Medical school's largest medical mission

84 students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine will be visiting Cambodia for three weeks in December to provide medical aid to more than 6,200 Cambodians – the biggest number of beneficiaries from a single trip! But more funds and resources are needed before the mission can go ahead. Find out more about how to contribute by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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NUS researchers recognised for R&D contribution

Professor Lawrence Ho Khek Yu, Chair of University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System, together with Associate Professor Louis Phee, Head of Nanyang Technological University's Division of Mechatronics and Design, collaborated on groundbreaking work that has led to the development of the world's first robotic flexible endoscopy system. 

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Keynote Address 2012

More than 200 students attended the Keynote Address 2012 held on 27th September at the Peter and Mary Fu Lecture Theatre. Guest-of-Honour, Dr Lam Pin Min, Chairman of Government Parliamentary Committee for Health gave an inspiring-informative keynote address on the Health Care System in Singapore which was followed by a dialogue session titled, "Private Healthcare versus Public Healthcare". A panel of six distinguished healthcare professionals from both the public and private healthcare sectors shared their opinions to questions fielded by the students.


Green tea may protect against Parkinson's disease

A multi-institutional study led by Associate Professor Lim Kah Leong of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Dr Ng Chee Hoe of the National Neuroscience Institute has identified a component in green tea called EGCG that provides potent cellular protection against Parkinson’s disease. 

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Free health screenings led by medical students

Two free health screenings were organised in October by NUS medical students. The Public Health Screening held at Toa Payoh HDB Atrium on October 6 and 7 reached out to over 2,000 members of the public, mainly the middle-aged and elderly in the community. The other initiative, the Neighbourhood Health Screening programme, reached out to 450 elderly and low-income residents in Taman Jurong on October 21.

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Inaugural USC Undergraduate Research Week

Congratulations to the University Surgical Cluster (USC) for organising a successful inaugural undergraduate research week, showcasing an exhibition of 30 posters put together by 36 medical students. Over 450 participants showed their support for the week-long event, exchanging information and knowledge to make the future of medicine better. Let’s also put our hands together to congratulate the five winners of the best poster presentation award!

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Innovative discovery to fight chikungunya

Four academics from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine have discovered a way to stop the chikungunya virus from replicating and subsequently destroying it through developing a gene-based technology named “small-hairpin RNA”. Chikungunya has dengue-like symptoms including fever, chills, rashes and muscular and joint aches. 

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