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07 Feb 2020
A research group led by Professor Li Zhang, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has developed a strategy that selects the optimised bio-inspired microrobotic swarms in different bio-fluids. The swarms reported may have great potential in medical applications, and this work is an important intermediate step from a fundamental understanding of microrobotic swarms to their clinic applications. The related results have been published in Nature Communications, a prestigious international scientific journal.
07 Feb 2020
A research team from the Centre for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security recently found that some non-coding RNA can produce very short proteins (small peptides), which play an important role in regulating organismal development and stress resistances. The findings challenge the very definition of non-coding RNAs and may open a new research path for future drug and crop improvement. The research article has been published in the journal Plant Physiology. (See note)
07 Feb 2020
A study by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) found that mangroves and other marine wetlands stored 23% more carbon from the atmosphere than previously estimated, which further established the importance of “Blue Carbon” and its contribution to countering carbon emission. This article has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-14120-2)
07 Feb 2020
A genetic engineering team of undergraduate students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been awarded a Gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) 2019 Giant Jamboree held in Boston, USA. Under the project named “Banana Savior: The X Sense”, they have designed a rapid test for a new disease Banana Xanthomonas Wilt (BXW). They hope the novel design can help farmers in Africa and quarantine departments to realise early detection of the disease and help stop it from spreading. This is the sixth time that a CUHK team has won gold in the annual premier synthetic biology competition.
07 Feb 2020
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded a USD $2.5 million grant (equivalent to approximately HKD 19.5 million) to the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) to study gut microbiota of pregnant mothers and babies to determine how early life environmental and dietary factors contribute to the development of Crohn’s disease. This study will assess how early life exposures can influence the child’s health and be harnessed for disease risk prediction, prevention and treatment.
07 Feb 2020
A children’s library in a Dong minority village Gaobu, in Hunan Province, designed and built by Prof. Peter W. Ferretto and his team Condition_Lab at the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has received the “Completed Buildings – Civic and Community” category award at this year’s World Architecture Festival (WAF).
07 Feb 2020
The Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Chemical Pathology of the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have collaborated with researchers from Germany, Finland and mainland China in a study that looks into the effect of exposing children to a farm environment to prevent allergic asthma.
07 Feb 2020
Prof. Guoliang Xing and Prof. Angela Yingjun Zhang from the Department of Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been elected Fellows of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the class of 2020. Prof. Guoliang Xing was elected for his remarkable contributions to “sensor networks and low-power wireless networks”, while Prof. Angela Yingjun Zhang’s was accredited for her research on “resource allocation and optimization in wireless communications.” There are currently 35 IEEE Fellows among 110 professors in the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK.
07 Feb 2020
Scientists suggest a new strategy that uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to regulate immune reaction to transplanted tissues.
06 Feb 2020
A nanoscale gold butterfly provides a more precise route for growing/synthesizing nanosized semiconductors that can be used in nano-lasers and other applications.
Abnormal membrane structure observed in the outermost skin layer of a mouse lacking FATP4. Scale: 1µn.
29 Jan 2020
Hokkaido University scientists are getting closer to understanding how a rare hereditary disease impairs the skin’s barrier function, which determines how well the skin is protected.
Smart pet wearable necklace
13 Jan 2020
DGIST startup 'N-Side' to showcase the products applying graduate students' research findings in 'CES 2020'. Presented a smart necklace to commune with pets using a wireless sensor.
The cathode is designed to facilitate the uptake and release of oxygen, processes that are needed for discharging and charging a lithium-air battery.
09 Jan 2020
A low-cost catalyst on a sulphur-doped, porous, carbon nanostructure improves the performance of lithium batteries that run on air.
A smart wearable real-time diagnosis sensor applying complex nature-mimicking structure
07 Jan 2020
Dramatically improved sensor stability with complex structural design that mimics snake motions, spider webs, and paper craft. Expected to be applied in various fields such as bio-diagnosis, smart skin, clothes, and livestock diagnosis.
10 Dec 2019
Applications are now open for The Spinoff Prize – a new award for visionary, science- based companies that are on their way to making a commercial impact; winning Spinoff to receive a prize of €30,000; applications open until Feb 28, 2020
10 Dec 2019
Users of Nature.com to benefit from better off campus user experience
10 Dec 2019
Latest Nature Index supplement shows US-China research collaborations to be stronger than ever, while UK-EU collaborations stall
09 Dec 2019
Researchers have announced the demonstration of high-speed spin-orbit-torque magnetoresistive random access memory cell compatible with 300 mm Si CMOS technology.
20 Nov 2019
Survey of over 6,300 PhD students worldwide shows most to be satisfied with their PhD experience, but highlights issues affecting student well-being such as working hours, funding and bullying
15 Nov 2019
Congratulations to all the winners of 11th Medical Undergraduates’ Annual Scientific Research Meeting 2019 in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Below is the list of winners according to the categories with respective research titles.
14 Nov 2019
Foremost society of kidney specialists highlights Singapore-led global study to better understand diabetes complications and reduce their prevalence.
07 Nov 2019
Called Apache SINGA, the NUS system is the first in Southeast Asia to be placed among the top 300 projects in Apache Software Foundation, the world’s largest open source software community. This enables users globally to use the free software to develop cutting-edge AI solutions such as image recognition, disease prediction and advanced malware detection.
03 Nov 2019
[This press release was originally issued on 19 June 2019] Two scientific research projects conducted by researchers of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have received Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) 2018 from the Ministry of Education (MoE), including a second-class award in natural sciences, and another second-class award in technological innovation. The award presentation ceremony was held today (19 June) at Hong Kong Baptist University. Ms. Sharon Ko Yee-wai, Acting Deputy Secretary for Education, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Dr. Clement Chen Cheng-jen, Chairman of the Council of Hong Kong Baptist University, Mr. Liu Zhiming, Deputy Inspector of the Education, Science & Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Li Naiyiu, President of Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Center, pres
01 Nov 2019
Four young researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been awarded China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2019. Each of them will receive a funding of RMB1.3 million to directly support their scientific research projects in Hong Kong to a maximum period of three years.
31 Oct 2019
A recent study on children’s appraisals of gender nonconformity (GN) and a related intervention, led by researchers from the Gender Development Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Toronto Mississauga, reveals that a simple intervention may change the biases in the perception of young children against peers who break gender norms. The findings have been published in Child Development, the flagship journal of the Society for Research in Child Development.
30 Oct 2019
Development of novel agonist antibodies to treat cancer by collaboration between academia and industry
25 Oct 2019
New Nature Index rankings of universities aged 50 and under reveal that institutes in Asian countries are performing particularly well in terms of output of high-quality research
24 Oct 2019
By combining a compressive sensing algorithm with a digital holographic microscope, Prof. Shih-Chi CHEN of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and his research team have developed a high-speed imaging method. The new approach is able to produce two-photon microscopy images of a 3D sample in one second, which is at a speed three to five times that of the conventional point-scanning method. The research result has been published in the journal Optics Letters recently.
21 Oct 2019
Project to explore new methodologies and use cases in the fields of quantum-inspired computing and artificial intelligence with the world’s 1st on-premises installation of Fujitsu Digital Annealer at SMU in Singapore.
Various flexible 3D structures produced by selective bonding technology
21 Oct 2019
DGIST Professor Sohee Kim’s Team developed a technology to produce 3D soft and flexible devices by blowing balloons made of polymeric thin films. Can be made in various 3D shapes... Expected to have diverse medical and biomedical applications.

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