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Liver Disease Another Opening for COVID-19

Not only old age and other chronic conditions let in COVID-19. Those with liver damage are revealed as vulnerable and face eight times the risk of experiencing intensive care, mechanical ventilation, or death. CU Medicine researchers led an international hepatologists group in a statement pushing for better clinical management of COVID-19 liver disease sufferers…….

Marathoning by Learning Muscle Synergies

Neuronal networks in the brain and spinal cord use a mechanism to adjust muscle commands for the way you run, depending on your body condition and experience. Research has found that muscle patterns – “muscle synergies” – are changed and merged across age and training groups, allowing runners to run longer with more energetic efficiency……

For Diabetes Sufferers – COVID-19 too?

Diabetes, already a major killer, could increase the risk of sufferers being infected by COVID-19 and severely. The alarm has been raised by researchers who have applied advanced statistical analysis to possible virus risks, and shed light on drug development for it. Diabetes patients need to watch their diets and be extra vigilant…….

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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……

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……

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……

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…….