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After Covid placed her in spotlight, scientist behind mRNA vaccines, in Hong Kong for award, voices hope technology can treat other conditions

CUHK awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa to biochemist Professor Katalin Karikó, the scientist behind mRNA vaccines. Professor Karikó expressed optimism in Hong Kong that mRNA technology can be used to treat various conditions beyond Covid-19.


Low-dose steroids may not increase cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis

Professor Tam Lai-shan from the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at CUHK has suggested in a study that daily doses of low-dose steroids (below 5mg) may not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

COVID-19 affects placenta, causing number of pregnancy complications: China study

A study by CUHK and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has found that COVID-19 can cause pregnancy complications by altering gene regulation within the placenta, leading to abnormal blood vessel formation and foetal growth restriction.

The future for Asia’s universities is collaboration

Asian universities face challenges such as demographic changes and geopolitical complexities. Professor Rocky S. Tuan, CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President, argues that collaboration and partnership among universities can address these challenges and propel progress.

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Micromachines destroy bacterial biofilms in obscure places

A research team from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at CUHK has developed magnetic hydrogel micromachines, which are expected to be of great value in medical applications.

Researchers create edible, transparent composite packaging with biocellulose

Professor Ngai To from the Department of Chemistry, CUHK has developed an edible, transparent material made of bacterial cellulose that has considerable potential for use in food packaging.