National Medical Research Council awards

Congratulations to Professor Edward Koo for receiving the prestigious Singapore Translational Research (STaR) Investigator Award, in recognition for his research in neurology, titled "Synaptic Injury in Alzheimer Disease: Mechanisms and Treatment". A total of 25 clinician-scientists from seven healthcare institutions received the awards along with grant funding for their research fields including cardiology, mental health, neurology and infectious diseases. 

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NUS Medicine PhD student receives prestigious Ray Wu Prize (2012)

Ms Kong Say Li has been awarded the prestigious Ray Wu Prize (2012). The Ray Wu Prize is an international prize awarded each year to graduate students for excellence in life science research.

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Women in science and medicine

Passion in one's work, family support and priority-setting are some of the key aspects to maintaining a good work-life balance. These were highlighted during the inaugural "Women in Science & Medicine" dialogue on 5 November, jointly organised by the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS, and the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine's Department of Biochemistry and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The event was held in conjunction with the Frontiers in Cancer Science 2012. 

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Medical school's largest medical mission

84 students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine will be visiting Cambodia for three weeks in December to provide medical aid to more than 6,200 Cambodians – the biggest number of beneficiaries from a single trip! But more funds and resources are needed before the mission can go ahead. Find out more about how to contribute by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NUS researchers recognised for R&D contribution

Professor Lawrence Ho Khek Yu, Chair of University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, together with Associate Professor Louis Phee, Head of Nanyang Technological University's Division of Mechatronics and Design, collaborated on groundbreaking work that has led to the development of the world's first robotic flexible endoscopy system. 

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Keynote Address 2012

More than 200 students attended the Keynote Address 2012 held on 27th September at the Peter and Mary Fu Lecture Theatre. Guest-of-Honour, Dr Lam Pin Min, Chairman of Government Parliamentary Committee for Health gave an inspiring-informative keynote address on the Health Care System in Singapore which was followed by a dialogue session titled, "Private Healthcare versus Public Healthcare". A panel of six distinguished healthcare professionals from both the public and private healthcare sectors shared their opinions to questions fielded by the students.


Green tea may protect against Parkinson's disease

A multi-institutional study led by Associate Professor Lim Kah Leong of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Dr Ng Chee Hoe of the National Neuroscience Institute has identified a component in green tea called EGCG that provides potent cellular protection against Parkinson’s disease. 

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