Croucher Foundation News

Neurologist strikes a chord with what makes a hit 15 January 2020

Neurologist suggested that musical pleasure comes from the right combination of uncertainty and surprise.

The many facets of a medical multi-tasker 8 January 2020

Dr Fanny Ko is a renowned respiratory physician, trainer, researcher, and collaborator.

Molecular biology quest to reduce maternal deaths 3 January 2020

Knowledge of blood vessel growth offers hope for preeclampsia treatment.

Croucher scholars selected as highly cited researchers of the year 2 January 2020

Ten Croucher scholars have been named “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” by Clarivate Analytics in recognition of their research output.The highly anticipated list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. A total of 6,216 resear...

Rice protein yields hope for increased food supply 31 December 2019

Researchers have now found a way to enhance grain yield in rice by increasing grain size and weight.

Gut microbiota provide key to exercise efficacy to treat diabetes 24 December 2019

It has long been known that exercise is the most cost-effective way to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, exercise does not work for everyone.

Protein variations may explain Parkinson’s disease differences 20 December 2019

New research by University of Toronto biochemists looks at how protein strains may vary in the brains of those affected by progressive neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.

Gene editing our allergies away 18 December 2019

Immunology scientists are leveraging state-of-the-art CRISPR technology to identify which genes cause allergic responses.

Croucher Innovation Awards 2019 and Senior Research Fellowships 2020 16 December 2019

Nine distinguished scholars from local universities received the Croucher awards.

Welcome Class of 2019 16 December 2019

25 outstanding scientists have been awarded the 2019 Croucher Scholarship, Fellowship and Studentship.

Max Planck Croucher Symposium 2019 29 November 2019

Scientists gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University to discuss topics, ranging from Matter to Life.

Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider 25 November 2019

Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.

Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider 21 November 2019

Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.

Morphing flat materials into any shape you want 18 November 2019

How the maths behind the art of kirigami may engineer future change.

Training micro-robots to swim in complex fluids 11 November 2019

Targeted drug delivery by designing tiny swimming robots.

HKU scientists discover ‘signpost’ in chromatin maze 4 November 2019

Chemical biologists have identified a histone mark that regulates chromatin structure.

Searching the cosmos for the origins of the universe 25 October 2019

Dr Kimmy Wu researches gravitational waves and radiation in the universe.

Inspiring next-generation scientists to tackle vital global challenges 22 October 2019

Summer 2019 proved an eye-opener for Lau Shing Fai on challenges for trees posed by climate change.

Steering AI out of harm’s way 16 October 2019

For Dr Yinlam Chow, having an interest as a child in robots turned out to be a future career in the making because today he is a research scientist at Google AI.

Rechargeable liquid fuels set out to power electric vehicles 9 October 2019

Rechargeable “e-fuel” paves way for renewables in energy generation in the future.