A shot in the arm for HFMD prevention

Singapore is a step closer to developing a vaccine against hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), thanks to a research study led by Associate Professor Justin Chu from NUS Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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Discovering local “magic” grass

A chat with his US counterpart led Professor Ong Wei Yi from NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy to buy a bag of Sabah snake grass and conduct research on the plant's healing properties.

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NUS President to rejoin MOH

NUS will have a new president by next year as current President – Professor Tan Chorh Chuan – takes on a senior position at Ministry of Health in 2018.

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Why is fish oil touted as brain food?

It is a well-known fact that fish oil is good for you, but no one has ever found out why. Professor Ong Wei Yi from NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy has discovered that an enzyme in the brain called Alox15 is the key to the answer.

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Food allergies, begone!

The Food Oral Immunotherapy programme headed by Dr Soh Jian Yi has helped a young patient overcome an allergy to peanuts. Implemented in August 2015 in NUH, the programme first focused on peanuts, and it will soon be expanded to cashew, egg and pistachios in early 2017.

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NUS teams up against cancer

In light of World Cancer Day, NUS cancer researchers have been actively learning more about the disease and conducting groundbreaking work to come up with new treatment solutions.

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Muslim students’ outreach on healthcare

A group of NUS Medicine students hosted the 4th annual Muslim Healthcare Outreach Programme (MHOP) in NUS on 7 January 2017. A total of 120 secondary- and tertiary-level students participated, and the organisers shared their experiences and knowledge of Singapore’s healthcare.

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