In Remembrance

The work of the NUS medical school is made possible by a team of administrators, whose professional and executive skills support the teaching and research work of the academic staff. We pay tribute to two stalwart administrators who left us recently.

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Identified: A Host Protein Involved in Enterovirus 71 Infection of the brain in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Infection with enterovirus 71 (EV71) causes hand, foot and mouth disease, a highly contagious disease that usually affects children younger than five years of age. An NUS research team has identified a host protein, prohibitin (PHB), that is used by EV71 to attack and infect brain cells.

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NUS Nursing offers two-year nursing degree programme

To enable more mid-career professionals to join the healthcare sector as nurses, the NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (NUS Nursing), part of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, is starting a two-year nursing degree programme this July.

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Remembering Emeritus Professor Edward Tock Peng Chong

Emeritus Professor Edward Tock Peng Chong was a distinguished leader and an outstanding scholar and teacher. His numerous contributions included serving as Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine, the Chairman of the Medical Board of the National University Hospital and innumerable committees and boards. His legacy includes the NUH and many generations of doctors who were his students.

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Mother’s antibodies may worsen dengue infection in children

A dengue vaccine that stimulates a strong T cell response in babies has been found to provide better and broader protection than vaccines which induce the production of mainly antibodies.

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Engineered bacteria and broccoli extract kills colorectal cancer cells

A team of NUS researchers have found a way to turn a humble cocktail of bacteria and vegetables into a targeted system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells.

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Harnessing the power of synthetic biology

The National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) announced a new Synthetic Biology Research and Development (R&D) Programme. Three of the four awarded research projects will be carried out by NUS Medicine researchers.

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