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NUS marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters

A team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimetres in size) collected from the coastal areas of...
11-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS study: Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found that cancer nanomedicine, which are designed to kill cancer cells, may accelerate metastasis. Using breast cancer as a model, they discovered that common nanoparticles made from gold,...
31-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Crossbreeding threatens conservation of endangered Milky Storks: NUS study

A team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Frank Rheindt from the National University of Singapore has discovered that the conservation of Milky Storks, an endangered wading bird native to Southeast Asia, is threatened due to crossbreeding...
31-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS engineers develop novel strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles for wide-ranging applications

NUS Engineers have developed a cost-effective and scalable strategy for designing tiny semiconductor particles known as transition metal dichalcogenide quantum dots (TMD QDs) which can potentially generate cancer-killing properties.
24-Jan-2019 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Novel medical device developed by NUS researchers harnesses magnetic field to speed up muscle recovery

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are making the journey of muscle rehabilitation much easier for patients with an ingenious medical device capable of regenerating muscles in a non-invasive and painless manner.
22-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS scientists harness machine learning to uncover new insights into the human brain

An inter-disciplinary research team led by the National University of Singapore has successfully employed machine learning to uncover new insights into the cellular architecture of the human brain. This approach could potentially be used to assess...
10-Jan-2019 8:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS study: Older adults care about strangers’ welfare in financial decision-making

A recent study by researchers from the National University of Singapore found that when it comes to making financial decisions under risk, older adults will regard the financial outcomes of others’ as their own and make choices that they would...
28-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

NUS study: In response to heat, the more affluent use air-conditioners; low-income households use water

Results from a study, conducted by Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the National University of Singapore, have revealed that Singapore households from different socioeconomic groups vary significantly in their use of water and electricity for...
20-Dec-2018 5:05 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.

For more information on NUS, please visit www.nus.edu.sg.

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