Croucher Foundation News

Dennis Lo scoops ‘Oscar of Science’ for foetal DNA discovery

Professor Dennis Lo of the Chinese University of Hong Kong has won the prestigious 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences, an award renowned as the “Oscar of Science” and rivalling the Nobel prizes.

13 September 2020

Croucher study awards open for application

Applications for 2021/2022 Croucher study awards and Science Communication Studentships are now open until 5:00pm on 16 November 2020.

11 September 2020

Venturing beyond the research lab

The global medical conference circuit may have been closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But that is not stopping the crucial exchange of information about new treatments and drugs. Dr Angela Tye-Galichet is one of those working to ensure that the wheels of knowledge continue to turn – but online.

27 August 2020

DNA telomere length linked to diabetes cardiovascular risk

A large cohort study, led by Professor Ronald Ching Wan Ma at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, together with the University of Sydney, Australia, has revealed a useful new biomarker for identifying type 2 diabetes patients at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

20 August 2020

Looking for answers in the stars

Even the smaller aspects of astrophysics play out over vast dimensions. Philip Leung works on things about the size of our solar system.

13 August 2020

Chemist gallops into career with the Jockey Club

On race days that take place at Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Shatin track, Dr May Fung can sometimes see the horses thunder past her window. But for her, this is not entertainment.

5 August 2020

Deformation process revealed in high-entropy alloys at ultra-low temperatures

Scientists revealed high-entropy alloys (HEAs) exhibit exceptional mechanical properties at ultra-low temperatures due to the coexistence of multiple deformation mechanisms.

30 July 2020

Getting to the heart of the matter

What if humans could grow new hearts?

22 July 2020