Low blood pressure study reveals some areas for caution

SingHealth Polyclinic researchers and NUS Medicine students found that being older than 70 is linked to a form of low blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. Based on the 2013 study done on 364 elderly patients, one in 10 of these patients suffers from orthostatic hypotension. They experience dizziness from a drop of blood pressure when they stand up from a resting position, and are more prone to lose their balance and falls.

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Local unis in step with teaching in changing times

Singapore universities that offer established degree courses such as law, medicine and engineering, constantly review their courses and curriculums to keep them relevant. Assoc Prof Yeoh Khay Guan, Dean of NUS Medicine, shares how the NUS Medical School refines its curriculum to keep pace with new healthcare challenges in Singapore.

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NUS Medicine ranks first in Asia again

NUS Medicine ranks first in Asia for the second consecutive year in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016–2017 by subject - clinical, pre-clinical and health. Read more about the four subject areas in NUS which have been placed among the top 20 in the world.

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Neem inhibits prostate cancer

Researchers have discovered that nimbolide, an extract found in the leaves of the neem plant, has shown great potential in the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. Through oral administration of its bioactive compound, it can significantly suppress invasion and migration of prostate cancer cells, and reduce the tumour size and spread.

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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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