Croucher Foundation News

Not junk RNA after all

Non-coding RNA was once considered junk. Now it has been found to play an important role in ensuring accuracy in cell division and chromosome segregation in a significant discovery by Dr Karen Wing Yee Yuen (Croucher Fellowship 2008) and Dr Yick Hin Ling, both at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

25 June 2019

Going underground to detect gravitational waves in space

Professor Albert Kong is looking forward to adding stellar insights from Asia through a novel, soon-to-be deployed, underground gravitational wave detector, located in Japan.

21 June 2019

Breakthrough in deriving early embryonic stem cells

A new approach to derive expanded potential stem cells from both pig and human cells.

19 June 2019

Nanophotonic advances shed light on tunable metasurfaces

The ability to manipulate light with optical metasurfaces has the potential to improve efficiency in technologies ranging from solar cells to virtual reality glasses.

13 June 2019

Gravitational wave method may solve dark matter boson mystery

A team of astrophysicists tired to verify the existence of ultralight bosons.

11 June 2019

69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Two Croucher scholars have been accepted to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from 30 June to 5 July.

5 June 2019

Nanotech key for purer and safer drugs

Physicists and chemists have developed a new method that could potentially produce pure, higher-quality medicinal drugs.

30 May 2019

Deciphering protein “barcodes”

Biophysicist Dr Joyce Fung is delving into the intricate structures of proteins within biological systems to uncover fresh knowledge about protein structures and dynamics that can assist understanding related to diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

28 May 2019