The National Medical Research Council awarded a $25 million grant to the Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium in support of their work to prevent and treat gastric cancer, and recognised the leading-edge research of five Duke-NUS Medical School researchers with its top awards.
Dr Ong Qiyan and Associate Professor Irene Ng from NUS Arts and Social Sciences with Associate Professor Walter Theseira from SUSS School of Business, have demonstrated that the psychological impact of debt adds on to the financial burden, making it tougher for the poor to escape poverty.
NUS researchers have shown that carbon black, a common pigment, demonstrates a range of beautiful colours when heated with a focussed laser, and has the potential to be used in fluorescence displays.
A team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at NUS, Temasek Life-Sciences Laboratory, and NUS Biological Sciences have found the cue that enables symmetry breaking in the nematode worm C. elegans zygote.
Researchers from NUS Biological Sciences have revealed that haze can negatively impact the survival rates of caterpillars. Toxic chemicals within haze can enter through valve-like openings on their bodies, shown here magnified.
While analysing the diversity of filoviruses in Rousettus bats in China, Duke-NUS Medical School researchers, in collaboration with Chinese scientists, discovered, identified and characterised a new genus of the virus in one of the bats.