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A team of scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified the microbial factors underlying the response of the gut microbiome to antibiotic treatment. The study discovered a small set of gut bacteria …

COVID-19 screening can soon be conducted directly at various testing stations, and patients can get their test results in about an hour from the time they get a nasal swab. A team of NUS researchers has developed a portable COVID-19 micro-PCR diagnostic system – called Epidax – that enables rapid and accurate on-site screening of infectious …

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invented a foldable tent-like device that serves as a physical shield to reduce the risk of exposure to pathogens for healthcare workers performing droplet and aerosol generating procedures on COVID-19 patients. Known as the Droplet and Aerosol Reducing Tent (DART), the device was …

Shadows are often associated with darkness and uncertainty. Now, NUS researchers are giving shadows a positive spin by demonstrating a way to harness this common but often overlooked optical effect to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in generating green energy under indoor lighting conditions to power electronics. A team from NUS Materials …

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), the National University of Singapore (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information have embarked on a partnership to jointly study how various social and behavioural factors in our population influences and is …

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have announced the establishment of the UNESCO Chair on Architectural Heritage Conservation and Management in Asia. Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of Department of Architecture at the NUS School of Design and Environment, was appointed as the Chairholder on …

A new cooling technology co-developed by NUS researchers is being installed in commercial applications across Singapore. The team from NUS Mechanical Engineering, working with industry collaborator Ecoline Solar, developed the next generation of hybrid solar-thermal air conditioners, to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint associated with cooling buildings. Now, the novel technology is taking off, with clients …

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from drinking and eating from dawn to dusk. This fasting is challenging for those with diabetes as it increases the risk of hypoglycaemia, a condition where the blood sugar level becomes abnormally low, which in worsening situations may lead to loss of consciousness, seizures, or even death. In …

Here’s a new chapter in the story of the miniaturisation of machines: researchers in a laboratory in Singapore have shown that a single atom can function as either an engine or a fridge. Such a device could be engineered into future computers and fuel cells to control energy flows. “Think about how your computer or …

A NUS-SMU collaborative effort with industry for mapping people concentrations on campus showcases Singapore’s diverse assets in combating COVID-19 COVID-19 has spread far and wide because it is highly contagious and also because it can start spreading before symptoms appear. Confirmation regarding this type of spread has emerged over the last days but a group …