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2013-10-10 08:20:02

S$148 million centre to study the role of nutrition and early development in health and disease in AsiaSingapore, Oct 10, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - The National University of Singapore (NUS) and A*STAR will be jointly establishing the S$148 million Singapore Centre for Nutritional Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development (SiNMeD). This collaboration between the NUS's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM) and A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical...

2013-05-22 23:27:14

New alliance aims to equip Singapore's workforce with crucial skills via a host of practical product management expert services. Caesarea, Israel (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Blackblot® - Product Management Expertise (Blackblot) and the Institute of Systems Science (ISS) at the National University of Singapore today announced a strategic collaboration, supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA) and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). Under the terms of the...

New Theory May Help Explain Why Nature Is Quantum
2013-05-14 12:41:52

Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore Like small children, scientists are always asking the question 'why?'. One question they've yet to answer is why nature picked quantum physics, in all its weird glory, as a sensible way to behave. Researchers Corsin Pfister and Stephanie Wehner at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore tackle this perennial question in a paper published 14 May in Nature Communications. We know...

Graphene Super-Materials Could Be Future Of Solar Cells
2013-05-03 09:34:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2004, the pure carbon material known as graphene was isolated by two University of Manchester Nobel Laureates, Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, quickly leading to the discovery of a whole new family of one-atom-thick materials. Now researchers from the University of Manchester and National University of Singapore have shown that by building multi-layered heterostructures of graphene in a three-dimensional stack,...

2013-05-01 10:31:19

A protein produced by mast cells in the immune system may predict which people infected with dengue virus will develop life-threatening complications, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS). Their study also found that in experiments in mice, a class of drugs commonly used to treat asthma by targeting the mast cells could help treat vascular symptoms associated with dengue infections. The findings were published in the online journal...

2013-04-23 12:53:36

Researchers illustrate how changes to farming could dramatically increase future costs of conservation In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation. However, a research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) revealed that in the long run, conservation incentives may struggle to compete with future agricultural yields. Their findings were first published online in...

2012-12-13 06:20:04

This discovery may potentially cure patients of multiple myelomaSingapore, Dec 13, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore scientists have identified FAIM, a molecule that typically prevents cell death, as a potential biomarker to identify an incurable form of cancer in the bone marrow. Patients with this form of cancer usually do not get cured with current standard treatments such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, with an average survival of only about four years. FAIM could thus be a...

2012-11-09 14:20:01

- Stratified medicine programme: deliver the right therapy to the right patient at the right time- Eye research: new clinical therapies to cure major eye diseases like glaucoma, corneal disease.Singapore, Nov 9, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore announces 8 biomedical sciences research programmes to advance understanding and treatment of diseases especially prevalent amongst the Asian population. These programmes will see biomedical scientists and clinicians working collaboratively to bring...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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