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NUS researchers elucidate roles of transcription factors, TP63 and SOX2, in squamous cell cancer progression

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore have identified a SCC-specific protein complex activated by TP63 and SOX2 which triggers a gene cascade that promotes SCC growth.
14-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NUS researchers uncover new role of TIP60 protein in controlling tumour formation

Scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singaporeat the National University of Singapore have discovered a new molecular pathway that controls colorectal cancer development, and their exciting findings open new therapeutic opportunities.
7-Oct-2018 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Underestimating combined threats of deforestation and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds to extinction

The combined impact of deforestation and wildlife exploitation on bird numbers is severely underestimated and could lead to some species becoming extinct, a joint study by the National University of Singapore and the University of Sheffield has...
5-Oct-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New test kit invented by NUS researchers enables quick, accurate, and inexpensive screening of diseases

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted...
18-Sep-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


NUS-led research team pioneers faster, cheaper and greener way to produce amino acids from plant-based waste

A team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Yan Ning from the National University of Singapore has developed a new sustainable chemical approach to produce a series of amino acids from woody biomass derivatives such as grass, straw and wood...
12-Sep-2018 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NUS researchers use AI to successfully treat metastatic cancer patient

A translational research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has harnessed CURATE.AI, a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform, to successfully treat a patient with advanced cancer, completely halting disease progression....
30-Aug-2018 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NUS Food Scientists Create Healthy Probiotic Drink From Soy Pulp

Food scientists at the National University of Singapore have given okara – the residue from the production of soy milk and tofu, and is usually discarded – a new lease of life by turning it into a refreshing drink that contains live probiotics,...
27-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fly High and Far with Asia’s First Fully Solar-Powered Quadcopter Drone Created by NUS Students

A team from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Engineering has developed Asia’s first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone. The aircraft has flown above 10 metres in test flights and achieved controllable flight without the use of...
21-Aug-2018 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

NUS has 17 Faculties and Schools across three campuses. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multidisciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. Over 38,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives. NUS also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.

NUS takes an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to research, working with partners from industry, government and academia, to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in NUS’ Faculties and Schools, 30 university-level research institutes and centres, and Research Centres of Excellence cover a wide range of themes including: energy, environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases common among Asians; active ageing; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems. The University’s latest research focus is to use data science, operations research and cybersecurity to support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative.

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