Neurologist strikes a chord with what makes a hit
15 January 2020
Musical pleasure comes from the right combination of uncertainty and surprise.
The many facets of a medical multi-tasker
8 January 2020
Dr Fanny Ko is a renowned respiratory physician, trainer, researcher, and collaborator.
Molecular biology quest to reduce maternal deaths
3 January 2020
Knowledge of blood vessel growth offers hope for preeclampsia treatment.
Ten Croucher scholars have been named “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” by Clarivate Analytics in recognition of their research output.The highly anticipated list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. A total of 6,216 resear...
Rice protein yields hope for increased food supply
31 December 2019
Researchers have now found a way to enhance grain yield in rice by increasing grain size and weight.
Gut microbiota provide key to exercise efficacy to treat diabetes
24 December 2019
It has long been known that exercise is the most cost-effective way to prevent and treat Type 2 diabetes, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, exercise does not work for everyone.
Protein variations may explain Parkinson’s disease differences
20 December 2019
New research by University of Toronto biochemists looks at how protein strains may vary in the brains of those affected by progressive neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.
Gene editing our allergies away
18 December 2019
Immunology scientists are leveraging state-of-the-art CRISPR technology to identify which genes cause allergic responses.
Welcome Class of 2019
16 December 2019
25 outstanding scientists have been awarded the 2019 Croucher Scholarship, Fellowship and Studentship.
Croucher Innovation Awards 2019 and Senior Research Fellowships 2020
16 December 2019
Nine distinguished scholars from local universities received the Croucher awards.
Max Planck Croucher Symposium 2019
29 November 2019
Scientists gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University to discuss topics, ranging from Matter to Life.
Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider
21 November 2019
Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.
Morphing flat materials into any shape you want
18 November 2019
How the maths behind the art of kirigami may engineer future change.
Training micro-robots to swim in complex fluids
11 November 2019
Targeted drug delivery by designing tiny swimming robots.
HKU scientists discover ‘signpost’ in chromatin maze
4 November 2019
Chemical biologists have identified a histone mark that regulates chromatin structure.
Searching the cosmos for the origins of the universe
25 October 2019
Dr Kimmy Wu researches gravitational waves and radiation in the universe.
Summer 2019 proved an eye-opener for Lau Shing Fai on challenges for trees posed by climate change.
Steering AI out of harm’s way
16 October 2019
For Dr Yinlam Chow, having an interest as a child in robots turned out to be a future career in the making because today he is a research scientist at Google AI.
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.