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Jul 20, 2021

SINGAPORE – A team of researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) analysed the genomes of 177 Singapore Peranakans. They estimated that Peranakan Chinese inherited 5.62% Malay ancestry around 190 years ago, a proportion that is significantly higher...

Jul 09, 2021

曾蓓教授在和學生演示量子計算機使用方法。

量子計算被視為「決定未來的技術」,但對不少人來說仍屬艱深難明的概念,即使想要學習亦無從入手。香港科技大學(科大)賽馬會高等研究院新設立的量子科技研究中心,近日引入本港首台用於教學用途的商用量子計算機,讓有關量子算法的教學不再停留於理論層面。該量子計算機採用核磁共振原理,運力為兩比特,可實體向同學展示量子計算背後的操作原理和方法,除了科大師生,也開放給本港其他院校、中小學以及公眾觀摩使用。

作為此計算機的主要設計者之一,科大物理學系教授兼量子科技研究中心主任曾蓓教授表示:「與谷歌、微軟等研發的超導量子計算機所要求的極低溫環境不同,...

Jun 20, 2021

香港科技大學(科大)及北京天壇醫院的研究團隊近日發現一個新的突變基因,可導致一種名為「腦海綿狀血管瘤」(Cerebral Cavernous Malformation, CCM)的腦血管病變。目前全球約有一千至三千萬的人士患有此症。

雖然科學家已知CCM1、CCM2及CCM3是引致CCM的三個突變基因,但三個基因主要影響有家族遺傳性的CCM病患,而他們只佔所有CCM個案的百分之二十。餘下的百分之八十非家族遺傳個案,至今成因仍然不明。

如今,由生命科學部兼化學及生物工程學系助理教授王吉光以及北京天壇醫院曹勇教授帶領的研究團隊,分析了113名CCM患者的基因組數據後,發現於四種CCM患者當中,...

Jun 05, 2021

Human-driven global change is challenging the scientific community to understand how marine species might adapt to predicted environmental conditions in the near-future (e.g. hypoxia, ocean warming, and ocean acidification). The effects of the uptake of anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 by oceans affects (i.e. ocean...

Jun 03, 2021

HONG KONG, June 3, 2021 -- Peking University Biologics (hereinafter known as "PKU BIO") and Norwich Investment Limited (hereinafter known as "Norwich") announced today that both parties have entered into a Strategic Cooperation Agreement ("Agreement") to promote the business development of both parties by...

May 31, 2021

HONG KONG, May 31, 2021 -- A research team from the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology (ABCT) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel type of biomimetic nanosheet with a multi-modal imaging function, which can track tumour development and treatment processes in real-...

May 27, 2021

Professor Ho Yin Edwin Chan from the School of Life Sciences of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), in collaboration with scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and the University of Pisa, Italy, has recently unveiled how a special RNA species called small CAG repeat RNAs (sCAG...

May 17, 2021

Collecting reams of underwater measurements and images is difficult and expensive – a Hong Kong start-up is outsourcing the tasks to robots.

Marine researchers the world over now have a reliable solution for capturing and analysing data from beneath the sea – thanks to an innovation developed and produced by...

Nov 14, 2020

HSINCHU, Taiwan -- A research team led by Professor Wang Wen-ching of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) has exploited the power of big data to identify two key biomarkers contributing to the proliferation and metastasis of gastric (stomach) cancer. Using the US...

Oct 28, 2020

Breaking through the Limitation of Battery Life of Smart Watches and Wristbands

Smart watches and wristbands are becoming more and more popular. Various new functions such as health monitoring, contactless payment, entertainment, living assistance, have been added to these small devices and bring convenience...