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Secrets of the Brain

Secrets of the Brain

Unravelling the complexities of the brain is a difficult task, but research by engineers, scientists and psychologists at HKU is helping to deepen our understanding. They are challenging previously-held notions, shedding new light on brain disorders and exploring the brain-computer interface to help people with disabilities

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The Injustice of Air Pollution

The Injustice of Air Pollution

HKU researchers show how poorer people are exposed to worse pollution than others by using an interdisciplinary approach that combines artificial intelligence, big data analytics and environmental management policy

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The Acid Test

The Acid Test

Experts from HKU’s Department of Medicine collaborated with colleagues from the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy on research which confirms a long-held suspicion that the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors – medicines that suppress acid production in the stomach – is associated with increased risk of stomach cancer

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Mother Nature Provides Key to Staying Dry

Mother Nature Provides Key to Staying Dry

When refining liquid-repellent surface technology, a team of mechanical engineers was bio-inspired

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Oxygen in Oceans Takes a Dive

Oxygen in Oceans Takes a Dive

The health of our oceans is facing threats on multiple fronts. One of the most serious is oxygen deprivation, which could devastate marine life and biodiversity. Marine biologist Dr Moriaki Yasuhara is part of an international team looking to find a solution

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