Scientists grow liver cancer cells in lab

An interdisciplinary team of NUS researchers have discovered a way to grow patient-derived xenografts of liver cancer cells using synthetic 3D scaffolds made of a plant-based porous hydrogel. The new discovery could pave the way for more cost and time efficient methods to test for drug efficacy in the future.

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Congratulations to Professor Markus R. Wenk on being conferred the European Lipid Science Award 2018

The award is presented by the European Council of Management of Euro Fed Lipid, in recognition of Prof Wenk’s sterling contributions to the field of lipidomics.

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Partnership formed to train community health volunteers for the elderly

Community health volunteers will be trained through online courses as well as classroom sessions taught by experts in a new programme that is being developed by a consortium of agencies and headed by the NUS Mind-Science Centre (NMSC).

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In Remembrance

The work of the NUS medical school is made possible by a team of administrators, whose professional and executive skills support the teaching and research work of the academic staff. We pay tribute to two stalwart administrators who left us recently.

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Identified: A Host Protein Involved in Enterovirus 71 Infection of the brain in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Infection with enterovirus 71 (EV71) causes hand, foot and mouth disease, a highly contagious disease that usually affects children younger than five years of age. An NUS research team has identified a host protein, prohibitin (PHB), that is used by EV71 to attack and infect brain cells.

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NUS Nursing offers two-year nursing degree programme

To enable more mid-career professionals to join the healthcare sector as nurses, the NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies (NUS Nursing), part of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, is starting a two-year nursing degree programme this July.

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Remembering Emeritus Professor Edward Tock Peng Chong

Emeritus Professor Edward Tock Peng Chong was a distinguished leader and an outstanding scholar and teacher. His numerous contributions included serving as Dean of the NUS Faculty of Medicine, the Chairman of the Medical Board of the National University Hospital and innumerable committees and boards. His legacy includes the NUH and many generations of doctors who were his students.

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