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The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions 2022 (IDAY) was held on October 29 at HKU Campus.
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Such an apparent conundrum, faced by all scientists in the field, is partially and substantially solved by a joint effort of Research Assistant Professor Zheng YAN and Associate Professor Zi Yang MENG from the Department of Physics, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the renowned physicist Professor Subir SACHDEV (member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences) from Harvard University and his then student Dr Rhine SAMAJDAR now Postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and Dr Yan-Cheng WANG (Researcher) from Beihang Hangzhou Innovation Institute Yuhang at Hangzhou. Their research work has been published in the recent issue of the high-profile, multidisciplinary scientific journal Nature Communications.
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A research team led by Dr Lizhi Xu and Dr Yuan Lin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has developed a new type of polymer aerogel materials with vast applicational values for diverse functional devices.
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A research team comprised of members of the School of Chinese Medicine, AIDS Institute, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine and State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases, the LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) have discovered a natural product SSP derived from a Chinese herb Spatholobus Suberectus Dunn that demonstrated broad antiviral activities against SARS-CoV-1, SARS-CoV-2, influenza, and HIV-1 as an entry blocker. Critically, it shows comparable activities against all major pandemic strains of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern tested. Since SSP has been prepared in a cost-effective manner under safe manufacturer practices and do not cause toxicity in animals, it has great potential to be developed into a preventive drug for eliminating the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
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A team of researchers led by Professor Dennis Leung from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has discovered a new possibility – a rechargeable aqueous battery with a magnesium metal anode. The innovation opens a new direction for the development of post-lithium-ion batteries.
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Professor Xiaobo Yin from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been awarded the Xplorer Prize 2022.
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Four academics from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been awarded under the Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) and Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) 2022/23 of the Research Grants Council (RGC), for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to the higher education sector.
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Stress is typically thought of as a negative phenomenon, but researchers at HKU Dentistry found “positive stress” that can induce good changes in tooth stem cells to make them more resistant to injury and disease.
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An international team of astronomers led by members of the Laboratory for Space Research (LSR) and Department of Physics at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), have discovered a rare celestial jewel–a so-called Planetary Nebula (PN) inside a 500 million-year-old Galactic Open Cluster (OC) called M37 (also known as NGC2099). This is a very rare finding of high astrophysical value. Their findings have just been published in the prestigious open-access paper Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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Top-notch scholar Professor Ngai-Ming MOK, Edmund and Peggy Tse Professor in Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), was awarded the 2022 Future Science Prize – Mathematics and Computer Science, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to promoting the development of mathematics and computer science related basic research in the Greater China region.