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A QUICK GLANCE AT WHAT WE ’ RE WORKING ON ...
We ’ re developing a wound dressing membrane that incorporates a natural healing compound . The membrane is biodegradable and easy to use , allowing patients to apply the dressing at their convenience .
Honey has long been acknowledged for its nutritional and medicinal benefits , with evidence of its harvesting depicted on rock paintings dating back 8000 years . We ’ re analysing the therapeutic properties of various components in honey and in honey products such as propolis , bee venom and royal jelly .
We ’ re studying the biological mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive impairment and the impact of chronic stress on stroke recovery to develop novel interventions that can help repair neurological damage in stroke survivors .
We ’ re examining the validity of current measurements and valuations of health with the goal of promoting cost efficiency and improved outcomes of new healthcare interventions . Such research will aid planners and policymakers in making broad decisions on healthcare .
PARKINSON ’ S DISEASE
We ’ re investigating the therapeutic effects of traditional Chinese medicine on patients living with Parkinson ’ s , and have discovered that edible bird ’ s nest has the potential to improve motor function .
DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS
There ’ s an abundance of natural compounds with proven therapeutic effects that are often limited by compound properties and inappropriate formulations . We ’ re improving the formulation of such compounds to overcome poor solubility , absorption and bioavailability .
One size does not fit all when it comes to how people metabolise medicines .
Professor Gan Siew Hua is revising medicine dosages to suit Asian body types .