Christmas in Afghanistan

Dr Wee Teck Young, who is an alumnus from Class of 1993, has been a volunteer in war-torn Afghanistan since 2004. The locals don’t celebrate Christmas there, but find out how Dr Wee spent his.

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A new biomarker for breast cancer

An oncogene discovered by Assistant Professor Lim Yoon Pin and his team could be used as a biomarker for the early detection and prognosis of breast cancer. The patent has been licensed to a local biomedical diagnostic company, which may commercialise it into a test kit by next year.

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More Singaporeans step up to interact with foreign workers

More Singaporeans have stepped up to offer support and interact with foreign workers. Students from NUS College of Alice and Peter Tan and NUS Medicine recently volunteered at an inter-dormitory cricket competition and helped to measure migrant workers’ blood pressure.

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NUS alumnus receives award for contributions to HIV patients

NUS Medicine alumnus and adjunct associate professor Dr Lee Cheng Chuan received a Red Ribbon award for his outstanding contributions to help people living with HIV at a Singapore Aids Conference on 3 December 2016.

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The need for clinician scientists in Singapore

Clinician scientists are medical doctors who wear two hats – they practice medicine and do clinical research on diseases. Despite efforts from the health sector and government, Singapore still faces a shortage of clinician scientists.

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Journey of a clinician scientist

Professor Chng Wee Joo shares how his interest in scientific discoveries had led him to become a clinician scientist. He was awarded with the National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award in August 2016.

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Women live longer, but less healthily, than men

The SG90 Longevity Cohort Study shows that while women in Singapore tend to outlive men, they are more likely to be in poorer health.

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