How does the COVID-19 virus work?

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted some experts to call this a much-needed wake-up call for how we manage global health. Professor Paul Tambyah from the Department of Medicine sheds light on how the virus works and explains why this particular strain of the coronavirus poses a threat to humans.

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Hot and humid weather may end COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) cases may fall sharply by May when temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere - particularly China - warm up, say Dr Jyoti Somani and Professor Paul Tambyah.

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Key United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foundation supports NUS with US$3M medical professorship

The gift from Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation will enable the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to drive research, education and innovation in the field of endocrinology, particularly in the area of translational research in diabetes.

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Having a go at directing plays centred around healthcare themes

Year 2 NUS Medicine student, Yap Shi Jed recently had the chance to direct two plays – ‘Don’t Know, Don’t Care’ and ‘Don’t Forget to Remember Me’ – which centred around healthcare themes as part of his hall production. He shares more about the plays and his experience of directing such plays as a medical student.

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Shedding light on the causes of muscle loss in the elderly

As part of a new study by NUS and the Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences (SICS), Associate Professor Stacey Tay and Adjunct Assistant Professor Neerja Karnani from NUS Medicine have identified the mechanisms involved in sarcopenia – an age-related loss of muscle mass and strength.

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Speaking your mind

Unlike most books on mental health written by experts and professionals, “Speaking Your Mind” is a first-of-its-kind NUS student-led mental health initiative which involved multiple external stakeholders and aims to raise awareness and encourage conversations on mental health among Singaporeans.

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MOH Advisory on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

In view of the developing COVID-19 situation in Wuhan and other parts of the China, the Ministry of Health, Singapore (MOH) has put in place precautionary measures and updated its public health travel advisory. Professor Paul Tambyah from the Department of Medicine also advised on the protective steps one can take against the virus.

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