Stem cells treatment gets high hopes with FDA approval

An accidental discovery by Professor Phan Toan Thang led to breakthrough research that could potentially replace skin grafts and provide effective treatments for diabetic patients and wound therapy.

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Novel discovery on tumour suppressor

Dr Sudhakar Jha from the Department of Biochemistry and his research team have found that controlling levels of the TIP60 protein, a tumour suppressor, may lower the spread of breast cancer cells.

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NUS Medicine’s role in Smart Nation

"Smart" programmes that promote health will be a key area that can significantly improve people’s lives by actively encouraging well-being and preventing diseases, said NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan.

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New method to treat congenital heart defect

Doctors in Singapore can now treat Tetralogy of Fallot, a form of congenital heart defect that affects the functioning of the valve, without open heart surgery. Since August 2016, two patients have successfully undergone the procedure by a team of congenital heart specialists from the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) and the department of paediatrics at National University Hospital (NUH).

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Suppressing breast cancer aggression

NUS Medicine scientists recently found that breast cancer tumours could potentially be suppressed through a molecular “switch”.

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Genetic Screening for pregnancies

Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) will be made available through a clinical trial for the first time in 2017.

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Diabetes during pregnancy could affect babies

A study led by NUS Medicine’s Dr Cai Shirong found that mothers with gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy, are more likely to have babies with attention problems.

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