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04 Jan 2018
Hong Kong Baptist University scholars have invented a new class of cyanine compounds that can be used for detection, imaging and thus treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
18 Dec 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has named the premises of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management after a pioneer Hong Kong hotelier, the late Mr Chan Chak-fu, and his wife Mrs Esther Chan Wong Chi-lan in appreciation of the family’s significant contributions to PolyU’s hospitality and tourism management education.
15 Dec 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University announced the collaboration with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, a centre of excellence established by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the University of Maryland, to provide science-based food safety training in Hong Kong and Shenzhen recognized by FDA.
14 Dec 2017
The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules.
08 Dec 2017
Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have recently found that bacteria that carry the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 commonly exist in human and various types of food and environmental samples collected from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland.
08 Dec 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today (7 December 2017) organised The Presidents’ Forum, a highlight event of its 80th anniversary celebration.
15 Nov 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical study on Chinese medicine treatment of hyperthyroidism. The results indicated that Chinese medicine is effective in improving the symptoms of patients with hyperthyroidism and enhancing their quality of life in general.
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10 Nov 2017
Chinese Medicine scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have succeeded in developing a novel targeted delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 to achieve therapeutic genome editing of VEGFA in osteosarcoma (OS).
26 Oct 2017
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting some 46 million people globally, and a leading cause of mortality in the elderly.
17 Oct 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) conducted a clinical observation of scalp acupuncture treatment for 68 children with autism. The findings indicated that 66 patients have shown improvements after treatment, resulting in an overall efficacy rate of 97%.
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28 Sep 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has applied its expertise in food safety to develop the comprehensive Food Hygiene Standard Certification System (FHSCS).
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26 Sep 2017
The Aviation Services Research Centre (ASRC), co-founded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Boeing Company (Boeing), enters into a new phase today, with the opening of the newly built centre in Block X of the PolyU campus.
22 Sep 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is to draw on its multi-disciplinary strength in the Faculty of Business to serve as a leading think tank on Belt and Road related issues.
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13 Sep 2017
Scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) along with their cross-disciplinary collaborators develop world-first dual imaging and inhibiting agent with high efficacy in suppressing Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated tumours in mice
12 Sep 2017
The HKUST Robotics Team has scooped nine awards this year – including the world championship of the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) competition in Long Beach, California – the first Asian team who gained this honor since the game began in 2002.
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31 Aug 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) discovered a newly emerged superbug, hyper-resistant and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, which may cause untreatable and fatal infections in relatively healthy individuals and will pose enormous threat to human health.
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24 Aug 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical observation on Chinese medicine treatment of chronic renal failure (CRF).
HKUST LiTone LBS Microscope
18 Aug 2017
Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a new generation of microscope, which not only could capture 3D live cell videos, but the resulted images are also of much higher quality, greatly enhancing the accuracy and the scope of research on cell biology.
Prof Sun Fei and the new protein-based hydrogel developed by his team
28 Jul 2017
A research team led by Prof SUN Fei, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has created a new protein-based stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.
Award winning collections at the PolyU Fashion Show 2017: “Object> Garment> Object” by Jason Wong (second from right in top) and “Fxxkshion” by York Yip (bottom)
26 Jul 2017
Twenty-five graduating students at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) featured their creative designs at the PolyU Fashion Show 2017.
24 Jul 2017
Are density distributions of the vast universe and the nature of smallest particles related? In a recent research, scientists from HKUST and Harvard University revealed the connection between those two aspects, and argued that our universe could be used as a particle physics "collider" to study the high energy particle physics.
21 Jul 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)’s Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) staged its annual Master of Arts Graduation Fashion Show last week (11 July) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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19 Jul 2017
Professor Timothy W. Tong, PolyU President joined a Service-Learning trip with students to Kyrgyzstan and then signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan today.
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05 Jul 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) research team developed a novel breed of nanocomposites-inspired sensors which can be sprayed directly on flat or curved engineering structural surfaces, such as train tracks and aeroplane structures.
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03 Jul 2017
The School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University recently completed a clinical trial on the use of acupuncture for weight control, providing initial testimony to the effectiveness of acupuncture for controlling the weight of adults
02 Jul 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University organised the PolyU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge 2017 in Hong Kong this week. The teams from Bangladesh and mainland China clutched top prizes in the university division and the secondary school division respectively.
Global Leader Lecture
28 Jun 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) invited Professor Hau L. Lee, a leading scholar in global supply chain management, entrepreneurship and innovations in developing economies, and value chain strategies, to speak at the PolyU 80th Anniversary Global Leader Lecture Series on 28 June 2017.

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Giants in history

Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist Flossie Wong-Staal (27 August 1946 – 8 July 2020) was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the function of its genes.
David T. Wong (born 1936) is a Hong Kong-born American neuroscientist who is best known for discovering the antidepressant drug fluoxetine, better known as Prozac.
Charles Kuen Kao (Nov. 4, 1933 to Sept. 23, 2018) was an engineer who is regarded as the father of fibre optics. His work in the 1960s on long distance signal transmission using very pure glass fibres revolutionized telecommunications, enabling innovations such as the Internet.