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Themed “Inspiring Inclusion”, the second edition of the International Women in STEM and Medicine Symposium brought together local and international participants from academia, research, healthcare, and industry to share ideas, practices and experiences.

Co-hosted by NUS and the National University Health System, the symposium is dedicated to celebrating the achievements and addressing the challenges faced by women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the healthcare sector. 👩‍🔬

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Good evening! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (1 - 5 Apr 2024):

👴 First Ibasho project in Singapore launches at Health District @ Queenstown
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🌏 Mobilising finance to fight climate change
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💡 Ideas Festival 2024: Shining a spotlight on the importance of social science and humanities research on society
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👩‍🔬 Building a vibrant and inclusive STEM and healthcare community
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A team of scientists, led by Assistant Professor Shruti Bhatt from the NUS Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has uncovered a novel mechanism of therapy resistance in an aggressive form of blood cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

By targeting the mechanism of acquired resistance, results obtained from this study are expected to contribute towards the identification of effective drugs for treating relapsed AML patients.

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With social media now a big part of daily life for youths, there has been growing concern about its negative impact on their mental health. But can it also be a force for good?

A conference organised by the Social Service Research Centre at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences sought to answer this pertinent question. Attended by 800 social work practitioners, healthcare professionals, policymakers and researchers, it shone a spotlight on the various approaches to help youths cope with social media pressures – from digital initiatives to providing more support at school and at home.

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1.75 earths. That is how many planets it will take – on average – to keep up with the rate at which humanity is exhausting the earth’s natural resources.

This dire statistic was foregrounded in NUS University Professor Shih Choon Fong’s public lecture, titled “Championing Sustainability Across Global Divides”, on 15 March, in which he underscored the importance of standing united in devising global solutions to global challenges.

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, from all of us at NUS News! Get our festive LiNUS stickers (and many more) at https://nus.edu/LiNUSTeleStickers!

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19 NUS programmes are in the global top 10, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS WUR) by Subject 2024.

Four of them have been ranked top five in the world. The programmes include courses in the fields of Business, Computing, Engineering, Science, as well as Humanities and Social Sciences – underscoring NUS’ excellent performance across broad faculty and subject fields.

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Assistant Professor Gopu Sriram and Assistant Professor Nileshkumar Dubey from the NUS Faculty of Dentistry have been honoured with the prestigious International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Awards for their outstanding research. The IADR Awards commemorate scientific excellence in dental, oral, and craniofacial research with the aim of enhancing the health and well-being of people globally.

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A new research study led by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at NUS has found that a chemical linked to poor diet or uncontrolled diabetes could increase cancer risk over time.

The insights gained from this study hold promise for advancing cancer prevention strategies aimed at promoting healthy ageing.

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Good evening! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (8 - 12 Apr 2024):

🔬 Battling cancer treatment resistance in relapsed acute myeloid leukaemia
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🧠 We need to talk: Youth mental health takes centre stage at the NUS SSR Conference 2024
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🌏 The dark side of economic growth: Professor Shih Choon Fong on the need for sustainable solutions
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📢 19 NUS programmes placed in global top 10 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024
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🦷 NUS Faculty of Dentistry researchers clinch prestigious international awards
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🔬 NUS scientists uncover a missing link between poor diet and higher cancer risk
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NUS researchers have developed a new design concept for creating next-generation carbon-based quantum materials, in the form of a tiny magnetic nanographene with a unique butterfly-shape.

This new design has the potential to accelerate the advancement of quantum materials which are pivotal for the development of sophisticated quantum computing technologies poised to revolutionise information processing and high-density storage capabilities.

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From orchestrating a clone talkshow on Zoom to broach questions on selfhood and the human condition, to using video games and Netflix episodes to drive home the complex nuances surrounding the presence of drones in daily life, two professors at the Department of English, Linguistics, and Theatre Studies are redefining what goes on in a classroom.

In this edition of our Innovative Educators series, Assoc Prof Graham Wolfe and Asst Prof Beryl Pong share how they are harnessing innovative, thought-provoking pedagogies to galvanise students to think critically about the real-world utility of the humanities.

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Two new credit-bearing courses at RC4 are exposing undergraduates to key concepts in service learning and intergenerational bonding while tackling stereotypes related to ageism.

The programme, which brought together NUS undergraduates, students from Queenstown Secondary School and older persons from two active ageing centres in Queenstown, aims to promote social cohesiveness through the co-creation of viable and sustainable intergenerational bonding activities.

➡️ How the courses seek to break down barriers between generations: https://nus.edu/4aU00th

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Suppose you were given a choice between having a smaller reward now and getting a larger reward 10 minutes later. For most adults, the choice is easy: waiting for the big reward pays off in the end.

A study by researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine measured the delay of gratification among Singaporean young children and examined the factors behind it, shedding light on the development of self-regulation among Asian children.

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As companies grapple with rapid changes in the global economic environment, ASEAN nations can support businesses in the region by capitalising on strong diplomatic relationships and tackling geopolitical and climate-related obstacles together, said speakers at the 2024 Wee Cho Yaw Business Forum on 4 April 2024.

The event was organised by the NUS Global Asia Institute in partnership with NUS Business School and UOB, with nearly 300 business leaders and academics meeting to discuss the forum’s theme of “Building ASEAN’s resilience in an era of deglobalisation and decarbonisation.”

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NUS and Temasek-backed cybersecurity firm ISTARI, with support from the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), recently held the inaugural ISTARI CHARTER APAC Congress that aims to catalyse innovation in the regional cyber landscape.

Bringing together over 200 participants, including Chief Information Security Officers as well as representatives from government agencies, academia and start-ups, it highlighted the critical role of cybersecurity in ensuring economic resilience, national security and societal well-being.

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Good afternoon! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (15 - 20 Apr 2024):

🔬 A magnetic butterfly poised to advance quantum technologies
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👩‍🏫 Clones, drones and visual culture: Teaching the human condition in the 21st century
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👴 Two new courses at Residential College 4 tackle ageism through co-creation of intergenerational bonding activities
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Waiting for the big reward: Children who are better in delaying gratification more likely to do well academically and have fewer behavioural problems
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🌏 ASEAN’s strong diplomatic links key to boosting resilience amid global geopolitical risks
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🖥 NUS, ISTARI and CSA drive cybersecurity innovation at inaugural ISTARI CHARTER APAC Congress 2024
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The NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) and L'Oréal Singapore have joined forces to improve the plant yield and health of commercially important crops through greener and more environmentally friendly methods.

Building on NERI’s expertise in microbe research to boost soil health and increase plant yield without requiring more land or relying on chemical fertilisers, the joint research initiative is expected to have significant implications for the cosmetics and personal care industry, as well as other sectors that rely on green chemicals. https://nus.edu/4b9ojmX

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Adapt, stay positive and be human – this was the sound advice offered by panellists on how professionals in the media industry can survive and thrive in a world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the recent CNM Leaders Summit titled “AIxMedia: How AI is reshaping the Media Landscape”.

Organised by the Department of Communications and New Media at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the bi-annual event gathered prominent professionals and creators from the media, advertising, artistic and legal fields who shared insights on how AI is transforming the media landscape.

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