NUS - National University of Singapore Newsroom (Impact)

2022
05
December
2022
| 09:04 Asia/Singapore
Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered a novel low-cost method of testing for cancers. Called the Heatrich-BS assay, this new test sequences clinical samples that have been heated in order to isolate cancer-specifi...
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02
December
2022
| 10:30 Asia/Singapore
Nature conservation is key in the global effort to tackle climate change, given the ability of many natural habitats to draw down the amount of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and reduce the impacts of climate change on communities. ...
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30
November
2022
| 17:26 Asia/Singapore
On 30 November 2022, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA), National University of Singapore  (NUS), Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), and seven industry partners [Barramundi Group (BG),  Blue Aqua International (Blue Aqua), Singapore Aquaculture Tec...
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29
November
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully identified the urinary biomarkers of an emerging subclass of synthetic cannabinoids, called OXIZID, to monitor potential abuse. OXIZIDs were the new synthetic canna...
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28
November
2022
| 16:08 Asia/Singapore
As part of the efforts to facilitate community-led solutions to tackle municipal issues, the Municipal Services Office (MSO) and the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities under the National University of Singapore (NUS) College of Design and Engineerin...
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22
November
2022
| 09:41 Asia/Singapore
Scientists from the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) at NUS, together with clinical researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Institute under the National University Health System, discovered how a scaffolding protein responds to mechanical signals,...
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21
November
2022
| 09:30 Asia/Singapore
NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Distinguished Professor Henry Yeung has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field by the influential Regional Studies Association (RSA). The annual RSA...
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18
November
2022
| 14:00 Asia/Singapore
A new professorship commencing in August 2023 known as the NUS Peggy Wai Chee Leong-Hochstadt Professorship in Humanities and Sciences will further strengthen cross-disciplinary learning in the NUS College of Humanities and Sciences (CHS).Established...
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18
November
2022
| 10:32 Asia/Singapore
Four scientists from NUS have been lauded in the 2022 edition of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators under 35” list for making game-changing advances in Science and Technology.Announced on 14 November 2022, the list recognises the 35 best young talen...
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15
November
2022
| 16:00 Asia/Singapore
A total of 34 NUS researchers are among the world’s most highly cited, based on the Highly Cited Researchers 2022 List published by data analytics firm Clarivate.These NUS researchers are recognised by their peers as outstanding in the fields of Chem...
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14
November
2022
| 21:25 Asia/Singapore
The Department of Architecture under the National University of Singapore College of Design and Engineering (NUS CDE) today opened the Architectural Conservation Laboratory (ArClab), a unique living laboratory housed in a conserved building which wil...
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12
November
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (NUS Law) announced yesterday the establishment of two new visiting professorships – the Jones Day CALS Visiting Professorship on the Rule of Law in Asia, and the Jones Day Visiting Professorship on...
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11
November
2022
| 14:13 Asia/Singapore
A network of forest carbon monitoring plots will be established across Southeast Asia under a new S$15 million research programme, launched on 10 November at the United Nations climate change conference COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.The five-year r...
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10
November
2022
| 08:54 Asia/Singapore
The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at NUS has completed a one-year trial of a model which can forecast Singapore’s island-wide solar irradiance – the amount of light energy produced by the Sun – up to one hour ahead.Combining da...
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28
October
2022
| 14:18 Asia/Singapore
The past century has been filled with many novel medical discoveries and even moonshots for the Obstetrics & Gynaecology (O&G) Department at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.From producing ...
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28
October
2022
| 11:29 Asia/Singapore
NUS is one of nine leading universities selected to join the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a programme of Schmidt Futures. Launched on 26 October 2022, this Fellowship aims to enhance discoveries in science, technology...
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27
October
2022
| 10:49 Asia/Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have made a serendipitous scientific discovery that could potentially revolutionise the way water is broken down to release hydrogen gas - an element crucial to many industrial pro...
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22
October
2022
| 19:46 Asia/Singapore
Marine science is vital to the health and vitality of the regional seas around Singapore, which supports the nation’s survival and success. Against this backdrop, the St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory (SJINML) is ramping up to play a key ro...
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15
October
2022
| 20:03 Asia/Singapore
Have you ever wondered why some people have lighter eyes than others? Differences in iris colouration have traditionally been explained as a result of sexual selection, but a recent study led by researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences ...
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12
October
2022
| 16:19 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have been awarded research funding totalling close to S$13 million to develop cutting-edge technologies and systems to boost maritime operations in Singapore. These initiatives were announce...
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11
October
2022
| 15:39 Asia/Singapore
Individuals who have limited hand function can soon have a simple way of controlling devices such as computers, smartphones, and wheelchairs by wearing a smart mouthguard that translates complex bite patterns accurately and quickly into instructions ...
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06
October
2022
| 14:54 Asia/Singapore
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and NUS Science signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on leveraging geospatial data and technologies for carbon estimation research in Singapore. The MOU was signed by Mr Colin Low, Chief Executi...
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26
September
2022
| 11:00 Asia/Singapore
Scientist from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found a novel way of growing cell-based meat by zapping animal cells with a magnet. This new technique simplifies the production process of cell-based meat by reducing reliance on animal ...
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26
September
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
An interactive mapping software that will support the prospecting, development and management of nature-based carbon credit projects worldwide was launched on 22 September at the World Economic Forum - Champions for Nature event in New York during Cl...
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21
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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