NUS scientists find a key to unlocking mystery of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

For the longest time, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis was thought to be a purely motor neuron disease (MND), in which nerve cells controlling our body movements gradually break down and die. Now, a five-year study by NUS Medicine's Department of Physiology has revealed that neighbouring cells known as oligodendrocytes also participate in the disease process.

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Novel device aids in muscle recovery

A team of NUS researchers has developed MRegen, a novel medical device capable of harnessing a specific magnetic field to trigger and amplify the biological effect of exercise, thereby accelerating muscle recovery.

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Healthcare lessons in Vietnam and China

Twenty three medical, nursing and social work students travelled to Vietnam and China as part of the inaugural healthcare Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment programme, organised by the NUS Yong Loo School of Medicine where they learnt about the healthcare challenges faced by the communities there and how they are overcome.

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New specialist centre dedicated to children's health opens in NUH

The National University Hospital (NUH) opens a new one-stop specialist centre to provide outpatient care for young patients. The NUHkids Specialist Centre encompasses elements of nature and play to create a different hospital experience for children.

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Insights to children’s health

Researchers from the GUSTO study made new discoveries on young children’s academic performance, eating habits and neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Dangers of sleep deprivation

Alumnus Dr Chong Yaw Khian (Class of 1994), a senior consultant in the sleep disorder clinic at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, shares how it could lead to serious health issues.

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Innovative projects reimagine education

The Virtual Interactive Human Anatomy (VIHA) project, led by NUS Medicine Associate Professor Suresh Pillai, clinched the Gold award in the Asia Regional category at the 2018 Reimagine Education Conference & Awards Ceremony organised by the Quacquarelli Symonds World Rankings.

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