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Long term loss of smell and taste for 27 million covid patients worldwide

Women were less likely to recover their sense of smell and taste

03-Aug-2022

In a study published by the BMJ (British Medical Journal), a team of Singapore and international researchers from United Kingdom and United States of America, found that about 5% of the global population may develop long term issues with their sense of smell or taste after coming down with COVID- ...

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Nanodiamonds feel the heat

Nanodiamond sensor can act as both heat sources and thermometers, and may lead to a new set of heat-based treatments for killing bacteria or cancer cells

19-Jan-2021

A team of scientists from Osaka University, The University of Queensland, and the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering used tiny nanodiamonds coated with a heat-releasing polymer to probe the thermal properties of cells. When irradiated with light from a laser, the sensors ...

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A greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production

Bacterium isolated from mushroom converts plant material directly to butanol

10-Apr-2018

A team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of directly converting cellulose, a plant-based ...

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Researchers fold a protein within a protein

15-Nov-2017

A team from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) has invented a fundamentally new way of folding and protecting recombinant proteins. Sourced from the rapidly expanding field of synthetic biology, this protein-in-a-protein technology can improve functional protein yields by ...

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How the liver unclogs itself

04-Jul-2017

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR, and BioSyM, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology have described the ...

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Illuminating the contacts

16-Feb-2017

The development of super resolution microscopy has revolutionised how scientists view and understand the inner workings of the cell. Just as advances in satellite camera technology gave rise to highly detailed maps of the world, so too has super-resolution microscopy allowed researchers to build ...

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Letting go -- how dying cells detach from their neighbors

06-Feb-2017

Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore (MBI) at the National University of Singapore have described how dying cells detach and are expelled from a tissue, and how tissue tension in the region surrounding a dying cell is remodelled. Maintaining tissue integrity during cell ...

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World's first fluorescent sensor to detect date rape drug

01-Apr-2014

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. When the sensor is mixed with a sample of a beverage containing GHB, the mixture ...

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Do you want to know how much caffeine is in your drink?

09-Aug-2013

A team of researchers led by Prof. Young-Tae Chang from National University of Singapore and Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea, developed a fluorescent caffeine detector and a detection kit that lights up like a traffic light when ...

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NUS partners FIND to discover novel biomarkers for Tuberculosis detection

16-Dec-2011

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING) is collaborating with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) to identify novel target molecules to be employed as biomarkers for the detection of active tuberculosis (TB). The aim ...

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