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Macrophage-Produced Protein Plays Essential Role in Arterial Health

Scientists at the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, say they have identified a population of macrophages that coat the outer walls of healthy arteries and express a protein called LYVE-1. The researchers found that when these cells were absent, arteries accumulate collagen and lose their elasticity, becoming inflexible.

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CREATE@10 Symposium

Scientists and researchers from top universities across the world will start on three new research programmes, totalling $82.5 million in funding, that will address Singapore's challenges.

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Flesh-eating bacteria stopped in their tracks

It seems like the stuff of horror movies but is all too real - "flesh-eating" bacteria that indiscriminately destroy body parts and leave victims maimed or dead. Five in a million people get infected a year and face a 25 per cent chance of death. But Singapore and Israeli scientists believe they have found a way to stop these vicious infections caused by the Streptococcus bacteria.

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NUS launches joint PhD Programme with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to promote training and research in biomedical science

The National University of Singapore and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) are launching a Joint Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programme in biomedical science from August 2013.

Professor Tan Eng Chye, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost, and Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, President of HUJ signed the joint degree agreement at NUS, in the presence of Ambassador of Israel to Singapore Her Excellency Amira Arnon and about 30 invited guests.

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Dengue antibody identified, promising cure

Singapore researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute at DSO National Laboratories have made a breakthrough in the war against dengue. They pinpointed a human antibody that kills the dengue virus within two hours, an exciting find that could pave the way to treating the disease. 

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