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NTU medical school scientist sniffs out clues in Down syndrome

Published on : 01-Oct-2014

​​Croatian-born Dean Nizetic, 55, is professor of molecular medicine at NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. Prof Nizetic's work has led to many breakthroughs, including certain chemical compounds which could be potentially used to treat cognitive deficiencies in people with Down syndrome. He and his team recently discovered two genetic markers of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia that could aid treatment of the disease.