Croucher Foundation News

June 2023

HKUST researchers identify a protein for age-related diseases 24 June 2023

A research team from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has identified a key protein that may shed light on how to reverse the aging process using the adult stem cell of skeletal muscle (or muscle stem cells, MuSCs) as a model system. The discovery paves the way for the possible future development of therapeutic interventions for aging-related diseases and various...

Increasing our understanding of DNA replication 23 June 2023

In a groundbreaking study, scientists from the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Institut Curie in France challenge conventional theories of DNA replication. Using cryogenic electron microscopy, the team uncovers surprising new details about the role of the minichromosome maintenance protein complex (MCM) in unwinding human DNA.