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Newswise: NUS scientists find new mechanism of cancer formation
Released: 14-Jan-2021 8:05 AM EST
NUS scientists find new mechanism of cancer formation
National University of Singapore

A team of scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Dr Polly Leilei Chen from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at NUS, has discovered a previously unknown mechanism of cancer formation, the understanding of which may lead to more effective treatment. They discover that doing nothing to the DNA code of the COPA gene can promote cancer.

Newswise: NUS researchers concoct probiotic coffee and tea drinks
Released: 11-Jan-2021 8:05 AM EST
NUS researchers concoct probiotic coffee and tea drinks
National University of Singapore

Good news for those who need a cuppa to start the day. Food scientists from the National University of Singapore have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks that are packed with over 1 billion units of gut-friendly live probiotics. These non-dairy and plant-based beverages can be stored chilled or at room temperature for more than 14 weeks.

Newswise: NUS engineers invent novel thin film that evaporates sweat six times faster and holds 15 times more moisture
Released: 4-Jan-2021 8:15 AM EST
NUS engineers invent novel thin film that evaporates sweat six times faster and holds 15 times more moisture
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin. Promising applications include shoe insoles and linings, as well as underarm pads for sweat absorption.

Newswise: Anti-counterfeiting technology invented by NUS researchers performs reliable AI authentication under extreme conditions
Released: 22-Dec-2020 8:25 AM EST
Anti-counterfeiting technology invented by NUS researchers performs reliable AI authentication under extreme conditions
National University of Singapore

NUS researchers invented DeepKey, a new anti-counterfeiting technology that performs reliable AI-based authentication under extreme environmental conditions. It is suitable for tagging high-value products such as vaccines, drugs, jewelry and electronics.

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Released: 21-Dec-2020 8:20 AM EST
NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during the pandemic
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have invented a portable tent-like shield to prevent the spread of saliva and aerosols generated during dental procedures. These procedures would otherwise put dentists at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other critical infectious diseases.

Newswise: NUS researchers develop wireless, ultra-thin and battery-free strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive
Released: 15-Dec-2020 7:50 AM EST
NUS researchers develop wireless, ultra-thin and battery-free strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive
National University of Singapore

A research team from NUS Engineering has developed a new range of strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive when measuring minute movements. These sensors are ultra-thin, battery-free and can transmit data wirelessly, making them attractive for a wide range of applications such as precision manufacturing, soft robotic rehabilitation glove and robotic surgery.

Newswise: AI platform developed by NUS researchers finds best combination of available therapies against COVID-19
Released: 10-Dec-2020 8:45 AM EST
AI platform developed by NUS researchers finds best combination of available therapies against COVID-19
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have utilised a ground-breaking AI platform to find an optimal combination of available therapies against COVID-19. The research team identified the drug combination from over 530,000 possibilities within two weeks, cutting down the number of tests typically needed by hundreds of thousands.

Newswise: NUS engineers found new multitasking microbe for simpler, cheaper and greener wastewater treatment
Released: 8-Dec-2020 10:05 PM EST
NUS engineers found new multitasking microbe for simpler, cheaper and greener wastewater treatment
National University of Singapore

Researchers from NUS have discovered a new strain of bacterium that can remove both nitrogen and phosphorous from sewage wastewater. Their findings offer a simpler, cheaper and greener method of wastewater treatment.

Newswise: NUS computer scientists show robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to spy on private conversations
Released: 7-Dec-2020 8:30 AM EST
NUS computer scientists show robot vacuum cleaners can be used by hackers to spy on private conversations
National University of Singapore

By analysing minute vibrations on common items caused by sound waves, a potential attacker can use a robot vacuum cleaner to retrieve audio data and capture private and sensitive information

Newswise: NUS engineers invent fast and safe way to store natural gas for useful applications
Released: 3-Dec-2020 8:25 AM EST
NUS engineers invent fast and safe way to store natural gas for useful applications
National University of Singapore

Engineers from NUS have devised a method to convert natural gas into a non-explosive solid form known as gas hydrates, which can be easily stored and transported. Using a novel, low-toxicity additive mixture, the conversion can be completed in just 15 minutes – the fastest time ever reported.

Newswise: NUS-led team uncovers molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised
Released: 30-Nov-2020 9:00 AM EST
NUS-led team uncovers molecule that promotes muscle health when magnetised
National University of Singapore

A research team led by Associate Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregón from the National University of Singapore's Institute for Health Innovation and Technology has shown how a molecule found in muscles responds to weak magnetic fields. This responsiveness could be used to stimulate muscle recovery.

