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handy sensor

Handy Sensor Enhances Food Safety

A new system for testing food safety developed by an interdisciplinary research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) can rapidly detect contaminants...
treating cancer

Cancer Breakthrough for Drug Delivery

A new strategy to produce drug carriers for treating cancer with an efficiency rate as high as 80% has been devised by researchers at...
ultraflexible sensor

Real-Time Ultraflexible Sensor That Makes Inflammation Testing and Curing 30 Times...

Different from the inorganic counterparts like silicon, organic semiconductors can operate under bending or stretching. Usually a thinner film can have stronger capability to...
Liquid-crystal display

New Generation of LCD with Higher Efficiency, Resolution and Color...

A research team from the State Key Laboratory on Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics Technologies of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed...
Miniecosystems

Scripps Research Chemists Design ‘Miniecosystems’ to Test Drug Function

Scripps Research scientists have solved a major problem in chemistry and drug development by using droplet-sized ‘miniecosystems’ to quickly see if a molecule can...
medical device

HKBU Scholars Invent Award-Winning Medical Device for Safe Growth of Neural...

The HKBU research team invented a medical device with a specific nanotechnology layer for the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro....
Influenza virus infection

Virus Genes and Proteins Were Successfully Used as Antiviral Drug Testing

Influenza virus infection causes many deaths every year. The presently available antiviral drugs are not that effective for treating influenza and resistance can develop...
Stereotactic neurosurgery

World’s First Intra-Operative MRI-Guided Robot for Bilateral Stereotactic Neurosurgery

Stereotactic neurosurgery is one of the treatment to a variety of movement and neuropsychiatric disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), essential tremor and major...
actuating material

HKU Engineering Invents World’s First Nickel-Hydroxide Actuating Material

To develop micro- and biomimetic-robots, artificial muscles and medical devices, actuating materials that can reversibly change their volume under various stimuli are researched in...
plastic microfluidic chip

HKBU Scholars Invent Award-Winning Portable Device for Quick and Accurate Detection...

The research team from the Department of Chemistry of HKBU invented a portable device for one-stop detection of lead concentration in drinking water. The...
Dopamine

HKBU Scholar Develops World-First Metal-Based Probes for Detection of Dopamine Receptors,...

A team led by Dr Edmond Ma Dik-lung, Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry of HKBU has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes...
Smart Cities

Innovation and Disruptive Technology The Keys to Smart Cities of the...

Cutting-edge technology solutions are changing the way we live like never before, as we prepare for a futuristic new era of smart cities. The...
nanobots

Nanobots Pass First Stage in ‘Fantastic Voyage’ from Fiction to Fact

A team of scientists have created a new generation of tiny remote controlled nanorobots which could one day allow doctors to diagnose disease and...
Stomach Cancer

Acid Reflux Drug linked to More Than Doubled Risk of Stomach...

The long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux, is linked to a more...
chronic lung diseasesvideo

Stem Cells Could Offer Hope for Patients with Lung Damage from...

In a collaboration between Imperial College London and Hong Kong University (HKU), scientists have shown that the stem cells can reduce some of the...
solar carvideo

UNSW’s Sleek New Solar Car Takes on the World

Sunswift Violet, a sleek four-seat sedan designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, left Sydney on Wednesday on a 4,300 km drive to...
superconductor

New Chromium-based Superconductor Has an Unusual Electronic State

When certain materials are cooled below a critical temperature they become superconductors, with zero electrical resistance. An international research team observed an unusual electronic...
sensor

PolyU Develops Sprayable Sensing Network Technology for Real-time Structural Health Monitoring...

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...
deep-sea mussel

Research Jointly Led by HKBU and HKUST Decoding the First Deep-sea...

A joint research led by Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has assembled the 1.64 gigabytes...
smart robot

Growing Applications Seen for Smart Robots

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) robots will increasingly grow across industries,  providing new business opportunities, according to speakers at the 2017 Tech Trends...