Singing dementia away

An innovative study by Dr Feng Lei from NUS Medicine aims to test the effects of choral singing on staving off the onset of dementia in elderly folk. The clinical trial is part of the 10-year Jurong Ageing Study, led by Professor Kua Ee Heok of NUS Medicine.

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Keep calm and ward off dementia

NUS Medicine researchers aim to test the effects of mindfulness therapy on warding off dementia in senior citizens as part of the Dementia Prevention Programme, a collaboration with the People’s Association.

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Mental Muscle

NUS Medicine Phase IV medical students Nicholas Eu, Jonathan See, Stephen Hwang and Jon Tan will embark on a 7-day, 250km grueling race through the Namib Desert come May 2016 to increase awareness for mental health and raise funds to benefit the Singapore Association for Mental Health.

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NUS Medicine team discovers drug to treat memory loss

Assistant Professor Sajikumar Sreedharan and his team have discovered a link between an imbalance of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) and histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and age-related memory loss – and they might also have found a way to reverse this.

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AAHCI’s Southeast Asia Regional Meeting 2016

The 14th of January marked the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) International’s Southeast Asia Regional Meeting at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine). More than 60 participants from 14 countries attended the meeting.

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‘New’ drug for colorectal cancer

Research by Professor Chng Wee Joo, from NUS Medicine and the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, has demonstrated the efficiency of a small molecule drug, PRIMA-1met, in inhibiting the growth of colorectal cancer cells with minimal side effects.

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Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) 2016

The 13th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference has rolled around again. The annual conference is organised by the Centre for Medical Education (CenMED) at NUS Medicine, and aims to stimulate and support the discussion and sharing of best practices in medical education.

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