International trade of spiders, scorpions is 80% unregulated – threatening conservation, scientists say  約1200種蛛形類物種在全球被交易 八成不受監管

International trade of spiders, scorpions is 80% unregulated – threatening conservation, scientists say 約1200種蛛形類物種在全球被交易 八成不受監管

May 24th 2022

Spiders, tarantulas and scorpions may be creepy to many, but it turns out there's a gargantuan market for ...

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HKU Biologists uncover new mechanism of macrophages promoting peritoneal metastasis of ovarian cancer 卵巢癌轉移機制

HKU Biologists uncover new mechanism of macrophages promoting peritoneal metastasis of ovarian cancer 卵巢癌轉移機制

May 17th 2022

In metastatic ovarian cancer cells, Wnt/β-catenin signalling upregulates the expression of metadherin, which ...

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New research in developmental genetics

New research in developmental genetics

May 17th 2022

Dr Chaogu Zheng and his research team show 6 Hox genes are expressed in 32% of all neurons 5 Hox genes ...

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Rapid evolution fuels transcriptional plasticity in fish species to cope with ocean acidification

Rapid evolution fuels transcriptional plasticity in fish species to cope with ocean acidification

Mar 04th 2022

A research team led by Dr Celia SCHUNTER at School of Biological Sciences (area of Ecology and Biodiversity) ...

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An HKU biologist-led team of international plant scientists reveals how guard cell chloroplasts obtain energy

An HKU biologist-led team of international plant scientists reveals how guard cell chloroplasts obtain energy

Feb 11th 2022

 Whether Guard Cells (GCs) carry out photosynthesis has been debated for decades. Earlier studies ...

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Leaf internal properties mediate large part of leaf thermoregulation variation

Leaf internal properties mediate large part of leaf thermoregulation variation

Jan 24th 2022

Leaf thermoregulation and consequent leaf-to-air temperature difference (ΔT) are tightly linked to plant ...

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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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