms to grow the country’s capabilities in quantum computing, quantum-safe communication and the manufacturing of quantum devices.Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Min...
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30
May
2022
| 09:15 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the College of Design and Engineering, the N.1 Institute for Health and the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has recently engineered in vitro tumour models to better understand t...
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26
May
2022
| 11:23 Asia/Singapore
Hypomethylating agents (HMA) are currently used as a first-line treatment for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) - a group of disorders where there is insufficient production of healthy mature blood cells in the bone marrow - and increasing...
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25
May
2022
| 16:01 Asia/Singapore
The NUS Centre for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT) under NUS Computing and Singapore-based cyber intelligence firm Cyber Intelligence House (CIH) are working together to develop a service that explains how different industries around the w...
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19
May
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Researchers in the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) observed a recent coral spawning session in their laboratory in April, a result of efforts to nurture lab-grown corals. Pink bundles of sperm and eggs released by the corals combined in ...
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17
May
2022
| 09:15 Asia/Singapore
Imagine swallowing a capsule or munching a cracker made from pineapple leaf fibres to lose weight at a fraction of the cost of fat burners currently available in the market. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Sing...
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09
May
2022
| 09:28 Asia/Singapore
In the animal word, numerous mechanisms have been described that allow for extremely fast actions or reactions via the slow storage of energy, typically in elastic structures which is then nearly instantly released, similar to the operation of a cata...
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03
May
2022
| 07:36 Asia/Singapore
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated death for women worldwide. While chemotherapy is the mainstream treatment for breast cancer, more than 50% of women undergoing chemotherapy will experience at least one chemotherapy-related adve...
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