NUS Medicine hosted the inaugural Joint Scientific Symposium with Japan’s Keio University on January 10 and 11 at the Centre for Life Sciences.
Pregnant women who sleep less than six hours a night are twice as likely to get gestational diabetes (GDM) compared to those who sleep seven to eight hours, the latest findings from the GUSTO (Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes) study show.
Antibiotic resistance have become more common in Singapore, with several thousand cases each year. It has also been flagged as a serious concern worldwide. Antibiotic resistance happens when antibiotics are overused or misused and microbes such as bacteria and viruses become resistant to the effects of medicines that previously killed them.
An oncogene discovered by Assistant Professor Lim Yoon Pin and his team could be used to as a biomarker for the early detection and prognosis of breast cancer. The patent has been licensed to a local biomedical diagnostic company, which may commercialise it into a test kit by next year.