Medical Sciences Cluster at NUS Medicine

The School has established a Medical Sciences Cluster comprising the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Pharmacology and Physiology, effective 1 June 2017.

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Age without frailty

One in two elderly in Singapore are frail, especially if they come from lower income families, or are single, divorced or widowed, according to a study by Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin from NUS Medicine's Department of Psychological Medicine.

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Beware of unproven allergy tests

Dr Soh Jian Yi, Consultant at NUH’s Division of Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, warned against unproven allergy tests online and provided by doctors untrained in allergy.

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Higher risk of thyroid lumps leading to cancer

A local NUH study discovered that thyroid nodules classified as “indeterminate” under international standard, which means that they cannot be classified as safe or cancerous, may have a higher cancer risk.

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A hug to a patient in need

Dr Yew Tong Wei, assistant professor at NUS Medicine’s Department of Medicine, recounted his experience with a 89-year-old patient Mr Lim.

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The Seventh International Meeting on Synthetic Biology (SB 7.0)

NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical and Technological Innovation (SynCTI) is co-organising the Seventh International Meeting on Synthetic Biology (SB 7.0) from 13 to 16 June 2017 at the NUS University Cultural Centre. The conference will bring together a global community of synthetic biology practitioners to share, learn and debate on the latest efforts in the rapidly advancing field, and to build synergistic global partnerships.

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From one mother to another

A research team led by Dr Shefaly Shorey from the Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies at NUS Medicine has developed a novel mobile application to deliver postnatal educational programmes and to provide the much needed postnatal supportive care on the go. Findings from a pilot test showed that new parents who use the app experienced significantly better parenting outcomes.

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