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Press Release: HKUMed research team reveals a novel epigenetic mechanism in rRNA transcriptional regulation and raises new possibility of targeted therapy for cancer treatment

Press Release: HKUMed research team reveals a novel epigenetic mechanism in rRNA transcriptional regulation and raises new possibility of targeted therapy for cancer treatment

A research team at the School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) identified a stable Spindlin1/C11orf84 protein complex preferentially recognises a non-canonical bivalent histone H3K4me3K9me3 mark and promotes rRNA transcription.

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Media Coverage: Prof. Danny Chan's study picked on Biomedical Picture of the Day (BPoD)

Media Coverage: Prof. Danny Chan's study picked on Biomedical Picture of the Day (BPoD)

Prof. Danny Chan's study on eLife was picked on Biomedical Picture of the Day (BPoD), MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences. 

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Media Coverage: Prof. DY Jin at the interview in TVB

Media Coverage: Prof. DY Jin at the interview in TVB

Prof. DY Jin was interviewed by TVB to talk about COVID-19 and the vaccine.

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Media Coverage: Dr Lai Kwok On's study featured at Croucher Science Week's Blog

Media Coverage: Dr Lai Kwok On's study featured at Croucher Science Week's Blog

A research team led by Dr Lai Kwok On (Croucher Fellowship 2003) at the University of Hong Kong has uncovered a previously uncharacterised function of the TBC1D24 gene in the maintenance of neuronal connections in the brain, a discovery that could eventually lead to new therapeutic pathways for patients suffering from epilepsy and intellectual disability.

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Media Coverage: Dr Alan Wong at the interview in Sing Tao Daily

Media Coverage: Dr Alan Wong at the interview in Sing Tao Daily

港大醫學院生物醫學學院助理教授黃兆麟指出,基因編輯經歷多年演化,已從過去局限於剪除變異的基因,發展至可以改變錯誤的基因序列,令治療手段更多元,可應付目前無藥可醫的遺傳病,故他專注於提升技術的準確性及效率,冀盡早為病人帶來曙光。

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Event: Congratulations! Mr Yeung Lo and Lin Wang have been awarded the 1st Prize and Grand Prize in 6th HKU Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

Event: Congratulations! Mr Yeung Lo and Lin Wang have been awarded the 1st Prize and Grand Prize in 6th HKU Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

Mr Yeung Lo and Lin Wang, our PhD candidates, have their project "Highly sensitive, adaptable synthetic antibody based biosensor for infectious diseases" awarded 1st Prize and Grand Prize in the 6th HKU Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. 

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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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