NUS students organise upscaled free health screening for HDB residents

Elderly residents of Eunos Crescent and Kampong Glam will be screened for frailty and mental health issues as well as chronic illnesses when medical, nursing and social work students from the National University of Singapore conduct free health screenings at these constituencies in September.

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NUS study shows more than a third of Bukit Panjang older adults on verge of becoming frail

A recent study of 1051 older adults in Bukit Panjang by Associate Professor Reshma Merchant, Division Head of Geriatric Medicine at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine), revealed that 37 per cent of the cohort were on the edge of becoming frail. Of this group, 6 per cent were found to be frail, while another 8 per cent suffered from cognitive impairment.

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NUS Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine Institute for Aging Research announce research collaboration

The Centre for Healthy Ageing at the National University Health System (NUHS) is committed to finding strategies to keep the Singapore population healthy, longer. The Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) in New York has a similar goal and is launching a clinical trial to test a drug they hope will keep people healthy and delay or prevent multiple chronic diseases simultaneously. After discussion, the two Institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration as they seek to combat the ravages of ageing.

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NUS Medicine boosts research into ageing with appointment of leading scientist

An internationally renowned expert has been appointed to lead ongoing efforts at the National University of Singapore (NUS) to understand the human ageing process and how to extend the period of healthy life or healthspan.

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NUS students launch competition to find answers to healthcare challenges

Over the past 12 months, students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) and their counterparts from the Engineering, Law, Arts and Business faculties have been working hard in attempts to find solutions to a number of healthcare problems. The students, grouped into 17 teams, are taking part in the inaugural Medical Grand Challenge (MGC).

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More university applicants list Nursing as top choice

More students are choosing to study Nursing at the National University of Singapore (NUS), according to the NUS Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, which offers Singapore’s only Bachelor of Science (Nursing) programme for A-level holders and polytechnic graduates.

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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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