NUS Medicine International Council welcomes global thought leaders to inaugural conference – Future-Ready Asia

The NUS Medicine International Council (NIC) hosted its inaugural members’ meeting – Future-Ready Asia – from 20 to 22 April 2017. The conference gathered experts and thought leaders from around the world to discuss the greatest challenges facing the region here in Singapore.

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NUS Student Achievement Awards 2017

At the NUS Student Achievement Awards 2017, Public Health Service and Project Sa’Bai won the Gold Award for Community Service, while Code Blue, Sabai Vision and Neighbourhood Health Service bagged the Bronze Award in the same category.

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Better food, better vision

The same diet that is good for our body, is also good for our eyes, said Dr Stephanie Ming Young, an NUS Medicine alumna who is now an associate consultant at the National University Hospital Eye Surgery Centre.

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Microbiological warfare in the gut

In a new article published online in Nature Communications on 12 April 2017, Associate Professor Matthew Chang’s team has demonstrated for the first time that engineered probiotic E. coli bacteria can sense and kill disease-causing bacteria in the gut of animals.

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Medical student’s story made into film

Final-year NUS Medicine student Alvona Loh’s story about national servicemen of different cultures and countries bonding over extraordinarily common life experiences was made into a film titled B.M.T (Beijing, Mumbai, Tampines) by Singaporean film director Kelvin Tong.

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Lotus-NUS Medical Bursary

NUS Medicine students who need help financially can look forward to support from the Lotus-NUS Medical Bursary – which are bursaries funded by the Lotus Life Foundation.

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Mangosteens offer hope against TB

A research study from SPRINT-TB discovered that a natural compound found in mangosteens, xanthones, is effective in killing a bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).

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