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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.

Prof Dean Ho (first from left) showing a schematic mobile version of CURATE.AI, while Mr Theodore Kee (seated) demonstrates the flight operations simulator software. With them are Asst Prof Christopher L. Asplund (second from left) and Dr Agata Blasiak (third from left). Credit: National University of Singapore

NUS pilot study opens new possibilities for AI to enhance cognitive performance

In a recent pilot study, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have shown that a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform known as...
Associate Professor Lee Heow Pueh (left) and NUS PhD candidate Mr Ang Yinn Linus have come up with a novel, customisable noise reduction block design and mobile application that could effectively cut down low frequency noise disturbance

Sound solutions to low frequency noise

Low frequency noise (500 Hertz and lower), from various sources such as construction machineries and aircrafts, is a form of environmental noise pollution in...
Figure: The figure above shows an artistic illustration of cells at regions of negative (left) and positive curvature (right). At negative curvature, the actin flow moves towards the actin cable at the edge of the cell, depicted by the increase in colour intensity, and the contractile cable lifts the edge above the substrate. At positive curvature, lamellipodia extend from the cell to crawl along the substrate, and these protrusions are characterised by retrograde actin flow towards the inside of the cell.

Environmental sensing through intracellular dynamics determine how cells migrate

When faced with difficult terrain, off-road vehicles can switch from two- to four-wheel drive to keep moving forward. Similarly, cell migration can be driven...
A research team from the National University of Singapore, comprising Dr Siew Yin Yin (left), Dr Neo Soek Ying (centre) and Associate Professor Koh Hwee Ling (right), uncovered anticancer properties in six tropical medicinal plants. Credit: National University of Singapore

Six plants native to Southeast Asia are promising cancer warriors

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently discovered that the Bandicoot Berry (Leea indica), South African leaf (Vernonia...
From left: Mr Toh Yi Long, Associate Professor Alexandre Chan and Assistant Professor Lau Aik Jiang are members of the team that found clinically relevant factors which predispose patients to chemobrain. Credit: National University of Singapore

Researchers identified new biomarkers associated with ‘chemobrain’

Cognitive impairment associated with cancer, also known as “chemobrain”, has gained recognition as a complication of the disease and its treatment, as it can...
Pictured here (from left) are Senior Research Fellow James Grieve of the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS and Dr. Amelia Tan, Senior R&D Researcher of Trustwave, Singtel’s cyber security subsidiary. (Credit: National University of Singapore)

Photons trained for Singapore optical fibre obstacle course will deliver stronger cyber security

Beneath many cities are complex networks of optical fibres that carry data, encoded in pulses of light, to offices and homes. Researchers from the...
A six-year study, led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei (left) from the National University of Singapore, found that seniors who ate more than 300 grams of cooked mushrooms a week were half as likely to have mild cognitive impairment. Dr Irwin Cheah (right) is a member of the research team. Credit: National University of Singapore

Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline

A team from the Department of Psychological Medicine and Department of Biochemistry at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University...
NUS doctoral student Emily Curren examining microplastic samples collected from coastal areas of Singapore.

Marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters

A field survey conducted by a team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has uncovered toxic bacteria living on the...
A study by scientists from the National University of Singapore revealed that the genetic composition of endangered Milky Storks is eroded by crossbreeding with their cousins, the Painted Storks. Credit: Eddy Lee Kam Pang

Crossbreeding threatens conservation of endangered Milky Storks

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has discovered that the conservation of Milky Storks (Mycteria cinerea), an endangered wading...