For the longest time, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis was thought to be a purely motor neuron disease (MND), in which nerve cells controlling our body movements gradually break down and die. Now, a five-year study by NUS Medicine's Department of Physiology has revealed that neighbouring cells known as oligodendrocytes also participate in the disease process.
A team of NUS researchers has developed MRegen, a novel medical device capable of harnessing a specific magnetic field to trigger and amplify the biological effect of exercise, thereby accelerating muscle recovery.
Twenty three medical, nursing and social work students travelled to Vietnam and China as part of the inaugural healthcare Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment programme, organised by the NUS Yong Loo School of Medicine where they learnt about the healthcare challenges faced by the communities there and how they are overcome.
Alumnus Dr Chong Yaw Khian (Class of 1994), a senior consultant in the sleep disorder clinic at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, shares how it could lead to serious health issues.
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