NUHS team commended for saving man on train

A couple of Medicine students and an alumnus who along with two nurses successfully revived a cardiac arrest victimon October 28, were conferred the Public Spiritedness Award by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on November 8.

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NUS Medicine researchers develop potential oral anti-diabetic drug

After 20 years of research, NUS Medicine pharmacology researchers developed an oral anti-diabetic drug and have successfully completed Phase I clinical trial.

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Student raises funds to rebuild schools in Nepal

Joel Lim, Year 1 NUS Medicine student, raised $60,000 with the help of his peers and the Lee Foundation to rebuild two schools in Nepal. He received the National Youth Achievement award (NYAA) Gold Award from President Tony Tan at the NYAA ceremony on October 20.

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The NUHS Summit Research Programmes

The Summit Reseach Programme (SRP) is a new initiative to foster intensive research by multi-national teams of investigators to understand and develop solutions to challenging medical and health issues. The areas covered are cancer, tuberculosis, metabolic disease, synthetic biology and cardiovascular disease. The programmes will also train, test and stretch the capabilities of young, budding clinician scientists working under the supervision of experts in their respective fields.

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High zinc in brain linked to poor memory

NUS researchers say a high amount of zinc in the brain is associated with poor memory. The study led by Assist Professor Sajikumar also found that a drug named TPEN, could restore ability to form long-term memories.

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For one more year

If you only had a year more to live, what would you do? A group of NUS medical and nursing students set up chalkboards titled “Before I Die” to encourage people to reflect on what they wish to do in their lifetime. These boards are in SMU and NUS campuses, Toa Payoh HDB Hub, and more will be set up in shopping centres and hospitals.

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Conferment of Provost’s Chair

Professor Markus R. Wenk has been appointed as Provost’s Chair at NUS Medicine with effect from 1 October 2016.

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