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  • Yale-NUS researchers discover drug cocktail tha...

    23 October 2018 (Tue)

    Life-extending effects in worms could one day translate into treatments that delay ageing in humans A team of researchers led by Principal Investigator Dr Jan Gruber from Yale-NUS College has discovered a combination of pharmaceutical drugs that not only increases healthy lifespan in the microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), but ...

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  • New summer science fellowships offer Yale-NUS s...

    7 September 2018 (Fri)

    By Daryl Yang  Every summer, Yale-NUS students are afforded diverse opportunities to explore their interests. This year, several students had the opportunity to participate in new summer science research fellowships offered in partnership with Yale University and Harvard University. After spending a semester abroad in Yale University, Wang Jiayu...

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  • Masters and Doctors: Yale-NUS alumni pursue pos...

    1 June 2018 (Fri)

    By Kevin Low | Images as credited   After graduating last year, the alumni from the inaugural Class of 2017 chose many different paths: some went on to find gainful employment in various organisations around the world, while some chose to pursue further studies in various fields, from literature to life sciences and medicine. In...

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  • Opening of new laboratory to boost Yale-NUS res...

    15 May 2018 (Tue)

    By Wen Kin Lim In April 2018, Yale-NUS College unveiled a new 7,000 square-feet research facility, called the Division of Science Research Laboratory @E6, which will support advanced research in molecular biology, neurobiology, developmental biology and ageing. Located at 5 Engineering Drive 1, a five-minute drive away from the main Yale-NUS cam...

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  • Graduating Yale-NUS students head to medical st...

    4 May 2018 (Fri)

    By Wen Kin Lim As the second cohort of liberal arts students from Yale-NUS College approaches graduation, some of them will be pursuing their aspirations to become doctors or researchers at prestigious medical schools and research institutes locally and overseas. One such student is Jay Lusk (Class of 2018) who has been accepted to the...

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  • Modelling human diseases: Yale-NUS student publ...

    4 February 2018 (Sun)

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe Last December, Lim Chu Hsien (Class of 2018) published her first research commentary in the peer-reviewed Journal of Developmental Biology. Titled ‘Modeling Alzheimer’s and Other Age Related Human Diseases in Embryonic Systems’, the article (open access) proposed employing a multi-model approach that ta...

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  • Yale-NUS students conduct research on otters

    30 January 2018 (Tue)

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Tan Mei-Mei  Over several months, Tan Mei-Mei (Class of 2018) travelled around Singapore in search of wild otters. Once thought to be extinct, the smooth-coated otter has become increasingly common in various regions of the country. “As part of my summer research project, I was involved in observational...

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  • Beetles’ bright colours used for camouflage ins...

    4 December 2017 (Mon)

    First study to examine beetle colouration in their natural habitat prompts discovery Yale-NUS College Postdoctoral Fellow Eunice Tan has discovered that the bright colour patterns of beetles are not a warning signal to predators as previously believed, but actually a form of camouflage, turning an old assumption on its head. Dr Tan, along with f...

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  • Sex hormones in butterflies regulates the size ...

    20 November 2017 (Mon)

    First conclusive study showingsexual differences in hormones titers can regulate sexual trait dimorphism in insects Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Science Dr. Antonia Monteiro studies the beautiful eyespots of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana, which have important functions in sexual signalling and predator deflection. In a recent paper published...

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  • Yale-NUS students collaborate with Duke-NUS on ...

    11 September 2017 (Mon)

    A recent publication in Scientific Reports, entitled An embryonic system to assess direct and indirect Wnt transcriptional targets, showcases the power of collaboration. In this paper, Yale-NUS Assistant Professor  of Science Nicholas Tolwinski, along with two Class of 2018 students, Jay Lusk and Helen Jin, collaborated with colleagues from the ...

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  • Students gain valuable research experience with...

    9 September 2017 (Sat)

    Every year, Yale-NUS’s Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) offers its Summer Science Research Programme, allowing students to work on their very own research projects under the mentorship of Yale-NUS professors. Through this programme, students are able to gain valuable research experience as well as a better unders...

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  • Yale-NUS College professor’s discovery of alarm...

    29 November 2016 (Tue)

    Discovery of alarm response in a popular model animal for laboratory research will facilitate study of how brains operate when danger is near Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Science Dr Ajay Mathuru has discovered that the medaka fish has an ‘alarm response’ to a type of semiochemical (message-bearing chemicals that carry information from one ani...

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  • New equipment enhances practical learning at th...

    18 November 2016 (Fri)

    Written by Wen Kin Lim | Image by Yasunari Watanabe Over the past semester, new scientific equipment have been installed at the teaching laboratories on the Yale-NUS College campus. The research-grade instruments allow students to gain hands-on experience and exposure to different methods of sample analysis. The new equipment is generally more a...

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  • Yale-NUS researchers and collaborators from par...

    24 October 2016 (Mon)

    New research supports emerging view that Alzheimer’s Disease may be a metabolic neurodegenerative disease Researchers from Yale-NUS College have partnered with researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and SingHealth Group to develop a novel Caenorhabditis elegans (C.elegans) worm strain which expresses an amyloid beta protein ...

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  • Student-Scientists: Yale-NUS students take on k...

    23 September 2016 (Fri)

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited For the past few months, Crystal Yong (Class of 2019) spent a large part of her time with crickets and otters. She was involved in two scientific research projects with Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Philip Johns regarding these two animal species. “We were trying to identify...

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