It’s in the blood

Giving a literal expression to the idiom, researchers from National University of Singapore (NUS) have uncovered the secret behind how blood cells release a vital biological substance involved in essential processes like immune and blood vessel functions. This knowledge of the pathway by which blood cells release sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) carries broad implications for the treatment of various immune and vascular diseases.

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NUS Medicine students provide free health and dental screening services in Jurong

New screening components include mental health screening for dementia and depression for people age 60 years old and above and a social support booth.

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Counting our days and making our days count

NUS Medicine students organise palliative care exhibition to encourage conversations about end-of-life.

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NUS students organise upscaled free health screening for HDB residents (2nd Press Release)

Elderly residents of Kampong Glam will be assessed for frailty and mental health issues as well as chronic illnesses at free health screenings in October.

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NUS students organise upscaled free health screening for HDB residents (1st Press Release)

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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