Research updates

Research Updates

Deciphering Radiomics Signatures of Breast Cancer - the BREOMICS approach

Deciphering Radiomics Signatures of Breast Cancer - the BREOMICS approach

Radiomics is the extraction of a vast amount of quantitative features from digital medical images, not usually visible to the naked human eye, through high output computing to produce image-based tumour phenotyping. The central idea behind the concept of radiomics is that the quantitative image features (also called image phenotypes)…
Using Google Analytics for Research: A Case Study

Using Google Analytics for Research: A Case Study

Web-based apps have been widely used as a form of health intervention. Studies have shown that web-based apps are effective in changing health behaviour. However, to understand how to implement web-based apps in a real-world setting, a form of monitoring is necessary. One of the tools that is currently available…
The Democratization of Global Infectious Disease Surveillance Data: Practical Considerations, Concerns and Opportunities

The Democratization of Global Infectious Disease Surveillance Data: Practical Considerations, Concerns and Opportunities

The rapid emergence and integration of the internet, mobile phones, satellites, and sensors into everyday human life has ensured that data continues to be increasingly intertwined into the fabric of our postmodern society. In the 1990s, a single 3.5-inch floppy disk with a capacity of 1.44MB could perhaps carry a…
Big Data in Diabetes Care: Advancing Quality and Improving Outcomes

Big Data in Diabetes Care: Advancing Quality and Improving Outcomes

Big Data, put simply, is the analysis of information, not only at massive volumes but of great variety and high velocity, in order to yield outcomes of substantial veracity and values. In 2012, the International Data Corporation projected the value of the digital universe to reach a mind-boggling of 40,000…
Breast Milk Sharing in Ethnically Diverse Malaysia

Breast Milk Sharing in Ethnically Diverse Malaysia

Breastfeeding has well-established health benefits to mothers and infants. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infants who are not able to receive breast milk from their own mothers should receive breast milk from others as an alternative. This programme will emphasize the socio-medical and scientific basis of breastfeeding and…
Helicobacter pylori Eradication: A Frontier Digital Health System for Treatment Management via Antibiotic Resistance Profiles

Helicobacter pylori Eradication: A Frontier Digital Health System for Treatment Management via Antibiotic Resistance Profiles

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that has quietly lived in the gut of nearly two-thirds of the world population, however many people are asymptomatic. Having this bacterium, a silent killer, living in the human body can lead to stomach ulcers and further increase the risk of developing stomach cancer up…
Virtual Exercises with Older Adults: The CAMHEP-PISA initiative

Virtual Exercises with Older Adults: The CAMHEP-PISA initiative

With the COVID-19 movement restrictions orders, many of us are having difficulties juggling work and household responsibilities- childcare, virtual classes or loss of paid helpers. Others are more unfortunate, especially those working with the private sector who are experiencing loss of income. However, it is at times like this that…
Healthy Adult Life Following Childhood Cancer

Healthy Adult Life Following Childhood Cancer

Large epidemiological studies have shown that nearly two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors (CCS) develop at least one serious health condition, i.e. late effects, in their lifetime (Oeffinger, 2006). In 2015, the paediatric oncology research group conducted a surveillance study on long-term survivors treated at the University of Malaya Medical Centre…

Research Spotlight

Faculty of Medicine eLearning Object Co-creation HACKATHON

Faculty of Medicine eLearning Object Co-creation HACKATHON

The sudden CMCO extension turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the inaugural eLearning Object Co-creation Hackathon held last Thursday (5th November 2020) as it forced the event to go 100% online. Truly fitting for a hackathon focused on eLearning development.

Awards and reports

Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

The faculty congratulates Prof. April for her recent award of Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This prestigious award is conferred annually to renowned surgeons from across…

Conservative Spine Surgery: The True Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

In his inaugural lecture entitled Conservative Spine Surgery – The True “Minimally Invasive” Spine Surgery delivered on 3 September 2020, Prof. Dr. Dharmendra Ganesan shared his experience as a neurosurgeon.…

Knowlesi Malaria

Since 2009, Prof Lau has established a research team working in medical parasitology. In her inaugural lecture, she shared with us her journey in research associated with the fifth human…

Seeking the Hidden Heart

The Inaugural Lecture is an avenue for professors to share their knowledge and thoughts in their respective fields of expertise with their colleagues, students and the public. It also marks…