Taking action against dementia

As dementia becomes increasingly common in Singapore, Associate Professor Reshma Merchant shares her insights on risk factors that may contribute to dementia, such as hearing loss, and how community efforts such as the Healthy Ageing Programme For You (HAPPY) can potentially delay the onset of dementia for Singaporeans.

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Myeloma patients boosted by new approved drug

The approved usage of a new drug called carfilzomib by the Health Sciences Authority will give a boost to myeloma patients, as it may increase the amount of time they spend without their condition worsening, according to the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS).

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Cadavers and anatomy classes - the past and present

Dr Chong Siow Ann, an alumnus of NUS Medicine, reflects on his experience with cadavers in anatomy classes and highlights the importance of cadavers in nurturing future doctors, as an increase in body donations has allowed NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine to resume dissection of cadavers.

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Hearing loss linked to dementia

A study on Singaporeans using results from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study has revealed that people aged 55 and above with hearing loss are more likely to develop dementia.

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Scientists grow liver cancer cells in lab

An interdisciplinary team of NUS researchers have discovered a way to grow patient-derived xenografts of liver cancer cells using synthetic 3D scaffolds made of a plant-based porous hydrogel. The new discovery could pave the way for more cost and time efficient methods to test for drug efficacy in the future.

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Congratulations to Professor Markus R. Wenk on being conferred the European Lipid Science Award 2018

The award is presented by the European Council of Management of Euro Fed Lipid, in recognition of Prof Wenk’s sterling contributions to the field of lipidomics.

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Partnership formed to train community health volunteers for the elderly

Community health volunteers will be trained through online courses as well as classroom sessions taught by experts in a new programme that is being developed by a consortium of agencies and headed by the NUS Mind-Science Centre (NMSC).

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