• From earning their wrath to inspiring their science: How one scientist proved others wrong
    Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte is the man behind the now infamous human-pig chimera experiment. But, this experiment was just the tip of the iceberg.
  • The man who introduced the Leboyer method: A call for births without violence
    French obstetrician, Frederick Leboyer spent his life advocating babies’ rights during childbirth. He believed that in the heat of the labour room, the babies’ needs have been overlooked. Introducing a method initially criticised by doctors, labour rooms around the world have since changed for the better.
  • Doctors in the making: 3 new and innovative teaching methods at medicals schools today
    As the burden of healthcare increases for future generations of doctors, while the conventional model of lecturing and passive learning fosters disengagement and frustration – many medical schools are leaning towards a greater focus on student-centric learning strategies.
  • The female neuroscientist who changed the traditional science of thinking
    Female neuroscientist, Dr. Marian Diamond, who made a pivotal change on the debate regarding nature versus nurture and her research study on Einstein’s brain, dies at age 90. Her research has shaped the foundation for many neuroscientists.
  • Research as Art: The colours of humanity
    Beneath the stark statistics and grim facts of research is an avalanche of emotions. Art recreates these moments, indulging the otherwise white medical canvas with sporadic splashes of struggles and triumphs, thus unveiling the story behind a story.
  • More “generalists” rather than specialists needed for Singapore, say medical school deans
    The deans of three medical schools in Singapore have called for more “generalists” rather than specialists. The term “generalist” refers to practitioners who are skilled enough to treat a patient with several medical conditions, rather than referring the patient from doctor to doctor.
  • Colour blind people can now become doctors, as India ends decades-old practice
    Two colour blind students, who were denied admission to a medical college in India, fought long and hard so that colour blind students can, too become doctors. The restriction is now removed – as concluded by a committee appointed by the Supreme Court.
  • ‘Super-scholar’ admitted to CUHK’s MBChB Global Physician-Leadership Stream
    The Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) Main Round offer results was officially announced on 7 August. Among the six JUPAS admittes who aced the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) with Level 5** in seven subjects, five of them have been admitted to The University of Hong Kong (HKU)’s Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program and the remaining ‘super-scholar’ admitted to the MBChB Global Physician-Leadership Stream (GPS) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).
  • Star Wars hoax make four scientific journals look like a joke
    Four scientific journals published a hoax paper without double checking it.
  • The man who fought to save children from lead poisoning
    A paediatrician and psychiatrist, Dr Herbert Needleman spent most of his career as propagating against lead poisoning in children. Through a study he carried out on children’s teeth in the 1970s, his findings became the bane to the lead industry. The recently deceased doctor’s study has since benefited the scientific community and members of the public, changing the scene of lead level control.