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Eczema, tooth decay link in children

Researchers from NUS Dentistry and Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research discovered that infants with eczema were three times more likely to develop tooth decay at 2 and 3 years of age.

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Running for a cause

More than $140,000 was raised for financially disadvantaged NUS Business School undergraduates and the Autism Resource Centre during the NUS Bizad Charity Run 2017 held on 14 January.

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NUHS becomes new integrated health cluster

The National University Health System is merging with Jurong Health Services as part of a reorganisation of the public healthcare system in Singapore announced by the Ministry of Health. Six existing regional healthcare systems will be reorganised into three integrated clusters, each with its own network of polyclinics, to better meet Singaporeans’ future healthcare needs.

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Becoming a successful scientist

NUS was abuzz with scintillating discussion when three Nobel Laureates — Professor Aaron Ciechanover, Sir Andre Geim and Sir Timothy Hunt — shared their thoughts on how scientists could be successful during a panel discussion at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine on 16 January.

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Giving children a leg-up

Fourteen Tembusu College students, with support from Firefly Mission in Singapore, engaged in community service at a Youth Development Centre at Parahita Monastery in Shwegyin Town, Myanmar from 26 December to 7 January.

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Coral restoration on seawalls

Researchers from the Tropical Marine Science Institute at NUS and NUS Biological Sciences, with a team of dedicated volunteers, have successfully transplanted six hard coral species onto artificial seawalls on Lazarus Island, off the southern coast of Singapore.

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Short sleep linked to gestational diabetes

Researchers from Singapore have found that pregnant women who sleep less than six hours per night are at higher risk of having gestational diabetes mellitus. This Singapore study is also the first study to examine the relationship between sleep duration and GDM in a multi-ethnic Asian population. The findings were published in the journal SLEEP.

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