Low oxygen levels leads to higher lung damage in TB patients

Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are produced in a person’s body and contain enzymes which destroy the TB bacteria. Unfortunately, these cells also destroy lung tissues in the process. Assistant Professor Catherine Ong from NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine and her team found that in a low-oxygen environment, the damage to the lungs of TB patients could worsen.

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More children diagnosed with high blood pressure

High blood pressure is more prevalent among middle-aged adults but there has been an increase in the number of children falling prey to this condition. Dr Andrew Sng, NUS Medicine’s alumnus and Associate Consultant at NUH’s Division of Paediatric Endocrinology shared that his team attends to a new paediatric patient with high blood pressure every month, up from one every two months five years ago.

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Making hearing checks easy and accessible for seniors

Professor William Hal Martin, Director of the Master of Science (Audiology) Programme at NUS Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology and his team of hearing experts from NUS, National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital, is developing innovative ways to bring accurate, reliable and cost-effective hearing screening services into the community so that seniors can access them easily.

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Scientists reveal mystery of superbug evolution

Assistant Professor John Chen and his research team have found a new way in which bacteria evolve, one which they believe is at least 1,000 times more efficient than any currently known ways.

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Combined effort by healthcare students and professionals to screen and educate Jurong residents

About 680 volunteers and staff from secondary and tertiary schools, hospitals and healthcare organisations in Singapore came together on 13 and 14 October to provide free comprehensive health screening and education for residents in Jurong.

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NUS launches Graduate Diploma in Community Health Nursing

New modular framework helps working nurses to gain formal qualifications and develop deeper, future-ready skills in nursing.

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President's Science and Technology Awards 2018

Congratulations Professor Judith Swain and Associate Professor Lim Kah Leong for clinching the 2018 President’s Science and Technology Medal and the Team Award respectively.

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