Newswise: Darwin’s handwritten pages from On the Origin of Species go online for the first time
Released: 23-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
Darwin’s handwritten pages from On the Origin of Species go online for the first time
National University of Singapore

Two original pages from the handwritten draft of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, along with rare letters, and never-before-seen reading notes have been added to Darwin Online. This scholarly portal dedicated to naturalist Charles Darwin was founded by Dr John van Wyhe from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Department of Biological Sciences, and Tembusu College.

Newswise: NUS SDE4 is first in Southeast Asia to achieve ILFI Zero Energy certification
Released: 20-Nov-2020 8:45 AM EST
NUS SDE4 is first in Southeast Asia to achieve ILFI Zero Energy certification
National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment 4 (SDE4) is the first building in Southeast Asia to be awarded the stringent Zero Energy Certification by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), one of the world’s most prestigious sustainability organisations.

Released: 16-Nov-2020 8:30 AM EST
NUS researchers target ‘undercover’ gene that helps cancer cells proliferate
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore found that little-known genes called “onco-requisite factors” can enlist other genes to assist them in helping cancer cells proliferate. The gene produces an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase that recruits other enzymes to supply cancer cells with energy for growth. As such, depriving cells of aldehyde dehydrogenase may be a possible way to treat cancer.

Newswise: NUS researchers invent flexible and highly reliable sensor for wearable health devices and robotic perception
Released: 2-Nov-2020 8:00 AM EST
NUS researchers invent flexible and highly reliable sensor for wearable health devices and robotic perception
National University of Singapore

Known as Tactile Resistive Annularly Cracked E-Skin (TRACE), this novel sensor material developed by the National University of Singapore researchers is five times better than conventional soft materials, and could be used in wearable health technology devices, or in robotics to perceive surface texture.

Newswise: NUS researchers develop novel process that turns branches and prawn shells into nutritional supplements and medicine
Released: 29-Oct-2020 8:35 AM EDT
NUS researchers develop novel process that turns branches and prawn shells into nutritional supplements and medicine
National University of Singapore

Researchers from NUS Engineering have developed a novel conversion approach that marries chemical and biological processes to produce high-value amino acids such as L-DOPA and L-Proline from low-cost, abundant waste material like crustacean shells and sawdust.

Released: 19-Oct-2020 12:45 PM EDT
NUS study finds that severe air pollution leads to higher food delivery consumption and plastic waste
National University of Singapore

When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food delivery than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a study by researchers from the National University of Singapore.

Released: 29-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
NUS researchers solve decades-old problem of how to uniformly switch memristors
National University of Singapore

An international team, led by the scientists from the National University of Singapore, has developed a solution to uniformly switch memristors. This innovation addresses a long-standing problem in the field of organic and molecular electronics.

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Released: 21-Sep-2020 8:55 AM EDT
NUS team develops smart suit wirelessly powered by a smartphone
National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore has developed a smart suit that is wirelessly powered by a smartphone for easy and accurate real-time monitoring of data such as posture, body temperature and gait.

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Released: 8-Sep-2020 8:20 AM EDT
NUS engineers turn pineapple leaves into biodegradable aerogels for food preservation and wastewater treatment
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore developed a technique of using pineapple leaf fibres to create ultra-light, biodegradable aerogels. These versatile aerogels can be used for food preservation, wastewater treatment, oil absorbing as well as heat and sound insulation.

Newswise: NUS researchers develop new system to conduct accurate telomere profiling in less than 3 hours
Released: 25-Aug-2020 8:05 AM EDT
NUS researchers develop new system to conduct accurate telomere profiling in less than 3 hours
National University of Singapore

The novel STAR assay developed by NUS researchers can be used to rapidly determine telomere dysregulation in cancers and age-related diseases in clinical settings. This helps clinicians to make faster diagnosis and plan targeted treatments for patients.

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Released: 20-Aug-2020 8:15 AM EDT
NUS researchers develop smart gaming glove that puts control in your hands
National University of Singapore

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck has invented a smart gaming glove that allows users to mimic a variety of in-game controls using simple hand gestures. The glove can also be used for hand rehabilitation and robotic control.

Newswise: Consideration of both the potential and constraints of reforestation is needed to achieve climate mitigation goals: NUS-led study
Released: 17-Aug-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Consideration of both the potential and constraints of reforestation is needed to achieve climate mitigation goals: NUS-led study
National University of Singapore

A recent study led by NUS researchers showed that practical considerations, beyond where trees could be planted, may limit the climate change mitigation potential of reforestation. Hence, there is a need to understand how these constraints operate to inform climate policies.

Released: 17-Aug-2020 8:20 AM EDT
NUS study finds that air pollution is a driver of residential electricity demand
National University of Singapore

A study conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences revealed that households respond to ambient air pollution by increasing electricity consumption, which in turn increases the carbon emissions that are co-produced in supplying the electricity.

