Mission to knock out fat-storing mechanism

Professor Carlos Ibanez at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's Department of Physiology and the University's neurobiology programme, together with his team, has discovered the ALK7 link to fat deposition which could be key to fighting obesity. ALK7, a receptor found in fats cell is activated by the body after meals and suppresses the breakdown and burning of fats. The article was published in The Sunday Times, 7 September.

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ActivAID 2014: Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Mindsets

Over 100 like-minded participants attended ActivAID 2014, held on 23 August at the Centre for Translational Medicine (CeTM), NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. Into its 5th year, ActivAID 2014 adopted the theme, 'Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Mindsets' which goes beyond a medical focus to offer diverse approaches for Overseas Community Involvement Projects.

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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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