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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).
HKU iDendron incubatee Hollo wins 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Champion
Team Hollo, an iDendron incubatee from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), won the 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Champion with a mental health companion web application leveraging Azure analytics and AI services to advance youth therapy practices. This is the first team from Hong Kong to have won the World Champion since the launch of the Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2003.
Brilliant “BISME” bonaza benefits bright HKU students via many new prestigious MSc Scholarships in the field of Space Science
To celebrate the upcoming launch of the NJU-HKU No.1 satellite and their MoU with HKU Laboratory for Space Research, the famous Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (BISME) confirmed it was making available at least 300,000RMB annually to establish a minimum of six scholarships at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) for the exciting new Taught Postgraduate Master of Science (MSc) programme in Space Science hosted by the Physics department beginning in September 2020.
HKUMed scientists unlock the molecular mechanism that promotes ovarian cancer growth, paving the way for new treatment opportunities
Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer among women in Hong Kong. The latest figures show that 651 cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in 2017, with 219 deaths in the same year. The causes and the molecular events that lead to the development of the disease remain largely unknown. Now a study by researchers at the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) has revealed a signalling pathway triggered by a protein called p85β to promote the growth and progression of ovarian cancer cells. The findings are published in Nature Communications.