Newswise: Breakthrough led by NUS researchers provides new potential therapies for osteoporosis
Released: 12-Aug-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Breakthrough led by NUS researchers provides new potential therapies for osteoporosis
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have identified a new avenue to maintain bone health, which opens up new and potentially more effective osteoporosis treatments.

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Released: 15-Jul-2020 9:35 AM EDT
New breakthrough by NUS researchers gives robots intelligent sensing abilities to carry out complex tasks
National University of Singapore

The novel system developed by National University of Singapore computer scientists and materials engineers combines an artificial brain system with human-like electronic skin, and vision sensors, to make robots smarter.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS Asia Research Institute launches Asian Peace Programme
National University of Singapore

Today, the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced the launch of the Asian Peace Programme (APP), to initiate and support policy research that will work towards generating an enduring peace in Asia.

Newswise: NUS research team develops portable COVID-19 diagnostic system for rapid on-site testing
Released: 29-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
NUS research team develops portable COVID-19 diagnostic system for rapid on-site testing
National University of Singapore

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a portable COVID-19 micro-PCR diagnostic system, Epidax, that enables accurate on-site screening to be completed in about one hour.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Reusable, foldable and sterilisable ‘shield’ developed by NUS-NUH team provides additional protection for healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients
National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore and the National University Hospital has developed a reusable protective barrier which lowers the risk of frontline healthcare workers being exposed to COVID-19 via droplets and aerosols when they look after patients.

Newswise: NUS researchers uncover mysterious tanaids
Released: 16-Jun-2020 7:05 AM EDT
NUS researchers uncover mysterious tanaids
National University of Singapore

Research Associate Mr Chim Chee Kong and Research Assistant Ms Samantha Tong from the Tropical Marine Science Institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are on a quest to discover the many nameless tanaids in the world, specifically in the relatively species-rich but poorly studied tropical Indo-Pacific.

Newswise: NUS Engineers Quintuple the Efficiency of Moving Data Bits in Silicon Chips for Artificial Intelligence Applications
Released: 10-Jun-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS Engineers Quintuple the Efficiency of Moving Data Bits in Silicon Chips for Artificial Intelligence Applications
National University of Singapore

New innovative circuit technique can transfer digital bits at five times lower power consumption than existing chips, prolonging battery life in AI-enabled systems

Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
NUS and Stanford Researchers Uncover a New Mindset That Predicts Success
National University of Singapore

To succeed in modern life, people need to accomplish challenging tasks effectively. Many successful entrepreneurs, businesspeople, students, athletes and more, tend to be more strategic – and hence, more effective – than others at meeting such challenges. A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that one important psychological factor behind their success may be a “strategic mindset”.

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Released: 31-May-2020 11:05 PM EDT
NUS researchers develop stretchable, self-healing and illuminating material for ‘invincible’ light-emitting devices
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a new stretchable material that can self-heal and light up. The novel material has promising applications that include damage-proof flexible display screens and illuminating electronic skin for autonomous soft robots.

Newswise: Rejuvenated fibroblasts can recover the ability to contract
Released: 26-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Rejuvenated fibroblasts can recover the ability to contract
National University of Singapore

A recent study from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore has shown that rejuvenated fibroblasts can recover their ability to self-contract. This encouraging discovery holds great potential for applications in regenerative medicine and stem cell engineering.

Newswise: NUS researchers develop a new library of atomically thin 2D materials
Released: 22-May-2020 8:05 AM EDT
NUS researchers develop a new library of atomically thin 2D materials
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have created a new collection of atomically thin two-dimensional materials. Using novel synthesis conditions for transition metal dichalcogenides, more than 10 new materials have been made by the team, with many more still to be discovered.

Newswise: Journey to uncover mysteries of the Pacific Ocean
Released: 22-May-2020 7:20 AM EDT
Journey to uncover mysteries of the Pacific Ocean
National University of Singapore

Nine National University of Singapore researchers were part of a team that went on a five-week long voyage to the Pacific Ocean’s Clarion-Clipperton Zone to obtain baseline data on the biodiversity of abyssal polymetallic nodule fields.

Newswise: NUS researchers create novel device that harnesses shadows to generate electricity
Released: 21-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
NUS researchers create novel device that harnesses shadows to generate electricity
National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have created a device called a ‘shadow-effect energy generator’ that makes use of the contrast in illumination between lit and shadowed areas to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in harnessing indoor lighting conditions to power electronics.

Newswise: NUS Researchers Develop Novel Device to Improve Performance of Underactive Bladders
Released: 5-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
NUS Researchers Develop Novel Device to Improve Performance of Underactive Bladders
National University of Singapore

Researchers from NUS and the University of Tokyo have developed a new device that can monitor bladder volume in real-time and effectively empty the bladder.

Newswise: NUS-led team develops artificial intelligence platform to combat infectious diseases
Released: 27-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
NUS-led team develops artificial intelligence platform to combat infectious diseases
National University of Singapore

A research team led by Professor Dean Ho from the National University of Singapore has developed a ground-breaking artificial intelligence platform known as ‘IDentif.AI’ which can identify optimal drug combination therapies at unprecedented speeds.

Newswise: NUS engineers invent self-healing and self-concealing silicon chip ‘fingerprint’ for stronger hardware security at low cost
Released: 15-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
NUS engineers invent self-healing and self-concealing silicon chip ‘fingerprint’ for stronger hardware security at low cost
National University of Singapore

A team from National University of Singapore has invented a novel technique to create self-healing and self-concealing ‘fingerprints’ for silicon chips. This breakthrough enhances hardware security at a low cost.

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Released: 13-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
NUS Food Scientists ‘Upcycle’ Unsold Bread Into Tasty Probiotic Drink and Cuts Food Waste
National University of Singapore

A team of food scientists from the National University of Singapore has cooked up an innovative solution to reduce bread waste by using a novel fermentation process to ‘upcycle’ surplus bread into a beverage fortified with gut-friendly micro-organisms.

Newswise: Singapore Spacer: Mapping concentrations of people in campus buildings
Released: 8-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Singapore Spacer: Mapping concentrations of people in campus buildings
National University of Singapore

Singapore Spacer, a tool developed jointly by a team from NUS, SMU, Aviation Virtual and ESRI, enables administrators to identify places on campus where people concentrations are high, so that policy decisions can be taken to reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission.

Released: 6-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
NUS researchers uncover hereditary mutation that drives aggressive head and neck, and lung cancers in Asian population
National University of Singapore

New research from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore revealed a genetic variant in a gene called MET that is responsible for more aggressive growth of head and neck, and lung cancers in Asian populations.

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Released: 18-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT
NUS researchers successfully engineer the world’s first aerogels made from scrap rubber tyres
National University of Singapore

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres. The new rubber aerogels demonstrate remarkable properties – they are extremely light, highly absorbent, very durable, and they are also very efficient at trapping heat and sound.

Released: 10-Mar-2020 8:45 AM EDT
NUS study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness globally
National University of Singapore

An AI analysis of photographs posted on social media revealed a positive association between nature and happiness globally

Newswise: More than 60 per cent of Myanmar’s mangroves has been deforested in the last 20 years: NUS study
Released: 3-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EST
More than 60 per cent of Myanmar’s mangroves has been deforested in the last 20 years: NUS study
National University of Singapore

New research from the National University of Singapore showed that between 1996 and 2016, substantial mangrove forests have been converted to agricultural use in Myanmar.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 8:15 AM EST
NUS-led study suggests that mangrove forests provide cause for conservation optimism, for now
National University of Singapore

An international team of researchers led by Associate Professor Daniel Friess and Dr Erik Yando of the National University of Singapore has found that globally, mangrove loss rates have reduced by almost an order of magnitude between the late 20th and early 21st century – from what was previously estimated at one to three per cent per year, to about 0.3 to 0.6 per cent per year, thanks in large part to successful mangrove conservation efforts.

Newswise: NUS discovery: Butterflies can acquire new scent preferences and pass these on to their offspring
Released: 3-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST
NUS discovery: Butterflies can acquire new scent preferences and pass these on to their offspring
National University of Singapore

Two studies from the National University of Singapore demonstrate that insects can learn from their previous experiences and adjust their future behaviour for survival and reproduction.

Newswise: NUS researchers discover breakthrough in cancer diagnosis using big data analytics
Released: 14-Jan-2020 3:50 AM EST
NUS researchers discover breakthrough in cancer diagnosis using big data analytics
National University of Singapore

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore has developed a personalised assessment tool which can detect the incidence of cancer, predict patient survivability and determine patient suitability for immunotherapy cancer treatment.

Newswise: Dehydrated, low on sugar or at risk of skin infection? Wearable sensor made by NUS researchers can tell from your sweat
Released: 13-Jan-2020 5:20 AM EST
Dehydrated, low on sugar or at risk of skin infection? Wearable sensor made by NUS researchers can tell from your sweat
National University of Singapore

A team of NUS researchers have come up with the pH Watch, an ‘add-on’ to a wearable health monitoring gadget that can tell users about the condition of their health from their sweat pH.


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