Searching for the Future of Diabetes Management
The future of diabetes management could be coming soon. A global innovation competition is underway to find digital solutions that can help transform type 2 diabetes management. Type 2 diabetes currently accounts for around 90% of the estimated 425 million people with diabetes globally, and new, innovative ways to manage this condition are urgently required to meet the substantial and growing burden to patients and our healthcare systems. That is exactly what the Ascensia Diabetes Challenge has been designed to do – find ideas that are out there and have the potential to make a difference to Type 2 diabetes managemen...
Source: MDDI - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Shane Reiser Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Singapore HSA implements major medical device regulatory changes
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group Medical device market regulators in Singapore have begun enforcement of key regulatory changes affecting areas such as low-risk devices, telehealth products and quality system requirements starting June 1, 2018. Get the full story here at the Emergo Group’s blog. The opinions expressed in this blog post are the author’s only and do not necessarily reflect those of MassDevice.com or its employees. The post Singapore HSA implements major medical device regulatory changes appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

New Wilmar-NUS joint lab to drive innovation in food-tech and sustainable biochemicals
(National University of Singapore) Asia's leading agribusiness group Wilmar International Limited and the National University of Singapore have established a new joint research laboratory to conduct cutting-edge clinical nutrition and synthetic biology research to create healthier food products as well as to devise green production technologies for industrial enzymes and biochemicals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EMS Asia Kicks Off EMS Clinical Competition
A group of 10 teams from across Asia will converge at EMS Asia 2018 to participate in a clinical competition that tests each team's ability to handle a variety of patients and conditions often encountered in the prehosptial setting. Teams arrived at this year's EMS Asia conference location in Davao City, Philippines, from across the Asian continent. Last held in Seoul, South Korea in 2016, this is the fifth Asian EMS Conference, an event that seeks to unite the continent's various EMS systems to share research and education in an effort to move forward advancements in prehospital care in a forum allowing for open communica...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ryan Kelley, NREMT Tags: Training News Source Type: news

Inside the AEF, the climate denial group hosting Tony Abbott as guest speaker
The Australian Environment Foundation has secured a former prime minister to speak. But what does it actually do?Securing a former prime minister to speak at your organisation is no doubt a coup for many groups.Singapore ’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy recently got Kevin Rudd. Australia’s Nelson Mandela Day committee has snaffled Julia Gillard for their next annual lecture.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn Tags: Environment Climate change Climate change scepticism Tony Abbott Australia news Science Source Type: news

Terminator REBOOTING: Smart microchip can self-start and operate even when the battery runs out
(Natural News) Singaporean scientists have unveiled a smart microchip that will keep running long after its battery runs empty. The new BATLESS has an integrated solar cell that can get power from dim lighting, and its power management features let it start and run itself, an article in Science Daily states. The new chip will... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Validation of the interpersonal needs questionnaire of young male adults in Singapore - Teo DCH, Su árez L, Oei TPS.
Interpersonal needs are associated with suicide. However, no interpersonal needs questionnaire has been validated in Asia. The psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Needs Questionnaire were examined in a sample of 340 young male adults in Singapore.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers create a device that cancels out noise pollution by half
(Natural News) While trains in Singapore are a convenient way to travel, living near train tracks could mean that you sometimes have to suffer through the constant noise of trains passing by. However, researchers are currently working on noise reduction technology that could soon help address this issue. According to a team of researchers from Nanyang... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human Rights Must Be on the Table During U.S.-North Korea Talks
Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, addresses the Assembly’s annual general debate. Credit: UN Photo/Cia PakBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 8 2018 (IPS)Human rights issues must be included in next week’s United States-North Korea summit in order to create a “sustainable agreement”, said a UN expert. In an effort towards denuclearization, U.S. President Trump is set to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.In anticipation of the summit, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tomás Ojea Quin...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Democracy Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Nuclear Energy - Nuclear Weapons TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

