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NUS Rises to World’s 22nd in Latest QS World University Rankings

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 22nd in the 2014/2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, moving up two spots from its 24th position last year. NUS also retained its position as the top university in Asia.
15-Sep-2014 9:00 PM EDT

NUS and GIS Researchers Achieve Big Technological Leap in Treating PCB Contamination in the Environment

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering have developed a novel approach that could greatly enhance the effectiveness of destroying polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment. They...
14-Sep-2014 10:00 PM EDT

NUS Researchers Invent Novel Microneedle Patch for Faster and Effective Delivery of Painkiller and Collagen

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A research team, led by Dr Kang Lifeng of the Department of Pharmacy at the NUS Faculty of Science, has successfully developed a simple technique to encapsulate lidocaine, a common painkiller, or collagen in the tiny needles attached to an adhesive...
5-Sep-2014 5:35 AM EDT

Scientists Discover That Drug Used for DNA Repair Defects Could Treat Leukaemia and Other Cancers More Effectively

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A team of scientists led by Research Associate Professor Motomi Osato and Professor Yoshiaki Ito from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that a drug originally designed for...
25-Aug-2014 2:00 AM EDT

NUS Jumps 23 Places to 111th in 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 111th among the world’s universities in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by the Centre for World-Class Universities (CWCU) at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China....
15-Aug-2014 3:30 AM EDT

Researchers Identify Key Mechanism That Drives Movement in Living Cells

A team of international researchers led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Principal Investigator, and Dr Hiroaki Hirata, Research Fellow, at the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS), together with Professor Masahiro...
13-Aug-2014 10:00 PM EDT

Study Revealed That Vajrayana Meditation Techniques Associated with Tibetan Buddhism Can Enhance Brain Performance

Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind. Indeed, a recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has demonstrated for the first time that different types of...
12-Aug-2014 10:00 PM EDT

NUS Study Shows Effectiveness of Artesunate, a Common Herbal-Based Anti-Malarial Drug, in Controlling Asthma

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Associate Professor Fred Wong from the Department of Pharmacology at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine led a team to discover that artesunate, a common herbal-based anti-malarial drug, can be used to control asthma, with better treatment...
1-Aug-2014 3:00 AM EDT

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