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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NUS Medicine – Home of the IFG 2018 Championship

Congratulations to the NUS Medicine Inter-Faculty Games 2018 athletes on winning the championship and bringing home the Tan Eng Chye Challenge Trophy.

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NUS Medical Grand Challenge 2018

Over the past year, the students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) and their counterparts from the Business, Computing, Engineering, Dentistry, and Science faculties have gone through interdisciplinary boot camps to develop and refine their proposed solutions and prototypes to a number of healthcare problems. The students, grouped into 14 teams, are taking part in the second edition of the Medical Grand Challenge, which was launched last year.

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Neighbourhood Health Service screens for all chronic illnesses

Singapore’s pioneering student-led health screening programme for residents of rental HDB apartments is going big this year, the 12th since the programme began in 2007.

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Retired doctor helps others to live well

Alumna Dr Wong Hee Ong survived World War II, completed medical school and contributed to healthcare in both Singapore and Malaysia as an educator and practitioner. At 91, she is still helping seniors prevent dementia.

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Stronger chemotherapy for children with high-risk leukaemia boosts cure, reduces relapse rates

A team of doctors from Singapore and Malaysia has managed to raise cure rates for a group of child leukemia patients from 69.6 per cent to 91.6 per cent while also lowering relapses from 30 per cent to 13 per cent.

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NUS researchers can now test for HFMD in human saliva

Assoc Prof Justin Chu and his research team at Department of Microbiology and Immunology conducted a study on using salivary micro RNA as a diagnostic marker for Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in paediatric patients. The team has accurately distinguished HFMD patients from healthy persons in Singapore and Taiwan.

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