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Flicking the Right Switch

Flicking the Right Switch

A multinational team of biological scientists has opened the door to new possibilities for fighting Alzheimer’s by discovering the switch for Neuroglobin, a gene known to play a role in protecting the human brain from neurodegenerative diseases

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Unveiling the Secret Life of Butterflies

Unveiling the Secret Life of Butterflies

In densely-populated cities public parks provide a much needed green lung for urban dwellers – and not only the human kind. Insects and butterflies make city parks their home and in recent years the importance of such areas as habitats for greater biodiversity has come to the fore

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The Social Mores of Social Media

The Social Mores of Social Media

Discussion rages daily about whether social media has in fact made us less social and more superficial. A global anthropological study has tried to dig deeper and find out how it has become woven into the fabric of our society, including that of rural Chinese communities

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From Science Fiction to Science Fact

From Science Fiction to Science Fact

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction – but a team of HKU scientists and engineers have developed a minuscule nanorobot that has the potential to be injected into a person to vanquish illness

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Meeting Everyone's Need

Meeting Everyone's Need

In September this year, the Hong Kong Government will extend free schooling from 12 years to 15, including three years of pre-school. Scholars at HKU used this as their deadline for putting into place a programme of special needs services for pre-schoolers

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