Hope in myeloid leukaemia fight

Scientists at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) have uncovered a new clue that may help fight myeloid leukaemia, the most common cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

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One gene jab to replace daily jabs of insulin

Daily insulin jabs to treat diabetes could one day be replaced by a single intravenous injection that sends an insulin-producing gene to the liver. Researchers from NUS Medicine have successfully transported such a gene to the livers of diabetic mice. Their findings were published in January in the scientific journal Current Gene Therapy.

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New Head of Department of Anatomy, NUS Medicine

Associate Professor Shaikali Thameem Dheen succeeds Professor Bay Boon Huat as the Head of Department, Anatomy, at NUS Medicine.

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New Head of Department of Biochemistry, NUS Medicine

Associate Professor Markus R. Wenk has been appointed Head of the Department of Biochemistry with effect from 1 April 2016.

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NUS Medicine and Nursing ranked Asia’s best in latest QS World University Rankings

NUS Medicine has been ranked the top medical school in Asia in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies has also emerged as Asia’s best in the first year QS has introduced nursing as a new subject in its rankings

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New Head of Department of Laboratory Medicine, NUH

Dr Roland Jureen will be appointed as Head, Department of Laboratory Medicine, National University Hospital (NUH) with effect from 1 April 2016.

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New Head of Department of Paediatric Surgery, NUH

Dr Dale Lincoln Loh Ser Kheng will be appointed as Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, National University Hospital (NUH) with effect from 1 April 2016. He succeeds out-going head, Professor Prabhakaran, who has headed the Department since 1 August 2001.

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