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.