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.
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.
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.
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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