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Novel chipscope enables label-free monitoring of live cell activities 16 June 2022

The new chipscope allows real-time monitoring of cells inside incubators.

Plant-inspired origami microfluidic device 13 June 2022

Engineers have developed an origami microfluidic device that can respond to changes in the environment.

​​New metabolic route explains liver cancer cell adaptability 10 June 2022

The study shows how liver cancer cells can grow without a sufficient supply of oxygen.

First myriapod genome bank explains divergent evolutionary trajectories 31 May 2022

Biologists have sequenced the genome of nine centipede and millipede species.

New advanced vision sensors emulate human visual adaptability 31 May 2022

Future autonomous vehicles and industrial cameras could have human-like vision.

Researchers identify a new regulator of satiety signals 30 May 2022

The reported enzyme can control weight gain by intervening signalling mechanism.

CUHK joins university climate alliance 26 May 2022

CUHK will collaborate with universities globally to address the challenge of climate change.

Dual-comb photothermal spectroscopy allows for rapid multi-gas detection 18 May 2022

New sensing technique to drastically improve gas sensing technology.

The uncovered role of the central nervous system in bone healing 5 May 2022

The central nervous system can sense and respond to implanted biomaterials.

HKUST researchers study cleavage mechanism used in gene silencing 26 April 2022

Gene silencing is a technique used to study the mechanism of diseases.

New solar cells boost efficiency to record high 25 April 2022

HK and UK scientists collaborate to improve the efficiency of perovskite solar cells.

CUHK Scientist leads global effort to map adult-onset diabetes 31 March 2022

Professor Ronald Ma and his team examine type 1 diabetes among adults.

Physicists manipulate magnetism with light 25 March 2022

Croucher caught up with Dr Adrian Po to discuss his recent research.

Hong Kong scientists reveal massive tropical carbon loss 23 March 2022

Carbon loss has doubled over the past two decades due to excessive forest removal.

Silver nitrate found to re-sensitise last-line antibiotic 18 March 2022

Professor Sun Hongzhe used silver nitrate and colistin to overcome drug-resistant pathogens.

New facet of DNA mismatch repair discovered 16 March 2022

Scientists show that the mechanism has a role in non-replication associated repair processes.

Omicron variant survives on smooth surfaces for more than seven days 14 March 2022

The Omicron variant is tested on five different surfaces.

High fidelity genome editing technique developed 10 March 2022

The new technique can improve the accuracy of genome editing significantly.

CUHK study identifies gut microbial profile associated with long COVID 9 March 2022

Gut bacteria may be linked to a person’s risk of developing long COVID.

New ‘WavyOcean’ platform helps visualise marine data 8 March 2022

The platform will facilitate marine research work and offer valuable data to policy makers.