New hope in treating difficult triple-negative type breast cancer

NUS, A*STAR and NCIS researchers discover new potential treatments for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC affects 10 per cent of the estimated 1,900 breast cancer patients every year, but currently lacks targeted treatment.

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Top in Asia

NUS has risen two rankings to the 24th spot in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016–2017, maintaining its place as the top Asian University.

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NUS Medicine tops at the Inter-Faculty Games 2016

Medical students from NUS has clinched the overall champion title for the fourth consecutive year at the annual Inter-Faculty Games 2016. The womens’ teams from NUS Medicine scored first for Basketball, Floorball, Netball, Soccer, Volleyball, and mixed teams clinched first at the International Chess and Tchoukball games.

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Consortia for cybersecurity, synthetic biology launched

NUS hosts two new consortia supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, including the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology (SINERGY) which will be headed by Associate Professor Matthew Chang.

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A step forward in defeating 'Godzilla-like' cancer

Dr Huang Zhiwei from the NUS Faculty of Engineering teams up with Dr Lim Chwee Ming from Department of Otolaryngology to study the effectiveness of Raman spectroscopy, a technique used to detect nose cancer.

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More hospital nurses to be attached to nursing homes

The National University Health System (NUHS) collaborates with Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) to ease manpower crunch in the healthcare sector. More hospital staff nurses and allied health professionals cross-deployed to nursing homes to serve the increasing demand for institutional care in Singapore.

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Early detection of gastric cancer

A research team, headed by Dr Polly Chen from NUS Department of Anatomy and Prof Patrick Tan from Duke-NUS, has found that changes in ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequences are closely linked to the development of gastric cancer. This discovery could potentially facilitate early detection and better treatment of gastric cancer.

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