In memory of Mr Yong Pung How

We are deeply saddened by the loss of a well-respected figure in Singapore's former judge and Chief Justice Mr Yong Pung How and extend our heartfelt condolences to the family. Mr Yong will be remembered for his wisdom, unassuming nature and generosity of heart, manifested in his myriad contributions to the community.

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What is Precision Medicine?

While the term “Precision Medicine” is of fairly recent origin, the desire to provide accurate and unerring care for patients is a fundamental principle in the practice of medicine. It is the basis, for example, in the deliberate care taken to make sure patients in need of blood transfusions are matched with the correct blood type.

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The device that builds muscle without exercise

Get stronger muscles without needing to exercise? Professor Alfredo Franco-Obregon and his team have filed a patent on a machine to make this possible. Bio Ionic Currents Electromagnetic Pulsing Systems (BICEPS) will soon be available on the market, with patients who are too frail to exercise benefiting from it.

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Professor James Hui Hoi Po appointed as Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Professor Hui takes over the helm of NUS Medicine's Department of Orthopaedc Surgery from Professor K Satku, who has led the Department as Acting Head for the past eight months.

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Of forensic science, medicine and pathology

In its 10th run this year, the Chao Tzee Cheng Visiting Professorship Programme 2019 brought together eminent professors in the fields of pathology, forensic science, law and more to share their expertise and cooperate in research and education.

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New NUS senior appointments

NUS recently announced new senior appointments for the positions of NUS Senior Vice President (Health Innovation & Translation), NUS Senior Vice President (Health Education & Resources), and NUS Senior Vice President (Health Affairs).

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Obesity and weight loss – It’s complicated

Weight loss is not just about exercising more. Assistant Professor Yvonne Lim from the Department of Paediatrics addresses the common misconceptions about obesity and weight loss and shares that prenatal factors, infancy and childhood habits come into play too.

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