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Covid-19 Patients May Cause Prolonged Gut Infection, Study Finds

A research by Professor Francis Chan, Professor Siew Ng and Professor Paul Chan, Centre for Gut Microbiota Research found for the first time that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 have active prolonged gut viral infection.

Tech Wire Asia

5G will give us fintech 2.0 – here’s why

Professor William Wong, Associate Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Engineering gives expert opinion on the latest development of 5G Technology.


A Fully Automated Construction Industry? Still a Long Road Ahead

An article contributed by Professor Darwin Lau, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, discussing the challenges in applying robotics in the construction industry.


Study shows drawbacks of deep-throat saliva for COVID-19 testing

A research by Professor Paul Chan, Chairman, Department of Microbiology, on the effectiveness of different COVID-19 virus testing methods.


CUHK develops genome test to tackle miscarriage

A research by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, on using whole genome sequencing for identifying the chromosomal abnormalities in couples with recurrent miscarriages.


Using robot he built to treat cancer earns Chinese University surgeon Spirit of Hong Kong Awards nomination in innovation category

An interview with Professor Philip Chiu, Assistant Dean (External Affairs), Faculty of Medicine, discussing his journey towards endoscopic robotic surgery.

Times Higher Education

Crisis “could unify and strengthen” Asia’s universities

Quote from Professor Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK on how the University brought together STEM and non-STEM professors for COVID-19 research.

South China Morning Post

Masks, tests, quarantine centres: What can Canada learn from Hong Kong’s Covid-19 successes?

An interview with Professor Samuel Wong from CU Medicine discussing the article he wrote together with Professor Kin On Kwok and Professor Francis Chan analysing what Hong Kong did to control COVID-19.


90% of the world’s students are in lockdown. It’s going to hit poor kids much harder than rich ones

Quote from Professor Catherine So, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology on the challenges faced by children with special education needs during the pandemic.


The harmful effect of ozone damage on plants

A research by Professor Amos Tai, Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme, on the impact of ozone damage on plants.