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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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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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