Brighter future for hepatitis B patients

A clinical trial led by Professor Lim Seng Gee from NUS Medicine's Department of Medicine involving the combination of a jab and an oral medication achieved an 11 per cent success rate in the treatment of hepatitis B.

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Driving innovation in food and biochemical production

NUS has partnered leading agribusiness group Wilmar International Limited to establish a new corporate laboratory, WIL@NUS, that hopes to drive innovation in both food technology and oleochemical production.

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A whole new way of seeing the human body

The Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS) at NUS Medicine recently launched the Virtual Interactive Human Anatomy (VIHA) to enhance the teaching and learning of human anatomy. The system supplements and complements the traditional anatomy classes that are so essential and fundamental to medical studies, allowing students to gain a deeper and fuller understanding of the intricate relationships among the various body.

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The hidden danger of pregnancy

Preeclampsia is a condition where women experience high blood pressure and an increased amount of protein in their urine during pregnancy, affecting their organs and systems, and can also impair foetal growth. Professor Tan Kok Hian sheds light on the risk factors of preeclampsia, and how the condition can be managed.

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Stemming the perils of blood cancers

The discovery of a laboratory-synthesised chemical substance called C7 by a group of researchers including Associate Professor William Hwang could expand the number of blood-forming stem cells in umbilical cords, paving the way for blood cancer patients to recover faster and minimise their risk of bacterial, fungi or viral infections.

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Spotting out skin cancer

As more skin cancer patients are being diagnosed at a younger age in Singapore, NUS Medicine clinical lecturers Dr Natascha Ekawati Putri and Dr Grace Tan explain what the risk factors of skin cancer are, and the available treatment options.

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NUS scientists discover a new way to control blood pressure

Researchers Professor Soong Tuck Wah and Dr Hu Zhenyu from NUS Medicine’s Department of Physiology have found a new way to lower blood pressure through a key protein in our body. This takes medical science a step closer toward fighting cardiovascular disorders.

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