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HKUMed researchers reveal the clinical characteristics and epidemiological trend of COVID-19 infected children
Researchers at the Department of Surgery and the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) collaborated with researchers in Wuhan to conduct a study on the symptoms of 244 children diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 mainly around the lockdown period in Wuhan from January to March 2020. The study specifically compared SARS-CoV-2 infected children presenting with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms with those without GI symptoms. The findings are now published in medical journal Gut.
HKUMed discovers a novel mediator of cerebral ischaemia injury and its underlying mechanism which can be a new therapeutic target for ischaemic stroke
A research team from the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has discovered a new regulator of blood-brain barrier disruption in ischaemia stroke. The discovery provides insight into the new mechanism of blood-brain barrier disruption which allows the future development of effective pharmacological therapy for patients with ischemia stroke.
HKU statisticians develop online diagnostic system for screening COVID-19 with AI technologies based on chest CT dataset
A research team led by Professor Guosheng YIN, Head of Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, the University of Hong Kong, and Dr Bin LIU, Assistant Professor of Centre of Statistical Research, School of Statistics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (currently Post-doctoral Fellow at HKU) has integrated radiography and computer vision to develop a digital online diagnostic system for COVID-19 based on chest CT scans.
HKUMed introduces the latest robotic arm assisted joint replacement technology for enhancing surgical precision
With advances in robotic arm joint replacement technology, the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) is the first in Hong Kong to utilize the technology for joint replacement surgery in public hospital setting.
Study shows that sea level could rise more than 1m by 2100 if emission targets are not met
An international study found that global mean sea-level rise could exceed 1m by 2100 and 5m by 2300 with unchecked emissions. The study, published in npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, was led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Hong Kong, Maynooth University (Ireland), Durham University (UK), Rowan University and Tufts University (USA), and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany).