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2021
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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31
March
2021
| 08:11 Asia/Singapore
| By Associate Professor Irene Y.H. Ng |Economists use letters to describe the shape of recovery from recessions, and the current recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is given a new letter: K. This depicts a shape where some industries and individuals...
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22
March
2021
| 14:12 Asia/Singapore
The vaccine development programme by Duke-NUS Medical School has gained plaudits worldwide. Find out more in a special series produced by CNA. ...
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10
March
2021
| 15:10 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Teo Yik-Ying | The world greeted the arrival of 2021 with hope and anticipation of a return to pre-COVID normalcy, especially given the announcements that a handful of countries, including Singapore, have started vaccinating their popu...
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05
March
2021
| 09:43 Asia/Singapore
Hand sanitisers have become part of everyday life since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is an instant and convenient way to wash hands, there is no clear answer on what germs hand sanitisers actually kill, and whether they are safe fo...
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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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05
February
2021
| 09:46 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Koh Lian Pin and Debby Ng |Each year, over a billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year worldwide. It’s a centuries-old festival that celebrates familial bonds, and is an opportunity to connect with and gift blessings to loved ones.Al...
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29
January
2021
| 17:53 Asia/Singapore
With the emergence of highly infectious coronavirus variants, along with a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore, having good protection against possible infection is an area of concern to many. NUS experts Professor Teo Yik Ying and Asso...
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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
| 11:47 Asia/Singapore
“My hope is for Singapore to emerge as a fairer, greener, and more equal country, with a much stronger spirit of solidarity and shared purpose.”This summarised Minister for Education Mr Lawrence Wong’s ambitions for the country, as it recovers from t...
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28
January
2021
| 11:03 Asia/Singapore
“The review was happening as we were generating the data. That’s how we shortened what would have taken three years or so into about four months. And I think that’s how all the other companies like Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca moved as well.”At th...
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14
January
2021
| 16:40 Asia/Singapore
Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? Will there be long-term side effects? What are the differences between the different vaccines?With Singapore’s vaccination programme underway, NUS experts answered the public’s most pressing queries. The session on 7 J...
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2020
23
December
2020
| 09:26 Asia/Singapore
Beyond the spread of the disease itself, COVID-19 has had far-reaching consequences on economies around the world. In this unprecedented situation, it is often the low-income families that are most adversely affected as they struggle with new norms.M...
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22
December
2020
| 14:36 Asia/Singapore
2020 has been a year of disruption, with COVID-19 posing unprecedented challenges to our way of life.It has also been a year where society has needed the most support. NUS students have continued to live up to the spirit of giving this holiday season...
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21
December
2020
| 16:41 Asia/Singapore
Dental treatments are performed at close proximity to the mouths and noses of the patients, and the procedures are often related to the generation of aerosols as well as handling of oral fluids and blood. This puts dentists at a high risk of exposure...
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14
December
2020
| 10:45 Asia/Singapore
Sometimes, a bright idea is all it takes to spark a global transformation. With that in mind, the NUS Resilience and Growth Innovation Challenge had invited recent NUS graduates to submit inspiring proposals under three categories:Make Our People Bet...
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10
December
2020
| 11:12 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from NUS has utilised a ground-breaking artificial intelligence (AI) platform to derive an optimal combination of available therapies against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Their results showed that the optimal drug therapy ...
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01
December
2020
| 15:21 Asia/Singapore
Assoc Prof Benjamin Ong Kian Chung, NUS Senior Vice President (Health Education & Resources) and Senior Adviser to the Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health (MOH), and Assoc Prof Lim Poh Lian, Head of the Travellers' Health and Vacci...
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27
November
2020
| 11:55 Asia/Singapore
Detailed risk management, long-term planning, financial soundness and environmental sustainability – these are some of the key strategies to build resilience in universities, according to NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye.These measures are all th...
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27
November
2020
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
The following letter was sent to the Class of 2020 by NUS President, Professor Tan Eng Chye....
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19
November
2020
| 12:13 Asia/Singapore
“When you educate a girl, you educate a nation.” This well-known African proverb was what prompted Associate Professor Tan Lai Yong, NUS College of Alice & Peter Tan (CAPT) Director for Outreach and Community Engagement, and others at the College to ...
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04
November
2020
| 09:51 Asia/Singapore
NUS researchers have developed an automated system that collates and displays users’ blood oxygen data on an easy-to-read dashboard. It is suitable for places such as dormitories and community care facilities to provide frontline staff with regular u...
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04
November
2020
| 09:45 Asia/Singapore
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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20
October
2020
| 19:50 Asia/Singapore
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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20
October
2020
| 19:50 Asia/Singapore
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 tes...
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05
October
2020
| 16:58 Asia/Singapore
https://news.nus.edu.sg/research/novel-sensor-system-go-gait-analysis...
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18
September
2020
| 16:31 Asia/Singapore
 The COV-AID Exco members, including Faculty Advisor Professor Alan Tan (middle row, centre); COV-AID co-founder Mark Tang (bottom row, second from left); and co-founder Anders Seah (bottom row, third from left) As the COVID-19 crisis evolved, so did...
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24
August
2020
| 19:26 Asia/Singapore
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 htt...
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18
August
2020
| 16:27 Asia/Singapore
Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli and Ms Lai Yi from NUS Computing highlight how SMEs, during the COVID-19 pandemic, can employ digitalisation and technology to stay ahead. https://news.nus.edu.sg/sites/default/files/resources/news/2020/2020-08/2020-08-18...
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14
August
2020
| 18:30 Asia/Singapore
Many different vaccines and drugs are being developed and tested at a record-busting pace, thanks to an unprecedented level of worldwide collaboration. Dr Khor Ing Wei from NUS Medicine outlines the latest developments.  https://medicine.nus.edu.sg/n...
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