Early detection of gastric cancer with blood test

Clinicians currently perform diagnosis of gastric cancer by doing an invasive procedure called endoscopy, and it is costly. The Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium led by Assoc Prof Yeoh Khay Guan is now developing a simple blood test that can detect gastric cancer by measuring microRNA levels in blood, without performing endoscopy.

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A ray of hope for organ transplant patients

A collaborative study led by Prof A. Vathsala and Assoc Prof Paul MacAry on organ recipient immune system interaction with transplanted organ offers new insights into chronic organ rejection.

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Leveraging on AI for personalised cancer care

Professor Dean Ho and Assistant Professor Edward Chow, have created an artificial intelligence system which optimises drug selection and dosage to improve treatment of diseases.

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A case against a moratorium on germline gene editing

Following the controversial case of the first gene-edited babies in China late last year, leading scientists and ethicists have called for a global moratorium to impose a temporary halt to the clinical uses of human germline editing. Dr Owen Schaefer from NUS Medicine's Centre for Biomedical Ethics shared the reasons for the call and the implications of the moratorium.

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Upcoming events

30 Apr 2019

Workshop: Debriefing in Simulation-based Healthcare Education

30 Apr, Tuesday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
15 May 2019

Workshop: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Research in Medical Education (RIME)

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15 May, Wednesday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
16 May 2019

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

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16 May - 17 May, Thursday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm