Looking through the silver mirror

A group of NUS students produced a book titled 'Looking through the silver mirror', detailing 20 seniors' life stories and experiences navigating Singapore's healthcare system.

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A whole new way of seeing the human body

The Centre for Healthcare Simulation (CHS) at NUS Medicine recently launched the Virtual Interactive Human Anatomy (VIHA) to enhance the teaching and learning of human anatomy.

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NUS scientists discover a new way to control blood pressure

Researchers Professor Soong Tuck Wah and Dr Hu Zhenyu from NUS Medicine’s Department of Physiology have found a new way to lower blood pressure through a key protein in our body. This takes medical science a step closer toward fighting cardiovascular disorders.

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New dean appointed for NUS medical school

The National University of Singapore today announced the appointment of fetal growth and early development clinician-researcher Associate Professor Chong Yap Seng as the 17th Dean of NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 1 January 2019. He succeeds Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, who has led the School since 2011.

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NUS scientists crack mystery of flu transmission

A multidisciplinary research team showed that flu viruses can hijack a unique class of proteins which are part of the body’s (host) respiratory cellular machinery. Using the protein called CD151, the viruses clone and multiply before invading and colonising new victims. Along the way, they promote their own survival and multiply further in the bodies of infected individuals. This finding paves the way for new and more effective flu medicines.

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Scientists grow liver cancer cells in lab

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from tNUS’s Departments of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR and the National Cancer Centre Singapore has devised a new method to grow patient-derived xenografts (PDX) liver cancer cells, setting the stage for more effective drug development for liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) patients.

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Partnership formed to train community health volunteers for the elderly

Community health volunteers will be trained through online courses as well as classroom sessions taught by experts in a new programme that is being developed by a consortium of agencies and headed by the NUS Mind-Science Centre (NMSC).

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