Doctor, author, volunteer worker... all rolled into one

Dr Tam Wai Jia battled depression, survived anorexia, gone on at least 20 humanitarian trips and raised more than $100k for charity by publishing four books. She was honoured with the Young Outstanding Singaporean Award in 2011, the same year she graduated from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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Opening of therapeutic garden at HortPark

The first therapeutic garden in a public park was launched at HortPark last week. Backed by an ongoing research study from NUHS and the National Parks Board led by Prof Kua Ee Heok of NUS Medicine, the garden is designed with features that will help improve the mental well-being of visitors, especially the elderly with dementia, depression or stroke-linked conditions.

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Nuclear DNA gets cut, activates immune system to attack cancer cells

A new study led by Assistant Professor Stephan Gasser of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified a snitch that “reveals” cancer cells to the immune system.

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NUS and Universitas Gadjah Mada to collaborate on medical education and research

A $1 million gift from Indonesian philanthropist Dato Sri Prof Dr Tahir has provided the momentum for a new partnership in medical education and research between NUS and one of Indonesia’s largest and most prestigious universities, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

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