The first madrasah student in NUS Medicine

Ms Amalina Ridzuan, Phase III Medicine student, is one of the first two former madrasah students to be accepted by the school in 2015.

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Living in the moment with Karate

When Associate Professor Too Heng-Phon slipped and fell at the NUS business school more than a decade ago, he decided to make a change and learnt karate. He joined the Ken Yu Kai Association in Singapore to learn the Shitoryu style of karate, one of the four major styles of karate in the world.

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Prof Tan Chorh Chuan receives appointment as University Professor

Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, former NUS President, has been conferred the title of University Professor by NUS to recognise his contributions to the university.

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Immunotherapy trials pave the way for better cancer treatments

Eight immunotherapy trials are currently ongoing as part of the National University Health System (NUHS)’s Cancer Summit Research Programme, aimed at targeting a range of cancers including breast cancer and lymphoma.

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An ‘Iron Man’ suit for protein

A new way of building protective suits for proteins has been developed by a team led by Dr Chester Drum from Department of Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and this finding may help with future treatment of diseases such as cancer.

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Women more affected by frailty than men

Frailty affects women more than men, according to Associate Professor Reshma Merchant. A study conducted in northwest Singapore by Assoc Prof Merchant revealed that 37 per cent of adults with an average age of 71 were pre-frail while 6.2 per cent were frail.

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New hopes for prostate cancer patients

Patients with late stage prostate cancer now have a myriad of treatment options. Associate Professor Edmund Chiong explained that hormonal therapy can be performed to reduce testosterone count of patients, circumventing prostate cancer growth.

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