New method helps make orthotopic brain-tumor imaging clearer and faster
(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A research team led by Prof. ZHENG Hairong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Prof. LIU Bin from the University of Singapore, reported the first NIR-II fluorescent molecule with aggregation-induced-emission (AIE) characteristics for dual fluorescence and photoacoustic imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New nanoparticles help to detect serious scarring of wounds
(Nanyang Technological University) A new way of seeing when heavy wound scars are forming, and providing doctors the chance to intervene, has been developed by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Northwestern University in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The search for the origin of mast cells
(CNRS) A team of researchers from CNRS, INSERM and Aix-Marseille Universit é (AMU) at the Centre of immunology Marseille-Luminy, together with the Singapore Immunology Network, has proven that not all of the immune system's important mast cells are produced in bone marrow, as was previously thought. Scientists found embryonic mast cells in mice with functions that are likely to be different than the mast cells found in adults. The study appears in the June 2018 edition of Immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scottish university to run nursing course in Singapore
The University of Dundee is setting up a new nursing course in Singapore that will award degree-level qualifications to hundreds of registered nurses a year. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 31, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Epidemiology of paediatric poisoning presenting to a children's emergency department in Singapore over a five-year period - Koh SH, Tan KHB, Ganapathy S.
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric poisoning accounts for 1% of daily emergency department presentations. The aim of this study was to review the characteristics and outcomes of paediatric patients who presented with drug overdose over a five-year period. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Lion TCR receives US$ 20 million to fund its personalized T cell therapy clinical trials against Liver cancer
SINGAPORE, May 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lion TCR Pte Ltd, a clinical stage biotech pioneering T cell therapy against viral- related cancer, announced today they have raised US$ 20 million in its Series A financing round. The m... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital Lion TCR, LioCyx, T-cell, Hepatocellular carcinoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teleflex to acquire QT Vascular assets, takes option on Chocolate Heart DCB
QT Vascular said today it inked a deal to sell its non-drug coated coronary products to Teleflex (NYSE:TFX), including its Chocolate XD and Glider, with an option to purchase its Chocolate Heart drug-coated coronary balloon catheter which is currently under development. Singapore-based QT Vascular has not released any financial details of the deal, but said that it will continue to develop and market its other products, including its Chocolate Touch drug-coated percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloons. The company said it is currently enrolling patients in an IDE trial of the Chocolate Touch device. Re...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Drug-Device Combinations Vascular QT Vascular Teleflex Source Type: news

QT Vascular Enters Into Asset Purchase And Option Agreement With Teleflex
Teleflex will acquire the Company's commercial coronary products and an option to purchase the drug coated Chocolate Heart(TM) SINGAPORE, May 24, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- QT Vascular Ltd., ("QT Vascular", and with its... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Acquisitions QT Vascular, Chocolate XD, Glider , Chocolate Heart, balloon catheter (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Comparative Evaluation of Penetration Ability of Three Pit and Fissure Sealants and Their Relationship with Fissure Patterns
Conclusion: U- type fissure pattern was more common than other fissure patterns and showed significantly higher penetrability of different type of sealants evaluated in the present study. GIC based sealant, due to significantly higher penetration depth than unfilled and filled sealants used in the present study, can be preferred over filled or unfilled resin sealants. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Singaporean authorities find 18 cosmetic products contain high levels of mercury and other dangerous ingredients
(Natural News) The national health product regulator of Singapore has identified 18 cosmetics that failed to declare the dangerous ingredients they contained. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) warned that these beauty products contain unsafe levels of mercury and other toxic ingredients, an article in The Straight Times stated. In a recent statement, the HSA revealed that some of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Should Know About the Nipah Virus Outbreak
Ten people in the South Indian state of Kerala have died after being infected by the Nipah virus, an emerging disease thought to be spread by fruit bats and other animals. Here’s what you should know about the outbreak. What is the Nipah virus? The Nipah virus is a highly contagious and deadly virus that was first identified in 1999 when pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore became very sick. During that outbreak, nearly 300 people were infected, and more than 100 people died. To stop the outbreak, authorities had to euthanize over one million pigs. Since then, the virus has been identified in outbreaks in Bangladesh...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Falls and recurrent falls among adults in a multi-ethnic Asian population: the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases Study - Dai W, Tham YC, Chee ML, Tan NYQ, Wong KH, Majithia S, Sabanayagam C, Lamoureux E, Wong TY, Cheng CY.
We evaluated the rate and risk factors associated with falls and recurrent falls in a multi-ethnic Asian population. 10,009 participants aged ≥40 years (mean[SD] age = 58.9[10.4] years) underwent clinical examinations and completed interviewer-admini... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Therapists' perspectives on adapting the Stepping On falls prevention programme for community-dwelling stroke survivors in Singapore - Xu T, O'Loughlin K, Clemson L, Lannin NA, Koh G, Dean C.
This study investigates the perspectives of rehabilitation therapists on the implementation of fall prevention programmes with community-dwelling stroke survivors in the Singapore context, and elicits recommendations to adapt the Stepping On progr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Callous unemotional traits and the relationship between aggressive parenting practices and conduct problems in Singaporean families - Sng KI, Hawes DJ, Raine A, Ang RP, Ooi YP, Fung DSS.
Research into parenting influences on child conduct problems in Asian countries has been limited compared to that conducted in Western countries, especially with regard to interplay between parenting and callous unemotional (CU) traits (e.g., lack of guilt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Springer Nature commits to support collaborative solutions to society ’s grand challenges
Springer Nature is helping to uncover research-based solutions to real-world problems, with the launch of its third Change the World, One Article at a Time campaign. The campaign – which launches today – will showcase more than 250 articles published in Springer Nature journals in 2017, which have been handpicked because the research within them has the potential to have a significant impact on society’s grand challenges. All articles in the campaign are freely available until 31 July 2018 through the dedicated Change the World page on Springernature.com. As one of the world’s largest publishers foc...
Source: News from STM - May 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Flowing cells in a wavy microchannel for effective size-based cell sorting
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) Researchers from SUTD developed a precise microscale manipulation method by rapidly flowing cell suspensions through a specially designed microchannel. This novel microfluidic device enables high-throughput sized-based cell sorting of a large amount of biological samples, which has broad applications in practical biomedical research and pharmaceutical fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How friends share urban space: an exploratory spatiotemporal analysis using mobile phone data - Xu Y, Belyi A, Bojic I, Ratti C.
This study proposes a framework to investigate the roles of urban spaces in connecting social contacts (i.e., "friends"). The framework is applied to a Call Detail Record (CDR) dataset collected in Singapore. First, a comparative analysis is performed to u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Scientists in Russia and Singapore investigate inorganic biomaterials with antimicrobial properties
(Lobachevsky University) A team of scientists from the Lobachevsky University Department of Solid State Chemistry under Dr. Evgeny Bulanov has developed a new method for obtaining bismuth-containing apatite and has studied its crystal structure and thermodynamic properties with the purpose of modeling the behavior of this material under service conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Landscaping selves through parkour: reinterpreting the urban environment of Singapore - Loo WB, Bunnell T.
Drawing on cultural geographical work on mobilities and landscape, this article examines parkour in Singapore, a context in which everyday mobile practices are conventionally understood to be heavily constrained and disciplined. As an urban mobile practice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

