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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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Event: Congratulations! Ms Chau Tran's project has been featured in Laidlaw Scholar Spotlight

Event: Congratulations! Ms Chau Tran's project has been featured in Laidlaw Scholar Spotlight

Ms Chau Tran, a Laidlaw Scholar at Hong Kong University, has her project "Aptamer-mediated DNA nanocage encapsulated gold nanoparticles for high-sensitivity lateral flow point-of-care medical devices." featured in Laidlaw Scholar Spotlight on 23 Jul 2020.

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Community Engagement: Young Medical and Healthcare Professional Summer Programme 2020

Community Engagement: Young Medical and Healthcare Professional Summer Programme 2020

The Young Medical and Healthcare Professional Summer Programme 2020 (YMHPSP 2020) organized by HKU Summer Institute was successfully held from 20-25 July 2020 through the virtual platform ZOOM. The event was well-attended, with over 220 secondary school students from over 90 local, international and overseas schools.

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Press Release: HKUMed and Institut Pasteur collaborate to use an evolution in a test tube approach to develop new molecules for malaria diagnosis

Press Release: HKUMed and Institut Pasteur collaborate to use an evolution in a test tube approach to develop new molecules for malaria diagnosis

The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has collaborated with Institut Pasteur, Paris, to develop an approach to evolve molecules which are entirely alien to biology. The researchers have demonstrated the approach by evolving molecules which stick to a malaria biomarker. Critically, these special non-biological molecules are able to carry out tasks which normal biological molecules are intrinsically unable to do. These molecules can, for example, be used to determine the type of malaria with which a patient is infected.

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Press Release: HKUMed researchers mine immunogenic information from SARS-CoV-2 for rational design of vaccine against SARS-CoV-2

Press Release: HKUMed researchers mine immunogenic information from SARS-CoV-2 for rational design of vaccine against SARS-CoV-2

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 and the College of Life Science and Technology of Beijing University of Chemical Technology to conduct a study for mining immunogenic information from 39 COVID-19 patients in Hong Kong. The study analysed and tested immunogenic information of SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein, and then discussed the feasibility of rational design of vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 by using the information.

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Press Release: HKUMed uncovers novel DNA repair network as promising cancer drug targets

Press Release: HKUMed uncovers novel DNA repair network as promising cancer drug targets

While a myriad of DNA repair networks, many of which represent cancer biomarkers and drug targets, are in place to counteract as many as 70,000 DNA damaging events per cell per day, the most important one that specialises to protect the gene-coding fraction has remained elusive. The gene-coding fraction makes up roughly 5% of our DNA, but because it encodes for the workhorses of each cell it is especially vital for cell function. Accordingly, researchers at the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) have uncovered a hitherto unidentified DNA repair network, revealing new possibilities in cancer treatment and management.

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