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2011-01-11 13:57:06

Breakthrough sheds light on poorly understood region of the brain 1. Scientists from the Agency of Science, Technology and Research/Duke-NUS Neuroscience Research Partnership (A*STAR/Duke-NUS NRP), A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, and the National University of Singapore have made a breakthrough concerning how anxiety is regulated in the vertebrate brain. Their work, published in the journal Current Biology, sheds light on how the brain normally shuts off anxiety and also...

2010-11-18 17:16:36

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle sets limits on Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance,' new research finds Researchers have uncovered a fundamental link between the two defining properties of quantum physics. Stephanie Wehner of Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies and the National University of Singapore and Jonathan Oppenheim of the United Kingdom's University of Cambridge published their work today in the latest edition of the journal Science. The result is being heralded as a...

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2010-10-08 09:25:00

American workers who are obese are less productive in the workplace, and because of their condition, they are costing their employers billions of dollars each year, according to researchers at Duke-National University of Singapore (Duke-NUS). The study, which was led by Duke-NUS deputy director of health services and systems Eric Finkelstein, calculated the per capita cost of obesity in the U.S. by analyzing medical expenditures, the amount of time obesity forced employees to be absent from...

2010-07-22 13:01:51

First-ever global research integrity code to be finalized at the conference Research plays a crucial role in economies that value knowledge creation and innovation. As more countries develop their research and development (R&D) capabilities and embark on research initiatives and partnerships at the international level, research integrity becomes all the more important. Increasing globalisation and international collaborations also highlight the importance of promoting integrity in...

2010-04-28 18:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- iParadigms, creator of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and plagiarism prevention, announced that Turnitin has been adopted by all four universities in Singapore. Turnitin is used across the universities' curricula and is available to tens of thousands of educators and students. "We're committed to maintaining the highest academic standards and providing world-class education to our students," said Mr Ravi Chandran, Director for the...

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2010-03-08 09:14:22

The King Cobra continues to weave its charm with researchers identifying a protein in its venom with the potential for new drug discovery and to advance understanding of disease mechanisms. The novel protein named haditoxin has been described in the prestigious Journal of Biological Chemistry (March 12, 2010). The editorial board of the journal has selected this work as the "Paper of the Week" recognizing it as being in the top one per cent of their published articles in terms of significance...

2009-11-03 15:11:27

World's first photochromic contact lens that darken with sunlight exposure among Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology advances Marking a significant bench to bedside research milestone in Singapore, the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, and the National University Hospital (NUH) launched the IBN iCare and the NUH Eye Centre @ Biopolis at an official opening ceremony officiated by the Senior...

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2009-01-19 15:57:45

While reports of global warming, disease and a changing habitat endangering amphibians are familiar, conservationists are now warning that frogs might be in danger of being eaten to extinction. According to a report in New Scientist, gastronomic demand is reducing regional populations of amphibians to the point of no return. The report cites David Bickford of the National University of Singapore and his colleagues as calling for additional monitoring and regulation of the global frog meat...

2009-01-08 14:44:00

Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP) at the National University of Singapore Will Have Access To World's Highest Resolution Commercial Earth Imaging Satellite with Half-Meter Ground Resolution DULLES, Va., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEOY), a premier provider of satellite and aerial imagery and geospatial information, announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with the National University of Singapore to allow the Centre for...

2008-11-03 18:00:05

FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC), a leading provider of high-resolution imaging and analysis systems, announced today that three of the top life sciences research centers in Asia--National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University (Beijing), and the Institute of Biophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing)--have selected the Titan Krios(TM) transmission electron microscope (TEM) to support their research programs in structural molecular biology. Based on FEI's renowned Titan(TM) TEM...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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