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NUS discovery: Butterflies can acquire new scent preferences and pass these on to their offspring

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.
3-Feb-2020 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS researchers discover breakthrough in cancer diagnosis using big data analytics

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.
14-Jan-2020 3:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Dehydrated, low on sugar or at risk of skin infection? Wearable sensor made by NUS researchers can tell from your sweat

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.
13-Jan-2020 5:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Team led by NUS avian researcher discovered 10 new bird taxa in little-explored islands of Wallacea

A research team led by Associate Professor Frank Rheindt from the National University of Singapore found five bird species and five subspecies new to science in three small island groups off Sulawesi, Indonesia. The islands are situated in...
10-Jan-2020 3:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS scientists create world’s first monolayer amorphous film

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have synthesised the world’s first one-atom-thick amorphous material. This breakthrough allows for direct imaging to reveal how atoms are arranged in amorphous materials, and could be of...
8-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

NUS and A*STAR scientists identify promising liver cancer-killing compounds with novel drug-screening platform

Scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered four potential...
29-Dec-2019 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS researchers develop microsensor implants smaller than a pencil tip for round-the-clock health monitoring

A research team from the National University of Singapore has developed an advanced wireless technology that can detect microsensors tiny enough to be injected under the skin.
23-Dec-2019 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS researchers uncover how fish get their shape

A team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore investigated the science behind the formation of the ‘V’ patterns – also known as chevron patterns – in the swimming muscles of fish. The study...
23-Dec-2019 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education, research and entrepreneurship, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. We have 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore, as well as 12 NUS Overseas Colleges across the world. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich our vibrant and diverse campus community.

Our multidisciplinary and real-world approach to education, research and entrepreneurship enables us to work closely with industry, governments and academia to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in our faculties, 29 university-level research institutes, research centres of excellence and corporate labs focus on themes that include energy, environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases common among Asians; active ageing; advanced materials; as well as risk management and resilience of financial systems. Our latest research focus is on the use of data science, operations research and cybersecurity to support Singapore's Smart Nation initiative.

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