AICT-AsiaPCR: A new educational meeting for the Asia-Pacific interventional community to relish
(PCR) AsiaPCR, the premier cardiovascular course in Asia, is joining forces with the Asian Interventional Cardiovascular Therapeutics (AICT), the official congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC), in order to give birth to a new flagship event: AICT-AsiaPCR. The new educational meeting will host its first edition from July 4-6, 2019, in Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NUS-led study: Beltway to divert diesel trucks in Sao Paulo improved public health
(National University of Singapore) A study by researchers from the National University of Singapore and the University of Sao Paulo revealed that a beltway constructed to divert heavy-duty diesel vehicles traffic in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has reduced public health damage associated with exposure to diesel. The positive health outcomes of the intervention could guide the formulation of similar transport polices in other cities, where humans and diesel vehicles reside and transit in close proximity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 27, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How the World ’s First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle ‘the Sad Reality of Modern Life’
Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that despite having a “network of friends, family and a wonderful partner,” she began feeling cut off from the world. It wasn’t a new sensation; Crouch says she also suffered from depression six years earlier, when she first became a member of parliament. It felt like she was “in a very dark place, a very lonely place” she recalls. Crouch’s experiences may inform her new role as the country’s first Minister for Loneliness, a role c...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John / London Tags: Uncategorized loneliness public health tracey crouch Source Type: news

Wiley partners with World Scientific to offer affordable digital content in Asia
John Wiley and Sons Inc., today announced a new partnership with World Scientific Publishing, a leading international independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research and professional communities. The partnership will provide access to Wiley’s library of over 8,000 digital textbooks increasing to over 9,000 including the World Scientific collection in Asia. There are 10 subject areas that include Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Business, Finance and Accounting. The strategic partnership, which commenced in March 2018, aims to boost both the quality and quantity...
Source: News from STM - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured World Source Type: news

Novel pathway identified in development of acute myeloid leukemia with poor prognosis
(National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine) NUS researchers have discovered a new pathway by which a severe form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) develops. The main player in the pathway, a protein called SHARP1, promotes leukemia development and maintenance, both on its own and through its actions on other genes. The discovery could lead to the development of novel SHARP1-specific treatments for this difficult-to-treat form of AML. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Thematic analysis of medical notes offers preliminary insight into precipitants for Asian suicide attempters: an exploratory study - Choo CC, Ho RC, Burton AAD.
One important dynamic risk factor for suicide assessment includes suicide precipitant. This exploratory study used a qualitative paradigm to look into the themes surrounding precipitants for suicide attempts in Singapore. Medical records related to suicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Xenex strikes deal to sell germ-zapping robots in Asia
Roughly 15 months after entering into a deal with Terumo Corp. to exclusively market its germ-zapping robots in Japan, San Antonio-based Xenex Disinfection Services is doubling down on its relationship with the Tokyo-based company. Xenex, which is expanding distribution of its LightStrike robots and its room disinfection technology, is expanding the scope of its deal with Terumo. Under the new deal, Terumo will now also serve as the exclusive distributor of Xenex robots in Singapore. The robots… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Xenex strikes deal to sell germ-zapping robots in Asia
Roughly 15 months after entering into a deal with Terumo Corp. to exclusively market its germ-zapping robots in Japan, San Antonio-based Xenex Disinfection Services is doubling down on its relationship with the Tokyo-based company. Xenex, which is expanding distribution of its LightStrike robots and its room disinfection technology, is expanding the scope of its deal with Terumo. Under the new deal, Terumo will now also serve as the exclusive distributor of Xenex robots in Singapore. The robots… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

