Ethnic link to nose cancer

NUS physicians have found that nasopharyngeal cancer, commonly known as nose cancer which is prevalent in Chinese, also affects 15 per cent of the non-Chinese population in Singapore. It is the eighth most common cancer among Singaporean men, occurring between 35 and 55 years. The NUS study, a first involving multiple ethnicities, provides important understanding of such links to the disease. It could pave the way for developing targeted therapeutics against the cancer.

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The Neighbourhood Health Service 2015

This year's Neighbourhood Health Service (NHS) 2015 saw medical and nursing students from NUS Medicine and Social Work students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences conducting a centralised health screening at Marine Terrace. First started in 2008, the health service aims to identify and integrate elderly residents from lower socio-economic stratas who have fallen out of the healthcare system back into it through screening and detailed follow-ups.

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“What do I want to do #beforeidie?”

The ‘Before-I-Die’ Board (BID Board) is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public spaces (Before-I-Die Official Website: http://beforeidie.cc/site/). The community engagement project hopes to inspire Singaporeans to reflect on what's most important to them in their lives, and to live a meaningful life by placing it in perspective of death.

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Science pioneers honoured

Eighteen former and current NUS faculty members have been named in a list of Singapore scientific pioneers in a commemorative book about the country’s science and technology efforts. The 120-page book, published by the Asian Scientist with grants from the SG50 Celebration Fund and the Nanyang Technological University, lists a total of 25 scientists aged 50 and above who have made exceptional contributions to Singapore’s scientific, engineering, medical and education sectors over the last five decades.

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Congratulations to our National Medical Excellence Award 2015 winners!

The National Medical Excellence Awards (NMEA) recognizes Singapore's most outstanding medical talent. This year, eight awards were given to outstanding recipients in six award categories at the NMEA 2015, held at Shangri-La Hotel, on 21 August 2015. NUS Medicine congratulates Associate Professor Tai E Shyong for clinching the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist award, Professor Lee Chuen Neng for winning the National Outstanding Clinician Mentor award and Associate Professor James Yip for bringing home the National Outstanding Clinical Quality Champion award.

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Welcome to NUS Medicine, Class of 2020

It was a significant milestone for the 300 freshmen students of the Class of 2020 on 24 August 2015 as they were officially welcomed to the School and presented with their white coats! The annual White Coat Ceremony at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine marks the commencement of medical undergraduate studies. Students are presented the white coats as symbols of their commitment to a course of studies that aims to prepare them for a noble vocation – one of service to the health and well-being of their fellow men.

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Stinky gas invigorates sperm

Singapore paid tribute to the unstinting public service efforts of NUS Eminent Alumnus Mr Suppiah Dhanabalan, Chairman of the NUS Business School Management Advisory Board, NUS Pro-Chancellor Mr Stephen Lee, NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, among other faculty and staff during the country's Golden Jubilee National Day. Prof Tan was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the National Day Awards this year

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