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Local diabetic patients at risk of losing vision         

Five in six people who have diabetic retinopathy, or damage to the eye's blood vessels, are unaware of their condition, a study led by Singapore Eye Research Institute published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology in May. The study involved over 10,000 people aged 40 to 80 years in the south-western part of Singapore.


Brown adipose tissue may be regulated to fight obesity

A Duke-NUS team created a catalogue of long non-coding Ribonucleic acid (RNA) in mouse adipose tissues, thereby identifying a specific long non-coding RNA without which the brown fat cell cannot develop properly.


Consumption of soya not linked to increased risk of gout





Discovery of mutated gene poses new possibility to XFS treatment

GIS and SNEC scientists, together with international collaborators, have discovered a gene mutation that plays a part in a rare form of glaucoma here.


Research TDF now open for applications

Qualifying SingHealth staff can now apply for financial support to attend short local and overseas research-related training held from October 2015 to March 2016.






SGH study on diabetes in younger patients

Patients 40 years and below found to manage diabetes less well than older patients.