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Enhancing cognitive reserve in the community: Exploring the effects of Sensory Environment and Playfulness on Depression and Cognition (SEPDC) among older adults

Zdravko Trivic, PhD; Daniel R. Y. GAN, PhD; Habib Chaudhury, PhD; Patrick Dillon, PhD; Tam Elisabeth Perry, PhD

Competition Sponsor: Ministry of Health and National Research Foundation of Singapore In view of sensory and cognitive declines that advance with ageing, this interdisciplinary study aims to explore effects of Sensory Environment…





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Enhanced Single Cell Transcriptomics for New Biomarkers and Targets in Cardiovascular Ageing

Roger Foo, M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P., M.D., C.C.S.T., F.R.C.P, and Matthew Ackers-Johnson, Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Sci. | National University of Singapore
Competition Sponsor: Ministry of Health and National Research Foundation of Singapore
Awardee Year: 2020 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Related annual US healthcare expenditure exceeds…

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Ergothioneine, the Lesser Known Longevity Nutrient

Irwin Kee Mun Cheah, Ph.D., Feng Lei, D.Phil., and Barry Halliwell, PhD, D.Sc. | National University of Singapore
Competition Sponsor: Ministry of Health and National Research Foundation of Singapore
Awardee Year: 2020 The naturally occurring thione, ergothioneine, accumulates in the human body at high concentrations primarily from diet. Studies suggest…


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Organismal Aging and Oxidants Beyond Macromolecules Damage

Marie-Veronique Clement, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Shazib Pervaiz, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. | National University of Singapore
Competition Sponsor: Ministry of Health and National Research Foundation of Singapore
Awardee Year: 2020 One prediction of the free radical theory of aging is that oxidative stress shortens organisms’ lifespan because of the damaging effect of…


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