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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.

Medscape

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.

New service allows female cancer patients in Hong Kong to preserve ovarian tissue, giving them hope of having children in future

The Assisted Reproductive Technology Unit of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine has achieved significant technological breakthroughs in its field recently. It has introduced a service that allows female cancer patients to preserve ovarian tissue, giving them the possibility of having children in the future.

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.

New robotic surgery system speeds up operations

The Faculty of Medicine at CUHK has successfully tested a new modular robotic surgery system. This is the first time the novel surgical system has been tested in the Greater China region.

Blood test developed by Hong Kong researchers can detect nasopharyngeal cancer risk in asymptomatic patients, Chinese University says

A CUHK research team’s study results showed that plasma Epstein-Barr virus DNA screening is effective for the early detection of nasopharyngeal cancer and accurately reflects the risk of future cancer.

Boost for Hong Kong’s biomedical hub ambitions as Chinese University’s biobank gets international certification

CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine (CU Medicine) has successfully established an internationally accredited biobank, bolstering the city’s aspirations as a biomedical hub and enhancing its global standing in the field of biomedicine.

Hong Kong researchers find links between onset of Parkinson’s and gut microbiome imbalance, marking first step in developing treatments

A CUHK research team has found links between gut microbiome imbalance and the onset of Parkinson's disease.

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.

Financial Tribune

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.

New research centre for infectious diseases opens at Chinese University of Hong Kong

CUHK has established the S.H. Ho Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, which will specialise in research on hot topics including COVID-19, influenza, emerging respiratory infections, HIV and Mpox.