COVID-19: Updates from Singapore

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Antibiotic exposure in infants associated with higher risks of childhood obesity

In a sub-study of the GUSTO programme led by Professor Lee Yung Seng, Head of Paediatrics, and Dr Neerja Karnani from the Department of Biochemistry, researchers found that the use of antibiotics in infancy can raise the risk of obesity in early childhood.

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COVID-19 pandemic shows how all humanity is in the same boat

In an op-ed on The Scotsman, Professor Chong Yap Seng, Dean of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Associate Professor Swaine Chen from the Department of Medicine stress that the world can no longer forget about its past threats for it to learn to be pandemic-ready and pandemic-resistant.

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NUS researchers discover an essential protein controlling cerebral blood vessel development and brain functions

Assistant Professor Long N. Nguyen and his team have discovered a protein named Mfsd7c that is critical for blood vessel development and brain growth. These findings pave the way for better understanding of nutritional molecules required by the brain and may be utilised for treatment of neuronal diseases.

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Upcoming events

29 May 2020

Workshop: 10th Diagnostic Cytopathology Workshop

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29 May - 31 May, Friday - Sunday
24 Jun 2020

Workshop: Use of Portfolio for Learning and Assessment

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24 Jun, Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
25 Jun 2020

Workshop: Competency Based Medical / Health Professional Education: Written Assessment

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25 Jun, Thursday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm