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.
First whole-genome sequencing analyses for rare bowel disease
10 October 2018
Fresh hope for more effective treatment strategies for Hirschsprung disease sufferers.
A study has discovered for the first time that rat hepatitis E virus can infect humans.
HKU postgraduate flies high with solar telescope balloon project
30 September 2018
HKU MSc student received a HK$ 50,000 grant to participate in a near space project.
Plant protein regulator provides insight into crop growth and protection
25 September 2018
Professor Jiang has identified a regulator related to the biogenesis of plants.
Handy sensor to enhance food safety
22 September 2018
A new food safety testing system has been developed to detect contaminants in food within several minutes.
Inhibitory peptides to control autophagy
23 August 2018
The new peptides can be used to occlude autophagy in living animals.
Reversing brain damage with two proteins
10 August 2018
Dr Kwok-Fai Lau discovered a mechanism to stimulates the growth of nerve cell.
A microscope that may help the study of glaucoma has been developed.
Flexible sensor to speed up inflammation test
15 July 2018
New sensor developed by Professor Aimin Xu makes inflammation testing 30 times faster.
A recent research published by Dr Sumana Sanyal (Croucher Non-Clinical Assistant Professorship 2017) of the University of Hong Kong could possibly provide new insights into the development of antivirals and vaccine against dengue.
18 June 2018
A team of mechanical engineers has developed a new class of actuating material that may help the development of motorless robots in future.
Robotic system to be used in brain surgery
15 June 2018
An engineering team led by Dr Kwok Ka-wai of the University of Hong Kong has developed a robot to improve the accuracy of brain surgery when used inside a magnetic resonance imaging scanner.
Osteoporosis drug may be cardioprotective
12 May 2018
Alendronate might reduced risk of cardiovascular events in hip fracture patients.