Mental Muscle in The Sahara Race (Namibia)

Follow our intrepid quartet of medical students as they run 250km to raise awareness of the plight of mental health patients.

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In Praise of Silent Mentors

In prose and music, the Medicine Class of 2020 came together on 31 March 2016 to bid a collective thank-you to their Silent Mentors – the cadavers that they had spent the last six months studying during Human Anatomy classes. Beyond scientific knowledge about human tissues and structures, the 1st Year students learned how even in death, the dead offer precious lessons about life and living.

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One gene jab to replace daily jabs of insulin

Daily insulin jabs to treat diabetes could one day be replaced by a single intravenous injection that sends an insulin-producing gene to the liver. Researchers from NUS Medicine have successfully transported such a gene to the livers of diabetic mice. Their findings were published in January in the scientific journal Current Gene Therapy.

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Bigger, brighter, better human anatomy teaching facility at NUS caters to more students

The newly refurbished Human Anatomy Teaching Facility, situated within the Department of Anatomy's building on the NUS Medicine campus, was opened today by Mr Gan Kim Yong, the Minister for Health. In addition to extensive upgrades that have increased the area of teaching space, the enhanced facility can now hold up to 100 cadavers, known as Silent Mentors, that contribute to the lively teaching of human anatomy for medical students and practising healthcare professionals.

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