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23 September 2019 | Impact

Dengue virus changes shape to evade vaccines

Researchers from Duke-NUS have discovered that the dengue virus changes its shape through mutations in the Envelope (E) protein to resist vaccines and therapeutics. Now that the role of this specific protein has been identified, new dengue treatment approaches could be explored.

20 September 2019 | Impact

Imec and NUS to collaborate

Imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and NUS have signed a research collaboration agreement to develop chip-based prototypes for secure quantum communication networks.

18 September 2019 | Impact

Pioneering new 'Trojan horse' cancer drug

NUS researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug which can specifically target and destroy the energy production centres of cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. By encasing the drug in a nanoparticle, it also has fewer toxic side-effects than current treatments.

12 September 2019 | Impact

Drinking tea may improve brain health

A study led by NUS Psychological Medicine Assistant Professor Feng Lei found that drinking tea at least four times a week may have a protective effect against age-related decline in brain organisation.

10 September 2019 | Impact

Making biopsies less invasive and more informative

Researchers from the NUS Institute for Health Innovation & Technology developed the novel STAMP technology that could sensitively and accurately detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine the disease aggressiveness from the least invasive biopsies.

10 September 2019 | Insights

The rise of the ASEAN superapps

NUS Strategy and Policy Associate Professor Nitin Pangarkar shared insights on the rising trend of Superapps, and the strategies companies should consider as they aspire to become a Superapp in ASEAN.

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