Dennis Lo scoops ‘Oscar of Science’ for foetal DNA discovery
13 September 2020
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.
Croucher study awards open for application
11 September 2020
Applications for 2021/2022 Croucher study awards and Science Communication Studentships are now open until 5:00pm on 16 November 2020.
Venturing beyond the research lab
27 August 2020
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.
DNA telomere length linked to diabetes cardiovascular risk
20 August 2020
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.
Looking for answers in the stars
13 August 2020
Even the smaller aspects of astrophysics play out over vast dimensions. Philip Leung works on things about the size of our solar system.
Chemist gallops into career with the Jockey Club
5 August 2020
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.
Scientists revealed high-entropy alloys (HEAs) exhibit exceptional mechanical properties at ultra-low temperatures due to the coexistence of multiple deformation mechanisms.
Getting to the heart of the matter
22 July 2020
What if humans could grow new hearts?
Converting CO2 directly from air to fuel
15 July 2020
Dr Xu Lu's long-term goal is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by converting it into a usable fuel.
A research team led by Professor Kin-ming Kwan has provided new insights for stem cell biology and regeneration of neuronal cells.
How the bacteria colonise and rapidly spread to neighbouring cells within our intestine and what genes influence or control this bacterial behaviour.
The fight to stay one step ahead of cancer cells
2 July 2020
Dr Gloria Lin is working to find new answers to a complex disease that affects many people all over the world and still eludes scientists: cancer.
Croucher awardee receives Porter Medal 2020
29 June 2020
Professor Vivian Yam has been awarded the Porter Medal 2020.
Croucher Fellow receives Otto Hahn Medal and Award
24 June 2020
Dr Chun So has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal and Otto Hahn Award.
How body and mind react to stress
19 June 2020
Have you come across the situation where you scratch your head and bite your lips repeatedly during a tough interview?
Nurturing a taste for biochemistry (and wine)
17 June 2020
From his interest in research to his passion for wine
Investigating the mysteries of unconscious vision
12 June 2020
Dr Wendy Yue's research sheds light on how we see the world around us.
COVID-19 special edition
10 June 2020
A special news section to keep the global and local community up to date with their many contributions.
Two significant studies have brought scientists a step closer to understanding how certain errors occur in microRNA biogenesis could affect gene expression and cellular functions.
Ozone level in Hong Kong is high enough to cause significant damage to plants.