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Media Coverage: Our female embalmers at the interview in Topick

Media Coverage: Our female embalmers at the interview in Topick

Our female embalmers were invited to share their thoughts on being an embalmer and the Great Body Teachers on Topick.

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Press Release: How connections in the brain change over time

Press Release: How connections in the brain change over time

A research team led by Dr Lai Kwok-On (Croucher Fellowship 2003), at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has uncovered the molecular basis of how neurons change their connections during brain development.

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Media Coverage: Prof. Michael Huen at the interview in Apple Daily

Media Coverage: Prof. Michael Huen at the interview in Apple Daily

Prof. Michael Huen was invited to share his view on genetic testing products available on the market on Apple Daily.

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Press Release: HKUMed researchers discover a novel mechanism of multicellular pattern formation providing new insights into development

Press Release: HKUMed researchers discover a novel mechanism of multicellular pattern formation providing new insights into development

Living organisms exhibit amazing patterns or structures during development, such as stratified cell layers during early embryogenesis, animal skin patterns composed of different pigment cells, etc. Understanding how these patterns or structures are formed remains a fundamental scientific question. Researchers at the School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) collaborated with researchers at Université Paris Diderot, France and the Institute of Synthetic Biology of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, to conduct a study of pattern formation in artificial multicellular systems. Combining experimental biology and theoretical physics, the study identified the reciprocal control of motility to be a general mechanism for biological pattern formation and self-organization of different cell types, providing new insights into development. The findings are now published in Nature Physics.

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Press Release: Seven HKU young scientists awarded China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2020

Press Release: Seven HKU young scientists awarded China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2020

Congratulations! Dr Lydia Cheung and Dr Alan Wong have been awarded China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2020.

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Newspaper Columns: 了解大體老師 感悟生死一課 (Chinese Version Only)

Newspaper Columns: 了解大體老師 感悟生死一課 (Chinese Version Only)

遺體捐贈對於醫療教育和醫學研究很重要,因爲醫學院裡包括醫學、護理、藥物和中醫等的學生,都需要從真實的人體中進行解剖實習,為將來治療病人做充足的準備;遺體亦可供醫生用於醫學研究,例如發展新的外科技術以應付現有技術未能處理的疾病,同時亦容許醫生持續改良外科技術,以便在病人身上可以更有效和安全地進行手術。

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Press Release: HKUMed researchers create a screening platform to discover new combination therapies for ovarian cancer and Parkinson’s disease

Press Release: HKUMed researchers create a screening platform to discover new combination therapies for ovarian cancer and Parkinson’s disease

The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), in collaboration with School of Life Sciences of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Health Sciences of University of Macau, and the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine of Karolinska Institute (Hong Kong node), have developed a new platform to systemically study the knockout effects of all possible two-way or three-way combinations in a given set of genes, with simple steps. By applying the platform to the druggable genes, which have existing drugs to inhibit their proteins, the team has successfully identified effective double or triple regimen combinations suppressing ovarian cancer cell growth and against Parkinson’s disease toxicity. Their work is now published in Cell Reports and a patent application has been filed based on this work.

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Newspaper Columns: 大體老師:推動醫學教學與科研 (Chinese Version Only)

Newspaper Columns: 大體老師:推動醫學教學與科研 (Chinese Version Only)

港大醫學院的「遺體捐贈計劃」於2012年推出,讓學生通過「大體老師」的慨贈,有系統地學習遺體解剖,這是任何形式的科技都無法取代的。學生在實體中透過觸覺、嗅覺及視覺去學習,有助加深長期的記憶。人體解剖學是醫學教育的基礎,為臨床醫學教育如病理學和醫學提供指引,讓醫學院學生在首兩年級打好根基,為臨床見習時要面對的複雜課題做好準備。

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Press Release: HKUMed researchers first discovered SARS-CoV-2 infects human neural progenitor cells and brain organoids

Researchers at the School of Biomedical Sciences, the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) collaborated with researchers at the Institute of Synthetic Biology of Chinese Academy of Sciences-Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology to conduct a study on SARS-CoV-2 infection of human neural progenitor cells and brain organoids.

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Press Release: HKUMed reveals the pathogenic gene of carpal tunnel syndrome, providing new directions for prevention and treatment

Press Release: HKUMed reveals the pathogenic gene of carpal tunnel syndrome, providing new directions for prevention and treatment

The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), in collaboration with China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Mainland China, Harvard University and National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S., have discovered that genetic mutation is one of the key risk factors of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study revealed a previously unrecognised mechanism in CTS pathogenesis and provided new insight into the development of new preventive and therapeutic strategies. The findings are now published in the leading multidisciplinary science journal Nature Communications.

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