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