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Finding the Guts to Fight off COVID-19

A university research team has found that lower levels of “good” bacteria and higher levels of “bad” bacteria in the gut of people with COVID-19 has made it harder for them to fight off the virus. The team has since developed a probiotic supplement based on this research to enhance the “good” bacteria thereby offering hope to boosting immunity against the virus in everyone who could be at risk……

Study Shows Cantonese Tones May be in the Genes

If you have that specific ASPM genotype that enjoys the ups and downs of tone language, that’s the way you’ll go and about 70% of Cantonese speakers participating in a CUHK study had it, with better tone perception. If you don’t, or aren’t Chinese, all is not lost. Music training may help you improve your performance in lexical tones……

Scratching Your Head, Biting Your Lip? You’re Coping with Stress

Previously unknown brain circuitry can generate repetitive behaviour that fends off harm from emotional stress. CUHK biomedical scientists find that responses like compulsive hand rubbing when anxious are coping mechanisms not to be repressed. That circuitry gone awry can also be a research lead into OCD and autism......

Maybe Not Too Late for Late Stage Cancer Sufferers

A new chapter is opening in cancer immunotherapy. A first-in-human clinical trial of CRISPR technology to treat late stage lung cancer has proved safe by a CUHK joint research. T-Cells of advanced condition patients have been extracted, gene edited and reinfused as potential fighters against cancer cells…….

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粪便化验有助揪出新冠肺炎「隐形个案」

医学院测试本港14名确诊新冠肺炎患者的粪便样本,发现不论患者病情的严重程度,粪便样本均带有新型冠状病毒。当中有3人即使呼吸道样本不再发现病毒,其粪便样本却仍有病毒存在。研究结果显示患者大便验出病毒的情况普遍,相关测试可成为另一种筛查工具……

网上讲座助学生疫情下扩阔知识

为鼓励莘莘学子在疫情下,仍能在家中自我增值,中大将举办一系列「博文在线」网上公开讲座,由9位中大优秀学者透过视像会议平台分享专长领域的真知灼见。首场于3月20日举行的讲座将由中大常务副校长率先分享 ……

研究指港人对新冠肺炎感焦虑

新型冠状病毒疫情爆发,有研究指出,98%受访港人对疫情表示焦虑,约9成人采取戴口罩、洁手等防疫措施,研究建议港人要「保持社交距离」。另外,近9成个案由发病至被隔离的堵截延误日数介乎6至14日……

胎儿诊断技术卓越 两教授入选全球20位顶尖科学家

医学院卢煜明教授和赵慧君教授凭胎儿诊断技术的成就,获《自然生物科技》评选为「2018年全球20位顶尖转化研究科学家」,是仅有香港学者入榜。卢教授更第三年获此殊荣,同时成为首位获颁「复旦-中植科学奖」的华人科学家……

多囊卵巢综合症华人女性 患糖尿风险是非患病人士的4倍

医学院发布一项10年对照研究,结果显示多囊卵巢综合症华人女性患上糖尿病的风险是非患病人士的4倍,且发病时间较早。研究员建议患者定期进行糖尿病诊断及监测血压,减少日后罹患相关疾病的风险…….