In this study published in the journal PNAS, Prof. Tom Cheung and his research team have found that a lncRNA, LncMyoD, regulates the differentiation of muscle cells through modulating chromatin accessibility.
Seeing how Alzheimer’s disease has turned her beloved aunt from a sprightly 75-year-old to a confusing mind, Dr. Fanny IP Chui-Fun says the experience is frustrating for her as a neuroscientist because the disease remains incurable.
The Croucher Senior Research Fellowships scheme was first introduced in 1997. It is awarded to local academics who have excelled in scientific research work as judged by leading international scientists invited to provide confidential reviews of candidates nominated in a competitive exercise.
Prof. Karl Tsim and Prof. Andrew Miller (as a co-principal investigator) have received a grant from the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) to identify potential Chinese medicines against COVID-19 infection.
Prof. Yusong Guo and his collaborators, Prof. Liwen Jiang at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Prof. Yan Yan at LIFS of HKUST, have discovered a novel molecular mechanism that controls the delivery of a key protein in PCP. Their findings, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, can provide useful guidance on the development of new drugs for cancer treatment.