Misconceptions about antibiotics

A team of students and staff from NUS Medicine and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health revealed that a third of patients who visit general practitioner (GP) clinics had misconceptions that antibiotics could help with common ailments. Conducted in 2015, the study was done on 914 patients aged 21 and above from 24 GP clinics.

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Hopes for new ovarian cancer treatment

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer diagnosed among women globally. A study on ovarian cancer cells, particularly a type of cancer named Mes subtype, has led to a discovery of a new possible treatment strategy.

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Historic buildings of NUS Medicine

The College of Medicine and Tan Teck Guan Buildings have been recognised as national monuments and part of Singapore’s medical heritage. The two buildings were built in 1926 and 1910 respectively, and NUS Medicine occupied it for over six decades.

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Dodging cancer: Wishful thinking now, a reality one day

Adjunct Professor Ng Huck Hui shares how the future of precision medicine is transformed by the advancement of medicine, science and technology, the convergences of these fields, and cancer might be overcome effectively.

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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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