HKU scientists discover activation mechanisms in soybean for adaptation to saline soil in hope of improving agriculture productivity

HKU scientists discover activation mechanisms in soybean for adaptation to saline soil in hope of improving agriculture productivity

Jan 13th 2022

Professor Mee-Len CHYE, Wilson and Amelia Wong Professor in Plant Biotechnology, and Dr Terry Shiu-Cheung ...

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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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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 identified bacterial proteins that promote neurodegeneration, shedding light on new ways to prevent or slow down neurodegenerative diseases

HKU biologists identified bacterial proteins that promote neurodegeneration, shedding light on new ways to prevent or slow down neurodegenerative diseases

Sep 09th 2021

Growing evidence indicates that gut microbiota plays a critical role in regulating the progression of ...

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HKU scientists solve key observational issues in new generation of satellites (CubeSats), transforming the way we track fine-scale changes of our planet from space.

HKU scientists solve key observational issues in new generation of satellites (CubeSats), transforming the way we track fine-scale changes of our planet from space.

Aug 18th 2021

Our Earth has experienced rapid environmental changes tightly tied to anthropogenic activities. Satellite ...

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HKU Ecologist applied a novel statistical method to analysing causal inference and revealed importance of climate change in controlling deep-sea biodiversity

HKU Ecologist applied a novel statistical method to analysing causal inference and revealed importance of climate change in controlling deep-sea biodiversity

Aug 03rd 2021

The research, published in Biology Letters, used long-term fossil records from sediment cores and recently ...

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Marine ecologists reveal mangroves might be threatened by low functional diversity of invertebrates

Marine ecologists reveal mangroves might be threatened by low functional diversity of invertebrates

Aug 03rd 2021

Mangrove forests were once dominant in the tropics but have recently been disappearing at alarming rates ...

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