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Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope

Increasing numbers of people suffering from terminal illnesses are heading to China in the hope of a cure. An award-winning new book examines how internet global communication, coupled with market-driven healthcare reforms in China, has given rise to these controversial medical pilgrimages.

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Wake-Up Call for Construction

Wake-Up Call for Construction

The way the construction industry operates has changed little over the centuries, and major projects are regularly completed late and over-budget. Now, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is dragging the industry into the technology age, and HKU is at the forefront of the change.

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Making Babies

Making Babies

The rapid changes in technology and society over the past 40 years are affecting how and whether couples can conceive. HKU researchers have been studying the impact of social and political transformations in China and Hong Kong, and of non-natural births. They are also producing research to improve the odds of conception and to identify and treat congenital diseases, so more babies have a chance of a healthy life.

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