Elective on Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been gaining in popularity Singapore in recent years, with young, bilingual TCM physicians who can explain TCM concepts to patients using Western medical terms. However, there is still a lack of communication between both Chinese and Western medicine practitioners here.

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Benefits of MRI scans for prostate cancer

Dr Lincoln Tan, consultant at NUH's Department of Urology, shares how a multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan can help patients uncover aggressive prostate cancer cells disguising as less aggressive cancer cells in their bodies.

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NUS Medicine students conferred WeCare Award by North West CDC

A group of NUS Medicine students was accorded the WeCare Award at the North West Volunteers’ Awards held on 12 February 2017 at NUS University Cultural Centre for spearheading a programme for elderly residents in the district.

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A shot in the arm for HFMD prevention

Singapore is a step closer to developing a vaccine against hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), thanks to a research study led by Associate Professor Justin Chu from NUS Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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Discovering local “magic” grass

A chat with his US counterpart led Professor Ong Wei Yi from NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy to buy a bag of Sabah snake grass and conduct research on the plant's healing properties.

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NUS President to rejoin MOH

NUS will have a new president by next year as current President – Professor Tan Chorh Chuan – takes on a senior position at Ministry of Health in 2018.

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Why is fish oil touted as brain food?

It is a well-known fact that fish oil is good for you, but no one has ever found out why. Professor Ong Wei Yi from NUS Medicine’s Department of Anatomy has discovered that an enzyme in the brain called Alox15 is the key to the answer.

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