New method to treat congenital heart defect

Doctors in Singapore can now treat Tetralogy of Fallot, a form of congenital heart defect that affects the functioning of the valve, without open heart surgery. Since August 2016, two patients have successfully undergone the procedure by a team of congenital heart specialists from the National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS) and the department of paediatrics at National University Hospital (NUH).

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Suppressing breast cancer aggression

NUS Medicine scientists recently found that breast cancer tumours could potentially be suppressed through a molecular “switch”.

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Genetic Screening for pregnancies

Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) will be made available through a clinical trial for the first time in 2017.

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Diabetes during pregnancy could affect babies

A study led by NUS Medicine’s Dr Cai Shirong found that mothers with gestational diabetes, which develops during pregnancy, are more likely to have babies with attention problems.

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NUHS team commended for saving man on train

A couple of Medicine students and an alumnus who along with two nurses successfully revived a cardiac arrest victimon October 28, were conferred the Public Spiritedness Award by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on November 8.

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NUS Medicine researchers develop potential oral anti-diabetic drug

After 20 years of research, NUS Medicine pharmacology researchers developed an oral anti-diabetic drug and have successfully completed Phase I clinical trial.

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Student raises funds to rebuild schools in Nepal

Joel Lim, Year 1 NUS Medicine student, raised $60,000 with the help of his peers and the Lee Foundation to rebuild two schools in Nepal. He received the National Youth Achievement award (NYAA) Gold Award from President Tony Tan at the NYAA ceremony on October 20.

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