Scientists harness gene's predictive power against breast cancer

Dr Alan Prem Kumar, who co-led the research team with Principal Investigator Dr Vinay Tergaonkar at A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology has found a new gene marker, DP103, which facilitates the prediction of both breast cancer relapses and a patient's response to chemotherapy. This novel biomarker could help physicians select appropriate treatments for breast cancer patients.

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Is your mind like a sieve? Blame multitasking, says NUS scientists

In an article published in The Strait Times, 12 August, principal investigator Dr Sajikumar from the Department of Physiology at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine shares with us how multitasking may impair the forming of long-term memories.

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Project iBaby

A group of final year medical students initiated a community outreach programme called "Project iBaby" to promote awareness on the prevalence of screen usage in children in the local community, educate the public on the recommended guidelines and provide management strategies on reducing screen usage.

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The National Healthcare-Medical Symposium

Close to 100 like-minded pre-university students participated in the National Healthcare-Medical (NHMed) Symposium held in the first week of June. Into its second year, the symposium allows students who are keen to pursue their career in the healthcare sector to learn more about what being a medical student and doctor encompasses.

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International Biomedical Challenge 2014

The winners of the International Biomedical Challenge 2014 toured the Centre of Healthcare Simulation (CHS) located at the Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM) on 2 June 2014. Other than witnessing a realistic simulated birth delivery, the students also had the opportunity to have hands-on experience with the simulators.

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Visit by Senior Malaysian Education Officials

Malaysian Ministry of Education (MMOE) Secretary-General II YBhg. Dato' Seri Ir. Dr. Zaini bin Ujang and a team of eight from the Malaysian department of education and deans of medical schools in Malaysia visited the National University Health System (NUHS) on 19 May 2014 to gain a deeper understanding of how the NUHS functions as an academic health system.

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More Green-Mark buildings on campus

Block MD7 has won this year's Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Gold Award for the renovation it is now undergoing. The updated building is expected to chalk up an estimated 144,500 kWh/year of energy savings and 7,750 m3/year of water savings. Some of the "green" features you can find in this building are the use of an air-conditioning system that uses a centralised chilled-water system with system efficiency of 0.65 kW/RT.

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