Researchers from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) and NUS Medicine, as well as area studies specialists, anthropologists and the medical community have completed their first pilot study investigating the non-medical and cultural complexities that may influence breast cancer literacy in Asia.
As dementia becomes increasingly common in Singapore, Associate Professor Reshma Merchant shares her insights on risk factors that may contribute to dementia, such as hearing loss, and how community efforts such as the Healthy Ageing Programme For You (HAPPY) can potentially delay the onset of dementia for Singaporeans.
An interdisciplinary team of NUS researchers have discovered a way to grow patient-derived xenografts of liver cancer cells using synthetic 3D scaffolds made of a plant-based porous hydrogel. The new discovery could pave the way for more cost and time efficient methods to test for drug efficacy in the future.
The approved usage of a new drug called carfilzomib by the Health Sciences Authority will give a boost to myeloma patients, as it may increase the amount of time they spend without their condition worsening, according to the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS).
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