Discipline Area: Medical and Life Sciences

Arjun Thanaraju is the Regional Programme Officer of INGSA-Asia, based at the School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University

Arjun Thanaraju is a recent graduate of the BSc (Hons) Biology with Psychology Programme under the Department of Biological Sciences, School of Medical and Life Sciences at Sunway University. After three years of study, Arjun graduated with a First-Class Honours in 2020.

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Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Associate Professor Dr Hwang Jung Shan

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the joints in the body. Some common symptoms include stiffness, swelling, and pain in the joints, particularly of the fingers, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, hips, and shoulders.

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Detecting HFMD: A Virologist’s Race Against Time

  • Professor Poh Chit Laa

The year was 2000 when an unprecedented outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Singapore claimed the lives of five children. Professor Poh Chit Laa, then a researcher at National University of Singapore, felt herself grieving with a mother who lost two children to the disease.

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Could Low-Dose Radiation Be Beneficial for Us?

  • Professor David Bradley

Nuclear power plants and incidences like Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in radiation phobia (radiophobia) — the fear that even the smallest dose of radiation is harmful.

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An Ongoing Battle with Dengue

  • Professor Poh Chit Laa

Dengue is a viral disease many of us, particularly in Asia, are familiar with. After all, more than 40% of the world’s population live in endemic areas.

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