NUS team discovers cell type to help body form new blood vessels
IN future, patients with clogged blood vessels may get help from a cell discovery. NUS team led by Associate Professor Michael Raghunath from the Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering, has discovered that a type of blood cell called “monocyte” can be manipulated into a cell type that helps the body form and maintain new blood vessels carrying oxygen.
Nation-building through science and technology
An exhibition showcasing NUS’ contribution to nation-building through groundbreaking research was launched at the University Cultural Centre on 9 April. Themed “Building Our Nation through Science & Technology”, the exhibition demonstrates the University’s emphasis on transformative education and high-impact research and features more than 20 projects which address key challenges faced by the community. Mr Wong Ngit Liong, Chairman of NUS Board of Trustees, graced the event as Guest-of-Honour.
Soaring to greater heights -- first NUS FSAE car with ‘wings’
THE 2015 NUS FSAE car, NUS-R15 was launched with much aplomb on 10 April at the Faculty of Engineering’s foyer. Sporting “wings”, the new car boasts many new features besides its aerodynamic features.
Cheaper ways of producing biodiesel from waste grease using E coli and other novel catalysts
RESEARCHERS at the NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have pioneered three new techniques to produce biodiesel from waste grease. Biodiesel is a renewable and clearer fuel alternative than fossil fuel. It gives better combustion too.
First Cambridge, and now Oxford seals deal for year-long student exchange programme with NUS Engineering
FOR the first time in the world, students from Oxford and Cambridge can sit side by side and compete on the same platform instead of in opposing teams. This is the result of two separate agreements for a year-long student exchange programme sealed by the NUS Faculty of Engineering with the two renowned British universities.