Croucher News

August 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.

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