Medical textbook by NUS professors is an unexpected hit

Titled ‘Guide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine’, the textbook is the work of Drs Shirley Ooi and Peter Manning, both senior doctors at the NUH Emergency Medicine Department (EMD) and also associate professors at the NUS medical school. The Guide contains practical instructions that help emergency physicians tackle the most life-threatening and common conditions. Besides hospitals, the textbook is also used by general practitioners to diagnose and treat patients in their clinics, and medical students to learn about illnesses.

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NUS Medicine researchers develop potential oral anti-diabetic drug

After 20 years of extensive research, a made-in-Singapore oral anti-diabetic drug has been developed by the Department of Pharmacology of the NUS Yong Loo School of Medicine (NUS Medicine). Working together with the Singapore Clinical Research Institute (SCRI) and the National University Health System (NUHS), the team behind DAA-1's development today announced the successful completion of a Phase I clinical trial of the anti-diabetic drug.

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House dust mite allergens damage DNA, kill lung cells and worsens asthma

Asthma afflicts 300 million people around the world and is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children. In Singapore, about 20 per cent of children have asthma, while 5 per cent of adults suffer from the problem.

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NUS and Universitas Gadjah Mada to collaborate on medical education and research

A $1 million gift from Indonesian philanthropist Dato Sri Prof Dr Tahir has provided the momentum for a new partnership in medical education and research between NUS and one of Indonesia’s largest and most prestigious universities, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

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Bigger, brighter, better human anatomy teaching facility at NUS caters to more students

The newly refurbished Human Anatomy Teaching Facility, situated within the Department of Anatomy's building on the NUS Medicine campus, was opened today by Mr Gan Kim Yong, the Minister for Health. In addition to extensive upgrades that have increased the area of teaching space, the enhanced facility can now hold up to 100 cadavers, known as Silent Mentors that contribute to the lively teaching of human anatomy for medical students and practising healthcare professionals.

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Discovery paves the way for potential genetics-guided precision medicine for paediatric leukaemia patients

Researchers from NUS Medicine have found that one in five Singaporean children undergoing chemotherapy for acute lymphoplastic leukaemia (ALL) has an inherited genetic variation that makes them sensitive to standard doses of chemotherapy. This discovery paves the way for the personalisation of chemotherapy doses for paediatric leukaemia patients.

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VIVA Foundation and NUS launch $10 million cancer research centre for childhood leukaemia

The VIVA-NUS Centre for Translational Research in Acute Leukaemia (CenTRAL) was officially opened today by Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS President, and will boost research for childhood acute leukaemias in Singapore.

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