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HKU architects and marine scientists co-develop novel 3D printed ‘reef tiles’ to repopulate coral communities and conserve biodiversity in Hong Kong
Architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have jointly developed a novel method for coral restoration making use of specially designed 3D printed artificial ‘reef tiles’ for attachment by corals to enhance their chance of survival in the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park in Hong Kong waters.
HKUMed reveals the pathogenic gene of carpal tunnel syndrome providing new directions for prevention and treatment
The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed), in collaboration with China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Mainland China, Harvard University and National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S., have discovered that genetic mutation is one of the key risk factors of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study revealed a previously unrecognized mechanism in CTS pathogenesis and provided new insight into the development of new preventive and therapeutic strategies. The findings are now published in the leading multidisciplinary science journal Nature Communications.
Successful launch of the world’s first soft X-ray satellite with “Lobster-Eye” imaging technology: The Dark Matter Hunter
The “Lobster-Eye X-ray Satellite” was successfully launched on July 25 (Saturday) into orbit at the Taiyuan Launch Center with the first signal received, riding the Long March 4B lift rocket. The “Lobster-Eye X-ray Satellite” is co-led by Nanjing University (NJU), the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), the 508 Institute of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), and Shanghai ASES Spaceflight Technology Co.Ltd. also under the 805 Institute of the Eighth Academy of CASC. It was successfully developed by five years of...
HKUMed research suggested that the serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 can be shortened substantially over time by non-pharmaceutical interventions
HKUMed researchers have discovered that the serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 can be shortened substantially over time by non-pharmaceutical interventions. Conducted by scholars at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) and collaborators from the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom; Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; Dalian Minzu University, China; University of Texas at Austin, The United States; and Beijing Normal University, China, the research team evaluated...
HKU Engineering’s brand new maker space for students: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One of the largest maker spaces in Asia
Practical hands-on and experiential learning activities are indispensable in engineering education nowadays. The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing (Innovation Wing) of the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), a new iconic landmark with one of the largest maker spaces in Hong Kong and in Asia, creates an atmosphere of Creativity, Openness, and Vibrancy to foster interdisciplinary innovations among students and teachers in Engineering and Technology. The project is funded by the University Grants Committee and a generous donation from Mr and Mrs Tam Wing Fan.