Croucher News

October 2021

Study finds venom from ant bites can modulate immune responses 29 October 2021

A research team led by Professor Billy Chow from the Research Division for Molecular and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, HKU, has identified a new immunomodulatory pathway that is triggered by ant bites.

Croucher scholar receives Xplorer Prize 2021 25 October 2021

Professor Yao Wang is one of 50 national researchers who has been awarded the Xplorer Prize 2021.

Songbird ancestors evolved a new way to taste sugar 21 October 2021

Bitter, salty, sweet, sour and umami are the five basic tastes humans perceive, but we are naturally drawn to sweet. What about other animals? Do they know sweet from sour?

Two counteracting proteins and their implications for Machado-Joseph Disease 13 October 2021

Scientists have discovered an intricate relationship between two proteins in our nerve cells that uncover new insights into neurodegenerative disorders such as Machado-Joseph Disease (MJD).

Building bridges to deeper machine learning 5 October 2021

Speeding up the performance of computers used in machine learning is important for many data-driven applications including advanced drone navigation, self-driving cars and credit card fraud detection.

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