30 October 2017 | Research

Research Asst Prof Feng Lei from the Dept of Psychological Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine plans to start a collaboration with Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai Mental Health Center, to study subjects who are at risk of dementia. The study aims to find out if engaging in Chinese paintings will improve the subjects’ cognitive and physiological abilities. A total of 120 patients, 60 from each country, will be trained by a local artist on Chinese painting and their conditions will be monitored over the next three years.

Lianhe Zaobao

29 October 2017 | General News

NUS partnered with Angkatan Sasterawan ’50 (Asas ‘50) to launch the Asas ’50-NUS Literary Prize award on 29 October 2017, which together with other literary awards, present opportunities to local writers to develop their talents and provide a platform to recognise their literary works.

Suria News Online, Berita Harian

29 October 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof (Practice) Simon Poh of the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School explained the term “tax treaty”, and why it is important to understand and optimise the benefits accorded by a tax treaty

The Sunday Times

29 October 2017 | Research

Prof Kenneth Dean, Head of the Dept of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Science in NUS and Dr Hue Guan Thye, Senior Research Fellow from the same Dept, led a team of researchers to complete the initial stages of a field study on 469 grave stones dating from the Qing Dynasty, at the earliest Hokkien cemetery at Onraet Road.

Lianhe Zaobao

29 October 2017 | Research

A team led by Asst Prof Robby Tan from the Dept of Science (Computer Science) at Yale-NUS College has developed a “computerised rain wiper” which uses artificial neural networks and deep learning architecture to detect and clear up rain streaks on footage captured by cameras outdoors.

Lianhe Zaobao

28 October 2017 | Research, General News

Asst Prof Diao Mi from Dept of Real Estates at NUS School of Design and Environment shared the findings of an NUS study, which evaluated travellers’ preferences regarding various service attributes - it found that senior citizens and children are generally more sensitive to travel costs, while working adult commuters are more sensitive to travel time. Their findings suggest that frequent service disruptions could reduce the service reliability of MRT, thus encouraging travellers to switch to other modes of transport.

Channel NewsAsia Online

28 October 2017 | General News

Mr Allan Loi of the Energy Studies Institute at NUS discussed the liberalisation of the energy market in Singapore and its potential benefits to consumers. He noted that whether the liberalisation of the energy market in Singapore will bring benefits and lead to greater energy efficiency ultimately depends on the consumer’s usage patterns and pricing choices.

Channel NewsAsia Online

27 October 2017 | Research

The findings of a quarterly Urban Redevelopment Authority survey conducted by the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore and the Dept of Real Estate at NUS School of Design and Environment showed that two-fifths of private homes coming up here, or 17,178 units, have not been sold, but the market could be flooded with close to the same number of new units soon, largely from the en-bloc fever seizing the market in the past year or so.

TODAY

27 October 2017 | Research

A research led by the National Neuroscience Institute, in collaboration with Duke-NUS Medical School and A*STAR, has identified a link between two key proteins that are affected in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, the two most common ageing-related neurodegenerative diseases worldwide. The research is funded by the National Medical Research Council’s Translational and Clinical Research Flagship Programme.

The Straits Times

27 October 2017 | Research

A research team led by Prof Venky Venkatesan, Director of NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, has pioneered the development of a novel thin organic film that supports a million more times read-write cycles and consumes 1,000 times less power than commercial flash memories.

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