Morphing flat materials into any shape you want
18 November 2019
How the maths behind the art of kirigami may engineer future change.
HKU scientists discover ‘signpost’ in chromatin maze
4 November 2019
Chemical biologists have identified a histone mark that regulates chromatin structure.
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.
Biologist gets a taste for novel protein research
2 October 2019
Novel protein family that plays a role in sour taste reception and inner-ear balance revealed.
World first for ultracold quantum simulation
19 September 2019
The world's first 3-D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms.
Memory cue for depression treatment
18 September 2019
Does the way we remember negative events affect our likelihood of experiencing depression?
Accelerating next-generation protein engineering
9 August 2019
Croucher scholars involved in a breakthrough to engineer clinically useful proteins.
Discovering the difference when egg cells divide
18 July 2019
Cell biologists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, have now discovered a previously unknown structure in mammalian eggs that appears indispensable for error-free distribution of chromosomes in meiosis.
Breakthrough in deriving early embryonic stem cells
19 June 2019
A new approach to derive expanded potential stem cells from both pig and human cells.
A team of astrophysicists tired to verify the existence of ultralight bosons.
Nanotech key for purer and safer drugs
30 May 2019
Physicists and chemists have developed a new method that could potentially produce pure, higher-quality medicinal drugs.
Corn and soybeans grow better together
16 May 2019
Using intercropping to alleviate environmental and food supply issues.
Researchers have discovered an important function of a plant protein.
Tackling viral hepatitis B in Hong Kong
23 April 2019
An estimated 576,000 people are living with hepatitis B in Hong Kong, according to a study carried out by HKU.
Greater illumination on inorganic perovskite LEDs
29 March 2019
An efficient way to produce brighter, all-inorganic perovskite LEDs.
Herbs for the gut: new drug for irritable bowel syndrome
22 March 2019
Constantly struggling with abdominal pain and constipation or diarrhoea?
Towards treatment of a rare neurodegenerative disease
18 March 2019
Scientists have identified a compound to possibly cure neurodegenerative diseases.
Novel microrobots detect lethal bacteria in 15 minutes
25 February 2019
A fluorescent microrobot has been developed to shorten the detection time.
Viral genetic factors linked to nasopharyngeal cancer
19 February 2019
Nasopharyngeal cancer is prevalent among young adult males in Guangdong.
A new toolkit for studying how PARP activity boosts cancers
13 February 2019
New method developed by Croucher scholar helps to study ADP-ribosylation.