Brain researchers worldwide assemble knowledge of synapses online

A collaboration with 15 expert labs worldwide including Assistant Professor John Chua from the Department of Physiology has led to the development of a new online portal, SYNGO, which aims to represent the current scientific knowledge about synapses.

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Organ Donation: What's Your Stand?

Under Singapore’s Human Organ Transplant Act (HOTA), our silence means tacit consent to having our organs donated when we pass away. Assistant Professors Voo Teck Chuan and Shahla Siddiqui tell us more on how we should help ease our loved ones into the decision way before they have to be faced with it.

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NUS University Awards 2019

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine researchers and educators acknowledged at the NUS University Awards 2019.

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Teen Rebel Turned Aspiring Doctor: ITE Graduate Scores Entry to Medical School

Mr Nicholas Chan, 23, is the first Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate to make it to the National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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Harnessing AI for better cognitive training

Results of a pilot study led by Professor Dean Ho from the NUS Medicine Department of Pharmacology provided evidence that an artificial intelligence known as CURATE.AI has the potential to enhance learning, and could pave the way for promising applications in personalised digital therapy, including the prevention of cognitive decline.

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Protection from hand, foot, and mouth disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a highly contagious infection that if overlooked can have life-threatening consequences. Associate Professor Sylvie Alonso from NUS Microbiology and Immunology explained that identifying attributes in our own cells might be the key for tackling this disease.

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Closing in on neurological and sensory disorders

The rise of neurological and sensory disorders worldwide has been fuelled by longer life expectancies and increased neurodegenerative risk factors. Now, with the need for reliable and affordable therapeutics, umbilical cord lining cell-based regenerative medicine holds great promise for patients.

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