Eye health, social support services in focus at Public Health Service 2019

Screening for advanced eye-related diseases and social support services will be available for the first time at the Public Health Service (PHS) taking place on 12 and 13 October 2019 at Canopy @ JLink.

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New breast cancer screening services, community partners for Neighbourhood Health Service 2019

Led by students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, this year’s Neighbourhood Health Service in Kampong Glam and Queenstown is the biggest since inception, with more than 30 healthcare screening services and 16 community partners.

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New elective on Innovation and Research for medical students

This new elective will include special workshops on innovation and sponsored elective programmes at NUS Overseas Colleges to hone their entrepreneurial skills.

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New non-invasive imaging research technique can identify patients with curable hypertension

A novel imaging technique can identify the source of the hormone excess in patients with primary aldosteronism, according to Professor Roger Foo from the Department of Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Senior Consultant Cardiologist at the National University Heart Centre, Singapore, and Adjunct Assistant Professor Troy Puar, Consultant Endocrinologist at Changi General Hospital. They believe that these findings are pertinent to Singapore and also relevant to patients worldwide.

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NUS, Agilent and NUH launch new translational R&D hub to boost clinical diagnostics

S$38 million research facility aims to be a premier, global, one-stop hub for research and translation to clinical testing through biochemical innovation and techniques.

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NUS Medicine researcher wins prestigious Gabbay award for groundbreaking CAR-T cell immunotherapy work

NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Professor Dario Campana is one of two researchers conferred an international award for groundbreaking work in immunotherapy. The Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine recognises scientists in academia, medicine or industry whose work hold outstanding scientific content and significant practical consequences in the biomedical sciences. Prof Campana is one of the pioneers of CAR-T cell therapy, which has been recently used successfully to treat children and adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) here in Singapore at the National University Hospital (NUH).

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NUS medical students get exposure to mass casualty incidents

Medical students at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine can now put their knowledge and skills to the test as members of a medical emergency response team operating in various mass casualty incident scenarios, through a virtually simulated environment. This is made possible through the School’s introduction of the Virtual Interactive Simulation Environment (VISE) system at the Centre for Healthcare Simulation.

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