25 August 2017 | General News

Dr Trisha Craig, Dean of the Centre for International and Professional Experience at Yale-NUS College noted that the plans laid out by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at his National Day Rally 2017 speech for early childhood education are both welcome news for the sector and a signal that the country intends to take a dramatic step forward in terms of access to pre-school education.

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25 August 2017 | General News

Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow and Mr Leonard Lim, Research Associate, both from the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, noted that it is timely for Singapore to extend its focus to pre-school education, given research on the positive impact of early childhood experiences on life outcomes. However, one area of concern, is whether some Singaporean parents might respond by doing more to ensure their children remain competitive to achieve constant upward mobility, or at least retain their family's place in the upper rungs of the income distribution.

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25 August 2017 | General News

Prof Lee Eng Hin from the Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine discussed the positive developments of Singapore’s investment in biomedical research since 2007, and shared that he firmly believes that we are on the right trajectory to achieve our goal of nurturing the required number of clinician scientists to further our medical initiative and put Singapore on the map as a leader in impactful medical innovations and therapies.

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25 August 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Chong Yap Seng, Vice Dean of Academic Medicine from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and a Senior Consultant from NUHS, was presented with the 2017 National Outstanding Clinician Scientist Award at the National Medical Excellence Award Ceremony held on 24 August 2017. Prof Arijit Biswas from the NUS Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine, and Senior Consultant from NUHS, was awarded the 2017 National Outstanding Clinician Award.

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24 August 2017 | Research, Community

The Healthy Ageing Promotion Programme for You (HAPPY) led by Assoc Prof Reshma Merchant from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and NUHS is a new exercise programme at senior centres designed to help seniors delay frailty and disability.

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24 August 2017 | General News

Adjunct Prof Sajjad Ashraf from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS opined that while tiny Bhutan is caught in a big neighbour stand-off, the only solution lies in mutual empathy and accommodation of one another’s concerns and withdrawals to agreed positions.

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23 August 2017 | Research

Prof Brian Kennedy, Director of the new Centre for Healthy Ageing at NUHS, shared that the Centre would look into delaying ageing through behaviours, such as exercise and fasting, and using drugs. Prof Kennedy was also appointed Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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23 August 2017 | General News

A book titled 50 Years Of Asean and Singapore, which was co-edited by Prof Tommy Koh, Singapore’s Ambassador-at-Large; Ms Sharon Seah, Associate Director of the Centre for International Law at NUS; and Ms Chang Li Lin, former Deputy Director at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, was launched on 22 August 2017. It features a collection of essays by diplomats, government officials, academics and civil society representatives who were involved in Singapore’s Asean efforts.

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22 August 2017 | Research

A study led by Prof Richard Ebstein and Dr Anne Chong from the Department of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Science found that young adults with higher expression of the CD38 gene, as well as differences in CD157 gene sequence, are friendlier and more socially adept than others. The two genes regulate the release of oxytocin, the paramount social hormone that influences social behaviours such as child bearing, empathy and trust.

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22 August 2017 | General News

NUS Business School students Neo Siew Khoon, Ng Xin Yu and Tan Xue Ting Supansa wrote about Markono, a Singapore printing company which taps the power of technology to transition from being a general printer for business cards to an aspiring provider of world-class printing today.

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