Latest University of Hong Kong Stories

2013-12-01 23:04:41

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Hong Kong have developed the HOPE-20 training programme for parents of two-year-old children. This is one of the first locally-developed, evidence-based parent education programmes for such young children. (PRWEB) December 01, 2013 With sponsorship of Lo Ying Shek Chi Wai Foundation, the Department of Applied Social Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and the Department of Social Work and Social...

2012-02-01 07:08:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- An age related disability, known as degenerative disc disease, was recently found to be linked to obesity. As a person ages their spinal discs begin to break down and will result in loss of fluids or tears in the outer layers of the discs, all together eventually causing the degenerative disease. A recent study at the University of Hong Kong found that adults who are overweight or obese were significantly more likely to have disc degeneration than those with a normal...

Women Who Smoke May Experience Earlier Menopause
2011-10-17 07:35:11

Experts warn that women who smoke can go through menopause about a year earlier than those who don´t, and also note that an earlier menopause may influence the risk of bone and heart disease. The warnings are based on a study of about 6,000 women from the United States, Poland, Turkey and Iran that was carried out by the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal Menopause. The study researchers found that smoking women reach menopause between the ages of 43 and 50, compared...

2011-07-26 13:55:11

The Institute of Polymer Optoelectronic Materials & Devices, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, in close collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, has shown that the band gap and energy levels of conjugated polymers can be finely tuned using a two-dimensional-like donor-Ï-acceptor (D-Ï-A) molecular design, which is of important for polymer solar cell applications. The study is reported...

2011-06-22 16:16:24

Scarlet fever has revealed unusual high infect rate in HK this year. So far, 466 children were infected and 2 of them dead. Scarlet fever is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, a gram-positive pathogen that can be transmitted viaskin wound and airborne droplet.  According to the guidance of Hong Kong Center for Disease Control (HK CDC), Hong Kong University (HKU) and their partners today released the draft genome sequence of the S. pyogenes strain that was isolated from a scarlet fever...

2010-06-01 05:39:57

Scientists from Hong Kong and Canada have identified a chemical compound that can halt the replication of both the H5N1 bird flu virus and the seasonal human flu virus. The scientists discovered that the chemical "nucleozin" fought off both viruses in mice as well as in cell cultures. Identifying new flu drugs is critical as flu viruses mutate and are skillful at evading the limited number of antiviral drugs currently available. "We have now brand-new weapons to combat influenza virus...

2010-04-15 11:41:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celsion Corporation (Nasdaq: CLSN) today announced that Dr. Ronnie T.P. Poon, a principal investigator of the Phase I ThermoDox® dose escalation trial, held a press conference at the University of Hong Kong to provide an update on the long-term follow-up data from patients treated at his center as well as present illustrative patient case studies. The Phase I trial was conducted in 2006. A presentation of the press...

2010-04-12 06:30:00

COLUMBIA, Md., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (Nasdaq: CLSN) today announced that Dr. Ronnie T.P. Poon from the University of Hong Kong and lead principal investigator for the Asia Pacific region of the Phase I ThermoDox® dose escalation trial will hold a press conference on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 10:30 AM HKT (Wednesday, April 14, 2010 10:30 PM ET) to discuss the long-term follow-up of patients treated from April 2006 to December 2006. The majority of...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'