Croucher Foundation News

Researchers reveal mechanism behind RNA transcription error’s removal 25 April 2019

An international team of scientists has uncovered the mechanism used by RNA polymerase II to correct wrongly transcribed RNA nucleotides, the building units of RNA during gene transcription.

Exploring nature’s dots in theoretical physics 23 April 2019

Scientists have begun investigating the value of moiré patterns in two-dimensional structures.

Smart app assesses wounds in seconds 18 April 2019

The burden of human diseases has shifted to non-infectious health issues.

Shedding light on the causes of autism 15 April 2019

Dr Jacque Pak Kan Ip is helping to advance our understanding of autism and autism-related disorders.

Greater illumination on inorganic perovskite LEDs 29 March 2019

An efficient way to produce brighter, all-inorganic perovskite LEDs.

Connecting the world with submarine cables 27 March 2019

Dr Chung Ng contributes to the AI and international growth strategy at Telstra.

Herbs for the gut: new drug for irritable bowel syndrome 22 March 2019

Constantly struggling with abdominal pain and constipation or diarrhoea?

Towards treatment of a rare neurodegenerative disease 18 March 2019

Scientists have identified a compound to possibly cure neurodegenerative diseases.

Genetic marker for ovarian cancer treatment 14 March 2019

Researchers have identified a genetic marker to guide targeted therapy for ovarian cancer.

Neutron scattering lab officially launched 11 March 2019

Hong Kong’s first laboratory on neutron scattering was officially established.

Professor Paul Tam to receive 2020 Rehbein Medal 28 February 2019

Professor Paul Tam is the first Asian to receive the Rehbein Medal.

Novel microrobots detect lethal bacteria in 15 minutes 25 February 2019

A fluorescent microrobot has been developed to shorten the detection time.

Viral genetic factors linked to nasopharyngeal cancer 19 February 2019

Nasopharyngeal cancer is prevalent among young adult males in Guangdong.

A new toolkit for studying how PARP activity boosts cancers 13 February 2019

New method developed by Croucher scholar helps to study ADP-ribosylation.

Friends or foes? Resident T cells in the skin 8 February 2019

Dr Stanley Cheuk studied the role of resident memory T cells in psoriasis and vitiligo.

Building insights on brain plasticity 31 January 2019

Dr Henry Hing Cheong Lee is helping to demonstrate how neural inhibition is critical to normal brain functions and development.

Superdrug identified in fight against deadly viruses 29 January 2019

Prof Kwok-Yung Yuen has identified a broad-spectrum antiviral drug for epidemic control.

Algae discovered to make polygonal shapes 23 January 2019

A Croucher scholar has revealed mathematical secrets behind the movement of Euglena.

Spinning to a 2D future 15 January 2019

Professor Xiaodong Cui has been experimenting with solid-state physics.

Deciphering the role of mechanosensitive proteins 14 January 2019

Alex Tsui is involved in a research related to a mysterious family of cellular proteins.