Department of Biochemistry marks its 90th anniversary

The Department of Biochemistry turned 90 on August 4, 2017, having been established at the King Edward VII College of Medicine in 1927. From its humble beginnings as a mainly classical biochemistry department with a primary teaching mission, it has crossed sequential milestones to grow into a leader of biomedical sciences research and education.

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NUS Medicine boosts research into ageing

Professor Brian Kennedy, an internationally renowned expert, has been appointed to lead ongoing efforts to understand the human ageing process and how to extend the period of healthy life or healthspan. He will lead the collaboration with The Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine as the director of NUHS Centre for Healthy Ageing.

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Finding answers to unmet healthcare challenges

Winners of the Medical Grand Challenge were announced on the evening of 18 August 2017, concluding the student-led, multi-disciplinary competition. The teams were accessed by a panel of judges for their business strategy, creativity, design quality and healthcare impact.

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Good luck, NUS Medicine athletes!

Nine NUS Medicine students will be representing the nation at two major sporting events - 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) and 29th World University Games - from 19 August to 30 August. Best of luck to all NUS athletes and alumni!

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Remember the past, build the future

This year’s edition of Rag Day, the University’s annual tradition of contributing towards the welfare of the less privileged, took place on 12 August at NUS University Town and saw the exciting announcement that more than $400,000 had been raised from Flag Day 2017. Congratulations to our NUS Medicine team for clinching Gold and the Best Dance award in this year's RAG 2017!

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Excellence in public service

NUS Medicine Vice-Dean for Research and National University Health System - NUHS Group Director of Research, Prof Lawrence Ho Khek Yu, was awarded the Public Administration Medal at this year's National Day Awards. Congratulations!

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Preventing dementia in an ageing Singapore

As Singapore’s population ages, the number of people with dementia is expected to increase rapidly in the next 10 to 20 years. Thus, prevention is key, said Dr Feng Lei from NUS Medicine’s Department of Psychological Medicine.

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