17 September 2017 | General News

Dr Cheng Yi’En, Postdoctoral Fellow from Yale-NUS College shared his views on whether both private and public higher education put graduates on equal footing, and what can be done to close the gap.

Channel NewsAsia Online

16 September 2017 | General News

Dr Ivan Low from the Dept of Physiology at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and two-time SEA Games gold medallist Mr Mok Ying Ren discussed the importance of a good hydration strategy for safe and successful endurance running. A research by the School’s Dept of Physiology has shown that ingesting ice slushies before exercise can lower pre-exercise core temperature and increase heat tolerance in hot and humid conditions.

The Straits Times

16 September 2017 | General News

Dr Justin Lee and Ms Fern Yu of the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy opined that the reintegration of ex-offenders should start with a reflection on the kind of society we have come to accept as normal. Instead of wondering how we might get more people to accept ex-offenders, perhaps we should be asking if we are an inclusive community that they would want to be a part of.

Channel NewsAsia Online

16 September 2017 | Research

The founder of Life3 Biotech, Mr Ricky Lin worked out of NUS’ food science and technology lab and was advised by Dr Leong Lai Peng, Senior Lecturer from the Food Science & Technology Programme of NUS Faculty of Science, in developing a protein-rich offering derived from plants but which tastes like chicken. Tentatively called Veego, it is possibly the closest made-in-Singapore product to “clean meat”.

TODAY Online

15 September 2017 | General News

Dr Neisha Sundaram of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS and Dr Heidi J. Larson of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine noted that as the science around vaccines continues to unfold, and there are continuing innovations in the administration and delivery of vaccines, innovations in modes of communication – especially social media – have been an asset and a hazard to their success.

The Straits Times

15 September 2017 | General News

Dr Guo Liangping, Senior Research Fellow from the East Asian Institute at NUS analysed the North Korea nuclear issue by looking at the possible approaches of China. He opined that China needs to consider using security assurances to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme, as the security interests of both parties are interlinked.

Lianhe Zaobao

14 September 2017 | General News

Distinguished Visiting Professor Asit K. Biswas from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, and Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow at the School’s Institute of Water Policy noted that the North American Free Trade Association (Nafta) is generally considered a success where imports and exports among the US, Canada and Mexico have increased significantly since 1993 (pre-Nafta). They opined that talks to renegotiate Nafta are intractable, and Mexico and Canada are looking elsewhere for trade, which may hurt President Trump's electoral base of farmers.

The Business Times

13 September 2017 | Education, Research

Assoc Prof David Tan from NUS Faculty of Law has launched a new book on celebrity image rights entitled The Commercial Appropriation of Fame. In this book, he explores if companies are exploiting celebrities' fame and how laws have to move with the times.

The Straits Times

12 September 2017 | Research

A joint study conducted by NUS and the Building Construction Authority (BCA) has found that occupants of buildings with a Green Mark certification are less prone to fatigue, headaches and irritated, dry or itchy skin, otherwise known as the ‘sick building syndrome’. Among other key findings, the study also found that the green buildings helped to create a healthier indoor environment.

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12 September 2017 | Research

A first large-scale study of older caregivers in Singapore by the Centre for Ageing Research and Education (Care) based in Duke-NUS Medical School found that nearly half of all caregivers in Singapore are aged 55 and older. The study polled 1,190 caregivers of Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 75 and older who have problems with at least one activity of daily living.

The Straits Times