Prof. Bik-Kwoon Tye and Prof. Danny Leung, in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong (HKU), recently made a breakthrough on how the ORC selects the site for origins of replications and the basis behind the divergence between humans and yeast.
Using zebrafish as an animal model, Prof. Zilong Wen and his research team identified two distinct microglial populations – the phagocytotic microglia and regulatory microglia. Their findings were published in the journal Science Advances.
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.
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.