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Lower your risk of irritable bowel syndrome by adopting a healthy lifestyle, new study suggests

A CUHK study suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity, quality diet, adequate sleep, moderate alcohol intake and not smoking, can reduce the risk of developing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

China develops potential new treatment for brain tumours and Parkinson’s disease

A joint multi-disciplinary team from CUHK and The University of Hong Kong has developed an interactive robotic positioner for neurosurgery, aiming to provide more accurate and effective treatment for brain tumors and Parkinson’s disease.

Study in Hong Kong sparks new therapeutic target for lung cancer

A CUHK research team has identified a new therapeutic target for lung cancer by targeting the Macrophage-Myofibroblast Transition (MMT) process regulated by the blood formation regulator Runx1.

CUHK finds new way to screen children with leukaemia

A CUHK research team has found a new way to screen children for leukemia by identifying the presence of a protein called CD9 on the surface of cancer cells, which can help predict the likelihood of relapse and guide treatment decisions for better outcomes.

Reversing type 2 diabetes is much harder than clinical trials suggest

Dr Wu Hongjiang’s team has revealed that people with type 2 diabetes who lose weight in clinical trials are much more likely to achieve diabetes remission compared to those who lose weight outside them, potentially due to the support and interventions provided during the trials.

Hong Kong researchers discover mechanism that may provide ‘new angle’ in developing treatments for ALS

A joint study between CUHK and the University of Oxford has discovered a mechanism that may provide a new angle in developing treatments for ALS, a rare neurodegenerative disorder.

360-year-old abandoned Hong Kong Hakka village is born again – the award-winning revitalisation of Mui Tsz Lam

The 360-year-old abandoned Hakka village of Mui Tsz Lam in Hong Kong has been revitalised through Project Plum Grove. This project has gained several recognition and awards.

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AI scope hunts down colon polyps, aiding less experienced doctors

CU Medicine has found that AI-assisted colonoscopy improves the detection of colon polyps by inexperienced doctors, potentially reducing the risk of missing precursors to colorectal cancer.

Probiotics helped reduce fatigue and memory loss from long covid

Professor Siew Ng’s team has found that SIM01 shows potential in reducing fatigue, memory loss and gastrointestinal issues in individuals with long COVID by enhancing gut microbial diversity and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.

The gradual return of Hong Kong’s mangroves

Dr Felix Leung discussed the decline and gradual return of mangroves in Hong Kong due to urban development and conservation efforts, and stressed the importance of maintaining bird habitat.

Hong Kong academics warn hot nights to increase by 50%, this year’s record rainfall will be outstripped and call for coordinated response

CUHK-led collaborative research predicts that in 2040-49, extreme weather will become more common in Hong Kong, with the number of hot nights and amount of extreme rainfall increasing significantly.

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Off-road ambulance, glass coating, and novel IV drip win Dyson Awards

A CUHK student research team has won the International Sustainability Award at the James Dyson Award for inventing a cooling coating for buildings made from recycled glass.