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Anchored by a dense neighbourhood: What stops cells from going astray

Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore have shown that cells can attach to the fibrous protein meshwork that surrounds them only if the fibres are spaced close enough. The team’s findings can explain...
26-Nov-2019 4:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

NUS deep-learning AI system puts Singapore on global map of big data analytics

⎯ A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has put Singapore on the global map of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data analytics. Their open-source project, called Apache SINGA, “graduated” from the Apache...
6-Nov-2019 10:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS engineers invent smartphone device that detects harmful algae in 15 minutes

A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore has developed a highly sensitive system that uses a smartphone to rapidly detect the presence of toxin-producing algae in water within 15 minutes. This technological breakthrough could...
6-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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NUS researchers use light emitted from nanoparticles to intricately control biological processes

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a method to give more control to optogenetics, by using specially designed nanoparticles and nanoclusters (dubbed ‘superballs’). These nanoparticles and superballs can emit...
29-Oct-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NUS team creates ‘The Lost Foxfire’ - an interactive, multisensory VR game that achieves remarkable realism

NUS researchers have developed a novel bodysuit and mixed virtual reality game that simultaneously engages a player's senses of sight, hearing, touch and smell to complete challenges. This novel technology could be used to recreate realistic...
14-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NUS Researchers Show Potential Liver Cancer Treatment by Targeting Cancer Stem-Like Cells

NUS researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore and the N.1 Institute for Health have shown the potential use of small molecule inhibitors to treat advanced liver cancer.
9-Oct-2019 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NUS scientist designs ‘express courier service’ for immune cells

Dr Andy Tay, a researcher with the National University of Singapore (NUS) who is currently doing his post-doctoral training at Stanford University, has successfully invented a novel transfection method to deliver DNA into immune cells with minimal...
4-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NUS SDE4 receives international recognition for building features designed to improve health and wellness

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been awarded the WELL Certification at the Gold level by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for its SDE4 building. The building is the first university building in the world to achieve...
2-Oct-2019 9:05 PM EDT 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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