Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Exceptional people: Joseph Schooling helps to raise $28K for school pocket money fund

Fans queue to meet Olympic hero Schooling at book signing events
Joseph Schooling signed copies of two books published by Straits Times Press - From Kid To King and Schooling Joseph - to help raise more than $28,000 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.

Exceptional people: Hotel 81 boss donates $2m for NUS students

Mr Choo Chong Ngen, the founder and executive chairman of budget hotel chain Hotel 81, has donated S$2 million to the National University of Singapore (NUS) to set up a bursary for financially needy students.

Called the Hotel 81-Choo Chong Ngen Bursary, it will be awarded from Academic Year 2017/2018 onwards, and will benefit up to 32 qualifying students a year enrolled in any course of study.

Exceptional people: Singapore scientists create blood from skin cells

image from Today

Researchers in Singapore have artificially generated new mouse blood and immune cells from skin cells, the A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore announced in a press release on Monday (Nov 21).

It could lead to a robust source of new blood or immune cells becoming available to treat patients with immune disorders and other such diseases, or those who require blood transfusions