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Research highlights

A new use for anti-fungal medicines 10 May 2018

Professor Yu's new research suggested that a common fungicidal drug, terbinafine, can be used to prevent and treat liver disease.

Professor Anthony Yeh: untangling multilevel road networks 5 May 2018

New system developed to determine which road level they have just entered.

Novel method to derive water quality criteria of metals 24 April 2018

Site-specific criteria in assessing water quality have been developed by Professor Leung.

Professor David Siu: precision medicine for hereditary diseases 18 April 2018

Professor Siu uses human induced pluripotent stem cells for therapeutic drug testing.

Alzheimer’s: genetic factors in Chinese population revealed 8 April 2018

Research team led by Professor Nancy Ip has identified Alzheimer’s disease genetic factors.

MERS crisis: first comprehensive study in Africa 7 March 2018

An international research team conducted the first study of MERS in Africa.

Dr Yukkee Cheung, biomedical engineer 5 March 2018

Wearable devices and health apps have transformed medical care and treatment.

Macromolecular machines for highly targeted cancer drug delivery 15 February 2018

Dr Cham-fai Leung has developed highly targeted drug carrier for cancer therapy.

Iron Man: critical role of CBS in iron homeostasis 13 February 2018

New research unlocked the mechanism of maintaining body iron homeostasis.

Antimicrobial resistance: use of bismuth-based compounds 8 February 2018

Prof Sun's new research could potentially put a stop to the deadly CRE superbugs.

Robust OLED material designed by Croucher scholars got exclusive license 12 December 2017

Scientists collaborate to design affordable OLED material.

Flu vaccines: Are they really effective? 30 November 2017

New research could improve the effectiveness of flu vaccines and therapies.

Tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties 18 November 2017

Researchers have used genetic modification to add nutritional value.

Overcoming resistance to antibiotics 12 October 2017

Microbiologists have discovered a chemical compound that could treat a deadly superbug without using antibiotics.

Virtual human: robots can now understand natural languages 20 September 2017

Software system developed to make robots better at following spoken instructions.

New blood test to detect hard-to-spot type of cancer 11 August 2017

New blood test developed by Professor Dennis Lo could help save cancer patients.

Croucher Foundation sponsors disaster reduction report 31 May 2017

Researchers from universities in the Greater China and Asia-Pacific region put forward their valuable insights as the UN looks to move ahead on a global strategy for disaster risk reduction.

X-domain: understanding the mechanism of viral infection 20 April 2017

Researchers have identified how chikungunya virus infects healthy cells.

Calling all stations: antenna design 18 April 2017

Professor Luk shares his antenna research and how these technologies help to ease life.

Breakthrough in gastric cancer research 31 January 2015

A Hong Kong-based research team led by a Croucher award recipient has achieved a major breakthrough in gastric cancer research.