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.
Superdrug identified in fight against deadly viruses
29 January 2019
Prof Kwok-Yung Yuen has identified a broad-spectrum antiviral drug for epidemic control.
Algae discovered to make polygonal shapes
23 January 2019
A Croucher scholar has revealed mathematical secrets behind the movement of Euglena.
Deciphering the role of mechanosensitive proteins
14 January 2019
Alex Tsui is involved in a research related to a mysterious family of cellular proteins.
Genetic switches identified in glioblastoma tumours
7 January 2019
Tinyi Chu has identified switches in different types of glioblastoma tumours.
Genetic trigger for schizophrenia affirmed
30 November 2018
Dr Hannah Xue has solved a genetic mystery related to chronic mental disorder.
HKU biologist throws new light on plant growth
2 November 2018
The research sheds new light on plant growth and how this could be accelerated.
Maternal weight gain linked to child health
25 October 2018
Weight gain during pregnancy might have an adverse impact on child health.