How to make a robot that will build your Ikea furniture
Here ’s one way to tackle the dreaded task of assembling your Ikea furniture: Get a robot to do it for you.With some off-the-shelf robotics hardware and a substantial amount of programming, researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore built a machine capable of assembling the Swedish... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 20, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sean Greene Source Type: news

Flat-pack heaven? Robots master task of assembling Ikea chair
Machines programmed by engineers in Singapore complete job in just over 20 minutesThose who fear the rise of the machines, look away now. In a laboratory in Singapore two robots have mastered a task that roundly defeats humans every weekend: they have successfully assembled an Ikea chair.Engineers at Nanyang Technological University used a 3D camera and two industrial robot arms fitted with grippers and force sensors to take on the challenge of building an £18 “Stefan” chair from the furniture company.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Technology Robots Ikea Source Type: news

Coffee and tea drinking in relation to risk of hip fracture in the Singapore Chinese Health Study - Dai Z, Jin A, Soh AZ, Ang LW, Yuan JM, Koh WP.
We examined t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

International team led by NUS scientist won Human Frontiers Science Program Research Grant
(National University of Singapore) An international team of scientists led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute and Department of Biomedical Engineering at the National University of Singapore, has been awarded the prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program Research Grant. The team will receive up to $1.2 million in grants for their novel, multidisciplinary research investigating the collective migration of cells on curved surfaces such as those found on the skin or in the intestinal microvilli. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Another Study Finds Later School Bell Brings Sleep Bonus for Teens
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- Singapore's teens are the world's best on an international test of academic performance, but they pay for it with their sleep. Most get well below the recommended eight to 10 hours of shut-eye on school nights. But a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CHF Solutions expands into Hong Kong
CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) said today it inked a deal to expand into the Hong Kong market through its Asian distributor Transmedic. The Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company said that Transmedic recently confirmed its first commercial orders in the region, coming in from both Singapore and Hong Kong. The commercial orders were for both Aquadex FlexFlow consoles and the corresponding disposable products, CHF Solutions said. “Our expansion into the Asian markets is a key factor in our commercialization strategy, and our distribution partner, Transmedic, has flawlessly initiated on executing that strategy. We believe th...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution CHF Solutions Inc. Source Type: news

Early 'chemobrain' intervention needed for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
(National University of Singapore) More support is needed to help breast cancer patients and survivors manage 'chemobrain' symptoms, such as memory loss, short attention span and mental confusion, according to a study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NTU Singapore and SERI invent new scope to diagnose glaucoma
(Nanyang Technological University) A new 'pen camera' has been developed jointly by scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) to diagnose the glaucoma type in a cheaper, more efficient manner. Currently, an eye specialist has to press a glass scope against a patient's eye to make a diagnosis. As this process is time-consuming and requires a skilled eye specialist, it is not done as often as required during eye checks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Legal barriers hindering ASEAN trade: Report
(Singapore Managment University) ASEAN's legal frameworks must keep pace with how businesses use technology today, say Singapore Management University researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multilateral Biosecurity Dialogue with Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 09/2017 This Web page provides information about a multilateral dialogue among biosecurity experts from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the United States to promote engagement that helps improve national and regional response to natural, accidental, and deliberate biological events. Dialogue countries will consider Southeast Asia's increasingly complex biosecurity risk landscape, including natural outbreaks of emerging and potential pandemic pathogens, porous borders and highly mobile populations, and rising terrorism threats, as they explore how they can work together to stren...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

NUS scientists develop novel chip for fast and accurate disease detection at low cost
(National University of Singapore) A novel invention by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore holds promise for a faster and cheaper way to diagnose diseases with high accuracy. Professor Zhang Yong from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering and his team have developed a tiny microfluidic chip that could effectively detect minute amounts of biomolecules without the need for complex lab equipment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Singapore pharma on recovery path after worst output in decades
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's pharmaceuticals business, among the pillars of the city-state's manufacturing sector, is set to return to strength this year as big global drugmakers ramp up output and advance automation at their production sites across the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Singapore-led team of Asian cancer researchers wins AACR Team Science Award
(Duke-NUS Medical School) For the first time, an Asian team, focused on common cancers in Asia, received the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award. Winning this award is international recognition for Singapore's significant accomplishments and impact on global cancer research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news