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Press Release: HKUMed scientists unlock the molecular mechanism that promotes ovarian cancer growth, paving the way for new treatment opportunities

Press Release: HKUMed scientists unlock the molecular mechanism that promotes ovarian cancer growth, paving the way for new treatment opportunities

Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer among women in Hong Kong. The latest figures show that 651 cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in 2017, with 219 deaths in the same year. The causes and the molecular events that lead to the development of the disease remain largely unknown. Now a study by researchers at the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has revealed a signalling pathway triggered by a protein called p85β to promote the growth and progression of ovarian cancer cells.

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Press Release: HKUMed discovers new molecular mechanism in determining sensory neuron which paves the way for new therapeutic opportunities

Press Release: HKUMed discovers new molecular mechanism in determining sensory neuron which paves the way for new therapeutic opportunities

A research team from the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has discovered an unprecedented molecular mechanism to govern the formation of sensory neurons versus satellite glial cells in the dorsal root ganglia. The discovery provided insight into the pathological changes in pain development that paves the way for new therapeutic opportunities.

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Media Coverage: Revel in Retirement - The Body Donation Programme

Media Coverage: Revel in Retirement - The Body Donation Programme

What do we leave after death? Becoming Great Body Teacher may be one of the way to contribute. The Body Donation Programme was introduced in TVB health programme 《無耆不有》 on TVB Finance & Information Channel broadcast on November 19, 2019.

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Press Release: HKU Develops a New Platform for Accelerating Protein Engineering and Optimising CRISPR Protein for Higher Fidelity in Gene Editing

Press Release: HKU Develops a New Platform for Accelerating Protein Engineering and Optimising CRISPR Protein for Higher Fidelity in Gene Editing

A research team from the School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), has developed the first platform for assembling and barcoding protein-encoding sequences carrying multiple mutations en masse and has coupled it with next-generation sequencing to track all variants in an unprecedented throughput.

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Community Engagement: Talk Series on Emerging Technologies – Science, Opportunities and Challenges

Community Engagement: Talk Series on Emerging Technologies – Science, Opportunities and Challenges

Dr. Bo Gao, Dr. Alan Wong and Dr. Stephanie Ma of the School of Biomedical Sciences of HKUMed delivered a talk about genome editing on 12 July 2019 at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre.

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Press Release: HKU Discovers Stem Cell Breakthrough Offers New Avenue for Advancing Research into Embryonic Development, Regenerative Medicine, Biotechnology and Agriculture

Press Release: HKU Discovers Stem Cell Breakthrough Offers New Avenue for Advancing Research into Embryonic Development, Regenerative Medicine, Biotechnology and Agriculture

A new approach to deriving stem cells that was led and developed by scholars from LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), in collaboration with scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK and the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in Germany, offers groundbreaking potential for studying embryonic development and producing translational research in genomics and regenerative medicine, biotechnology and agriculture.

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Press Release: HKU discovers new potential targeted approach in the treatment of ovarian cancer

Press Release: HKU discovers new potential targeted approach in the treatment of ovarian cancer

Researchers at the School of Biomedical Sciences and Department of Pathology, LKS Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) have discovered a new genetic marker to guide targeted therapy for ovarian cancer patients, a major discovery that could lead to new treatment opportunities for ovarian cancer.

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Press Release: HKU and Imperial College London Develop the First Robotic Aptamer-based Platform for Hormone Pulsatility Measurement, Enabling Better Diagnosis of Reproductive Disorders

Press Release: HKU and Imperial College London Develop the First Robotic Aptamer-based Platform for Hormone Pulsatility Measurement, Enabling Better Diagnosis of Reproductive Disorders

The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has collaborated with Imperial College London to develop and apply a new robotic platform technology to measure hormone pulse patterns in reproductive disorder patients. This is the first demonstration of this technology which is expected to be widely applied to a wide range of diagnostic scenarios in the future.

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Media Coverage: Prof. Danny Chan and Prof. Kathryn Cheah at the interview in TVB news

Media Coverage: Prof. Danny Chan and Prof. Kathryn Cheah at the interview in TVB news

Prof. Danny Chan and Prof. Kathryn Cheah were invited to talk about the potential therapeutic strategy to prevent dwarfism caused by excessive cellular stress in TVB news health programme 《醫療室》broadcasts on December 3, 2018.

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Press Release: HKU Scientists Discover a Potential Therapeutic Strategy to Prevent Dwarfism Caused by Excessive Cellular Stress

Press Release: HKU Scientists Discover a Potential Therapeutic Strategy to Prevent Dwarfism Caused by Excessive Cellular Stress

A HKU-led international team of scientists uncover why cellular stress can cause dwarfism and provide a therapeutic lead that can be exploited to develop drugs to treat such bone disorders.  This exciting advance is described in their paper published in the premier life sciences journal, eLife.

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