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How the superhero film Venom inspired scientists to create a magnetic robot slime for medical use

Research by Professor Li Zhang, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering on developing a magnetic slime robot that could carry out tasks in the human body where it is difficult for conventional medical instruments to reach, providing ideal solutions for minimally invasive surgery and drug delivery.

Hong Kong team develops test for long Covid so recovered patients can tell if trouble lies ahead

Research by the Faculty of Medicine identifies for the first time distinct gut microbiome profiles associated with long COVID and the distinct gut microbial signatures can be used for prediction, diagnosis and treatment of long COVID.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Covid-19 – what you need to know about its uses, including the one in Hong Kong’s anti-pandemic kit

Professors from the School of Chinese Medicine and Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine give their expert opinions on the effectiveness of Chinese medicine and its integrative use with western medicine to alleviate symptoms of COVID-19.

Robot made of magnetic slime could grab objects inside your body

Research by Professor Li Zhang, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering on developing a magnetic slime robot that could carry out tasks in the human body where it is difficult for conventional medical instruments to reach, providing ideal solutions for minimally invasive surgery and drug delivery.

Coronavirus: 1 in 5 recovered patients suffer from dry eye symptoms, Hong Kong study finds

Research by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine reveals a higher prevalence of dry eye disease among post-COVID-19 patients.

Sign language for all

Joint research by the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages on a computer game “Sign Town” deploying AI-based sign language recognition to help hearing people better communicate with the deaf community.

Stories people imagine inspired by music found to differ by culture

Joint research by Professor Patrick Chun Man Wong, Stanley Ho Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages discovers that the stories people that are inspired by songs differ by culture.

Hong Kong finds new inflammatory activation pathway in blood vessels after SARS-CoV-2 infection

Joint research by the Faculty of Medicine discovers a new inflammatory activation pathway in blood vessels after SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Pfizer, Moderna shots safe during in vitro fertilization; healthy gut bacteria may help prevent long COVID

Research by Professor Siew Chien Ng, Associate Director, Centre for Gut Microbiota Research, and Professor Francis KL Chan, Dean of Medicine and Director of the Centre on the association of a distinct gut microbial profile with “long COVID”.

Letters | Home quarantine could be on the cards for close Covid-19 contacts, but are Hongkongers prepared?

An article contributed by the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response on the results of their survey about home quarantine and the home care guideline they proposed.