29 June 2018 | Research

A study conducted by the NUS Business School’s Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations has found that women independent directors have a direct positive effect on the financial performance of companies. The study revealed that if the average number of women independent directors on a board increases by one, the company’s financial performance, as measured by Tobin’s Q ratio of market value to book value, would rise by 11.8 per cent.

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29 June 2018 | Research

NUS and the Singapore Maritime Institute have set up the new Centre of Excellence in Modelling and Simulation for Next Generation Ports to help Singapore's maritime and port industries develop innovative capabilities, and enhance their global competitiveness.

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29 June 2018 | Research

A five-year study focusing on non-small cell lung cancer by scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in America has found that lung cancer cells produce a protein known as fatty acid synthase (FASN). This enzyme facilitates the production of palmitate, a saturated fatty acid believed to make lung cancer cells resistant to the chemotherapy drug tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The study revealed that Orlistat, a weight loss drug which was found to block FASN, could prevent the production of palmitate.

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29 June 2018 | General News

A team of five students, comprising four NUS students and one from Tanglin Trust School, won the Airbus Innovation Prize at an innovation competition, ActInSpace, held in France on 27 June 2018. The team pitched the idea of using 3D printing to produce customised micro-thrusters using water propulsion to an international panel of experts.

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29 June 2018 | General News

Singapore Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat shared his views on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership at The Singapore Symposium 2018, organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies at NUS, in New Delhi on 28 June 2018.

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29 June 2018 | General News

Mr Jeremiah Lau, Sheridan Fellow at NUS Faculty of Law, discussed the legal nature of the deposits placed with oBike and other bicycle-sharing companies, and opined that clearer regulation can help protect such funds in future.

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29 June 2018 | General News

Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Senior Research Fellow from the Institute of Water Policy at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, highlighted that Singapore’s water agency has stepped up efforts to diversify the country’s sources of water, but individual preparedness and consciousness about water’s scarcity are the country’s strength.

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28 June 2018 | Research

According to flash estimates for the Singapore Residential Price Index released by the Institute of Real Estate Studies at NUS on 28 June 2018, prices of completed non-landed private homes in Singapore climbed 1.5 per cent in May from the previous month.

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28 June 2018 | Research

The first local study, led by Dr Abhijit Visaria, Research Fellow at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) at Duke-NUS Medical School, examines the factors contributing to psychological resilience in middle-aged adults.

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28 June 2018 | Research

NUS clinched $340 million for biomedical science research in 2017, up from $190 million in 2013, while Duke-NUS Medical School has secured more than $460 million in competitive research funding from local and international sources since it started in 2005.

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