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Researchers Create Cost-Effective Air Purification Solution

by National University of Singapore
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a cost-effective solution for the control of indoor air pollution, especially from the haze. The development of this system is timely in light of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent news on the risks of inhalation of particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5), which has been linked to a range of cardiovascular and respiratory ailments, including cancer. The new system is easy to use and ideal for use in a range of indoor environments.

Researchers Develop World’s First Fluorescent Sensor to Detect Common Illicit Date Rape Drug within Seconds

by National University of Singapore
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 changes colour in less than 30 seconds, making detection of the drug fast and easy.

GRC and BASF Embark on Joint Graphene Research

by National University of Singapore,BASF
The Graphene Research Centre (GRC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Science and the world’s leading chemical company BASF have partnered to develop the use of graphene in organic electronic devices, such as organic light emitting diodes (OLED). The goal of this collaboration is to interface graphene films with organic electronic materials for the creation of more efficient and more flexible lighting devices.

Nanodiamonds to Neutralize Chemoresistance in Leukaemia

by National University of Singapore
Chemoresistance or the specific resistance acquired by cells to the action of certain chemicals commonly hinders the treatment of cancer. Existing ways to address this issue revolve around using competitive inhibitors, but have limited success. Now, a research team led by Assistant Professor Edward Chow of the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI) at NUS has found that binding multiple molecules of a common leukaemia drug with nanodiamonds can neutralise chemoresistance.