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LIFE SCIENCE PHD FROM NUS AND NTU NO MATCH FOR OVERSEAS UNI

As was my opinion in countless other threads of such nature, I maintain that Ph.D in life science especially from NUS/NTU isn't really useful despite what the government likes to say. Singapore, despite whatever, is not a research hub and probably never will be because we are small, our education system do not encourage out of the box thinking and simply because this is not a research hotbed. Have u all ever been to the university campus of MIT/Harvard or Cambridge? Their very air sizzles with innovation. I am not joking. Have u ever been to NUS or NTU?In Singapore people do a Phd because they are worried that with just a life sci degree they can only wash test tubes, or they are attracted by the idea of a 3K salary not knowing what else to do. It's very different from other good research universities in the world where people do PhDs REALLY because they like to know more about something. These folks spend 7-8 years doing their phd without an attractive pay B/c they really want to learn from some really smart profs in an area they are really interested in.

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NUS PROF GIVES STUDENT THE “HARD TRUTH” – WELCOME TO THE “REAL” WORLD

This raises a serious issue for NUS students - with the heavy grade inflation from all the world's top universities, we have seen many companies impose a minimum expected academic grade of a Second Upper Honours or Magna Cum Laude equivalent for job applicants. Yet, given how our average grade in NUS is a full 2 grades lower than those of top universities, how are we expected to compete fairly with these applicants?

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HARVARD: MEN SHOULD EJACULATE 21 TIMES A MONTH TO LOWER PROSTATE CANCER RISK

As part of Harvard’s Health Professionals Follow-up Study, 29,342 men between the ages of 46 and 81 reported their average number of ejaculations per month in young adulthood (ages 20–29), in mid-life (ages 40–49), and in the most recent year. The scientists found that men who ejaculated 21 or more times a month enjoyed a 33% lower risk of prostate cancer compared with men who reported four to seven ejaculations a month throughout their lifetimes.

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