The National University of Singapore (NUS), Agilent Technologies, and the National University Hospital (NUH), have established Singapore’s first integrated translational R&D hub. It's purpose is to leverage biochemical innovation and research data analytics for developing new methods of translating clinical research into clinical diagnostics.
Okara — the residue from the production of soy milk and tofu — has an unpleasant smell and taste. About 10,000 tonnes of this pulp is produced in Singapore each year. Usually it is discarded by soy food producers as food waste. Now, scientist at the National University of Singapore have devised a process that could allow to use it as nutrient source.
In an extensive documentation of flower-visiting orthopterans in the tropics, NUS biologists found that grasshoppers, crickets, katydids, and their relatives provide a valuable service to plants by serving as pollinators.
Plastic nanoparticles — tiny pieces of plastic less than one micrometre in size — could potentially contaminate food chains, and ultimately affect human health, according to a recent study by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS). They discovered that nanoplastics are easily ingested by marine organisms, and they accumulate in the organisms over time, with a risk of being transferred up the food chain, threatening food safety and posing health risks.
Researchers at the National University of Singapore presented an innovation that could remove up to 99 % recalcitrant impurities from industrial wastewater without using chemicals or generating sludge.
Ein Forschungsteam der National University of Singapore (NUS) hat einen weichen, flexiblen und dehnbaren Mikrofaser-Sensor für die Echtzeitüberwachung und Diagnose im Gesundheitswesen entwickelt. Der hochempfindliche, ultradünne Sensor ist gerade einmal so breit wie eine menschlichen Haarsträhne. Auch die Massenproduktion ist einfach und kostengünstig.
A novel probiotic sour beer developed by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) incorporates the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei L26. The strain which was first isolated from human intestines and has the ability to neutralise toxins and viruses, as well as regulate the immune system.