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statisticsSingHealth Duke-NUS Researchers Co-Authored a Book on Clinical Research Sample Sizes

Associate Professor Tan Say Beng, Group Director of Research, SingHealth and Senior Associate Dean, Duke-NUS, and Ms Tan Sze Huey, Principal Biostatistician, NCCS co-authored the fourth and extended edition of “Sample Sizes for Clinical, Laboratory and Epidemiology Studies”.


Written for medical researchers from all specialties and medical statisticians, the book explains and explores the wide range of considerations necessary to assist investigational teams when deriving an appropriate sample size for their study. This edition includes content on Sample Size Software and the formulae and numerical tables needed to design valid clinical studies.

 New Clinical Programme for Patients with Blood Clots
NHCS and SGH have formed a multidisciplinary team for a new programme that treats patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a condition that affects 1 in 30,000 people in Singapore. Due to the non-specific nature of breathlessness experienced by patients in addition to a lack of awareness, this condition often gets undiagnosed.
CPR Duke-NUS Researchers Found Longer Sleep May Be Worse
​A local study of 40,000 people over an average of 12.7 years found that both insufficient and excessive sleep increased a person’s risk of death, especially from heart attacks and stroke.
Mother-Child Study Offers Fresh Insights
Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) - a collaborative study between KKH, NUHS and NUS - started in October 2008 to study how conditions in pregnancy and early childhood influence the health and development of women and their children.
doctor's prescriptionScientists in Singapore Create New Technology to Study Changes in Cancer Cells
According to Dr Kong Say Li, lead researcher at Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), the technology provides understanding in cancer evolution and cancer cells in tumour (clonal heterogeneity), drug resistance and targeted therapy as well as differences in the cancer gene activity versus normal cells through cancer mutation.
diabetes.jpg First-of-its-kind Portable Sampling Device to Detect Airborne Viruses on MRT
Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have successfully detected common airborne viruses on board MRT trains, including influenza, adenovirus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which cause flu and flu-like symptoms.