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17 Oct 2019
Comprehensive genomic information of largely understudied Asian populations will expand understanding on the biology of diseases.
17 Oct 2019
Faulty signalling pathway causes the heart to develop unnaturally while in the embryo stage, according to Duke-NUS Medical School researchers.
04 Oct 2019
A healthcare specialised independent communications and advocacy firm, SPAG revealed its inaugural and ambitious report, ‘Pave the Wave: APAC Healthcare Communications Outlook’.
20 Sep 2019
Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School, in collaboration with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Bioinformatics Institute, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, USA, have discovered that the dengue virus changes its shape through mutations in Envelope protein to evade vaccines and therapeutics. The study also gives insights on the types of treatment strategies to use at different stages of infection. This could give rise to new approaches in vaccine development and treatment for dengue disease.
17 Sep 2019
Differential changes in brain functional network connectivity in people with mild cognitive impairment may aid early tracking of Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular disease.
13 Sep 2019
Singapore International Energy Week, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2019
12 Sep 2019
The formation of excess fibrous tissue in the heart, which underlies several heart diseases, could be prevented by inhibiting specific proteins that bind to RNA while its code is being translated.
10 Sep 2019
STAMP technology is a million times more sensitive and comprehensive to accurately detect and classify tumours from a small clinical sample
10 Sep 2019
Deadline: Thursday, 12th September 2019!
28 Aug 2019
Vitafoods Asia returns to Singapore between 25-26 September 2019 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. It is the only nutraceuticals event in Asia to offer end to end insights into the entire nutraceuticals supply chain - from research, to product formulation and commercialisation, through ackaging, and brand development.
27 Aug 2019
New study reveals enzyme plays key role in potentially fatal dengue haemorrhagic fever and shock; suggests clinically approved tryptase inhibitor could be key in future targeted treatment.
19 Aug 2019
Vision and hearing loss are often perceived to be part of ageing, but a six-year-long national survey of 3,452 Singaporean adults over the age of 60, found that these impairments have much broader consequences for older adults.
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19 Aug 2019
A new high-resolution approach using portable DNA sequencers provides a more complete genomic picture of antibiotic resistance in gut bacteria.
16 Jul 2019
MIT’s Research Enterprise in Singapore, SMART, launches a new research group, Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalized-Medicine (CAMP), as part of Singapore’s National Cell Manufacturing Initiative to overcome scientific and technical challenges in life-changing cell therapies
12 Jul 2019
As people age, the way different areas of their brain communicate with one another change, affecting thought processes and attention span.
27 Jun 2019
Recipients of Awards were identified based on in-depth research conducted by Frost & Sullivan's analysts.
21 Jun 2019
Seamless Asia will be held at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, 26-27 June 2019
20 Jun 2019
The project is part of KKH’s ongoing continual effort to enhance their facilities for a more holistic healthcare environment for the benefit of patients
20 Jun 2019
Innovfest Unbound Returns for Fifth Annual Innovation Festival
18 Jun 2019
Researchers in Singapore have discovered the mechanism behind how neural stem cells in fruit flies are activated to stimulate the generation of new brain cells.
17 Jun 2019
Singapore's week-long celebration of innovation is back! The tech community have their calendars marked for this year's incredible Smart Nation Innovations Week - and so should you!
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28 May 2019
Singapore researchers discover protein that protects parathyroid glands from excessive growth, suggesting potential drug-based strategies to treat hyperparathyroidism and other relevant tumours.
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22 May 2019
A new treatment approach that involves blocking a protein has, for the first time, shown promising results in the treatment of fatty liver disease, in a landmark translational research collaboration between Duke-NUS Medical School, National Heart Centre Singapore and biotech company Enleofen Bio
09 May 2019
A study by researchers at Duke-NUS, conducted of older Singaporeans (above 60 years) showed that those with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) might have the same number of remaining years of life compared to those with a lower BMI, but spend fewer of those years in good health.
07 May 2019
The researchers have completed the first phase of the study and the major findings are classified into physical and functional health, social engagement, intergenerational transfers, volunteerism, work and retirement and lifelong learning.
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02 May 2019
Researchers in South Korea and Singapore have, for the first time, developed a chemical probe that enables live-imaging of a type of immune cells in the brain, known as microglia, in a live animal brain.
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30 Apr 2019
Exposure to antidepressants in the womb leads to autistic-like behaviour in full-grown offspring in an animal model, according to a new study led by Duke-NUS Medical School.
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24 Apr 2019
Fruit fly studies reveal proteins that promote healthy nervous system development by preventing the reversal of nerve cell differentiation.
03 Apr 2019
In shape memory alloys, the right combination of crystal grains can achieve high strength and still retain memory
03 Apr 2019
Chemists use free radicals to produce polymers strong enough to encapsulate drugs while remaining degradable.

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Giants in history

Maggie Lim (5 January 1913 – November 1995) was a Singaporean physician who promoted family planning and expanded the access to clinics to improve the quality of life for mothers and children in Singapore’s early days.
Gloria Lim (1930-2022) was a mycologist from Singapore who studied tropical fungi. One of the first students to attend University of Malaya when it was founded in 1949, she went on to become the first female Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Singapore.