HKU biologists reveal how obesity damages the skeletal muscle metabolism A naturally occurring flavone is identified as a potential drug for obesity treatment

HKU biologists reveal how obesity damages the skeletal muscle metabolism A naturally occurring flavone is identified as a potential drug for obesity treatment

Nov 24th 2021

A decline in metabolism and endurance of skeletal muscle is commonly observed in obese patients, but the ...

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Book talk

Book talk

Nov 23rd 2021

Dr Hannah Mumby of the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Politics and Public Administration ...

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Natural Life Lessons

Natural Life Lessons

Nov 23rd 2021

The Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum (HKBM) houses a vast collection of specimens of our hugely varied natural ...

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HKU Paleontologists discovered shallow-marine ecosystem collapse and recovery during a historical hyperthermal event

HKU Paleontologists discovered shallow-marine ecosystem collapse and recovery during a historical hyperthermal event

Oct 29th 2021

Around 56 million years ago, Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), one of the most famous historical ...

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HKU Biologists build a megabase-sized chromosome from scratch Further exploring the potential of worm artificial chromosomes to improve gene therapy

HKU Biologists build a megabase-sized chromosome from scratch Further exploring the potential of worm artificial chromosomes to improve gene therapy

Oct 26th 2021

A research team led by Dr Karen Wing Yee YUEN, Associate Professor from the School of Biological Sciences at ...

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HKU Ecologists study the buffering effects of forests on climate change and biological invasions

HKU Ecologists study the buffering effects of forests on climate change and biological invasions

Oct 25th 2021

The understanding of long-term responses of the fauna and flora in a world highly modified by deforestation, ...

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A new method for predicting the response of ecosystems to marine heatwaves developed by international collaboration

A new method for predicting the response of ecosystems to marine heatwaves developed by international collaboration

Oct 11th 2021

Marine heatwaves, driven by climate change, are becoming more frequent and intense worldwide. Although we ...

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