Research at UKM

Research at UKM contributes significantly to the economic and social development through an ecosystem that fosters intellectual discovery, innovation, dissemination, and application of knowledge.

HCTM Successfully Conducts 1200 Bariatric Surgery

Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) have successfully performed over 1,200 of Bariatric surgery since 1996, the highest number recorded by any hospital in Malaysia.

The most severe patient treated ever recorded by the team of Gastrointestinal and Obesity Surgery HCTM have more than 300 kilograms (kg). READ MORE

Knee Arthritis Pain Treatment Made Possible Through Injection

A study led by Head of Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries Unit (Orthosports-UKM), Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM), Dato’ Dr. Badrul Akmal Hisham Md Yusoff has progressed to an advanced level since January 2019 involving 10 patients. 

UKM is collaborating with Meluha Life Sciences Sdn Bhd (MLS), a biotechnology company in developing the product called Chondrogen for knee osteoarthritis treatment and jointly owned the Chondrogen®™. READ MORE

Southeast Asia Largest Biobank is in UKM

Pro Vice Chancellor UKM Kuala Lumpur Campus, Prof. Datuk Dr. A Rahman A Jamal said the Biobank is keeping more than six million tubes from more than 120,000 volunteers specimen across Malaysia.

Biobank UMBI has 35 liquid nitrogen tanks with temperatures of -196 degrees Celsius and 38 refrigerators with the temperatures of -80 degrees Celsius where all the specimens are stored. READ MORE

New Innovation Technologies to Help Diabetic Patients Walk and Move

MyB Ortho Shoes, MyB Air Walker dan MyB Muslim Prosthetic are three new products that will help diabetic patients to perform their normal work accordingly. The three products are designed and created by a renowned UKM Orthopedic Specialist, Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Yazid Bajuri.

These products do not only assist the respective patients, but it is affordable especially to the low income group of people. READ MORE


LoRa: Monitoring Livestock's Health Remotely

Breeders need not to worry about the health of their livestock anymore with the assistance of LoRa (Long Range) wireless network technology. LoRa is innovative research by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Rosdiadee Nordin in justifying communication between sensors at a distance of 20 kilometres (km). LoRa is best suited with animal farming automation using Internet of Things. Innovatively, the research escalates the technology and methods used by farmers in monitoring the animals that is costly and difficult in making it more efficient.

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Rosdiadee explained that LoRa is put on a drone, and able to gather data from sensors installed on animals. The data are then transmitted to smart devices. Besides monitoring livestock’s health, LoRa is also able to monitor the water quality from multiple sources around the farm. With LoRA around the farm, patrolling time to monitor livestock can be minimized. READ MORE.

Shorter Treatment for Brain Cancer is Currently in UKMSC

Shorter treatment and more effective surgery for brain cancer patient is now available at UKMSC Gamma Knife Centre.

The revolutionized technology uses a tested new technic known as Leksell Gamma Knife Icon to treat the patients hence the patients that were diagnosed with brain cancer are no longer needed to undergo normal surgery, but instead undergo the Gamma Knife radiation treatment. READ MORE

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