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New Pathway, New Possibilities

New Pathway, New Possibilities

As HKU’s AIDS Institute reaches its 10th anniversary, the team has made a major discovery that could lead to a new immunotherapy to reinforce the fight against ‘the incurable disease of the century’

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The Mixed Blessings of Big Data

The Mixed Blessings of Big Data

Big data offers tremendous opportunities for expanding knowledge and the ways we gather and use it, with benefits to health, learning and all sorts of human pursuits. However, there are also risks to privacy and governance by making so much personal information openly available. Research at HKU offers examples of both the potential and pitfalls of big data

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China Asserts its He-Power

China Asserts its He-Power

The ideal man in China has been changing in ways that reflect the country’s modernisation and its growing political stature in the world

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Jurassic Spark

Jurassic Spark

New work using high-powered lasers to examine fossils has yielded a more accurate picture than ever of their true appearance. While fossils and skeletal remains imply what dinosaurs must have looked like, this new laser technique reveals images of soft tissue preserved as chemical signatures

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Souped Up

Souped Up

Dietetic soup aims to relieve side effects of chemotherapy and to open new eyes to the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine

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