HKU marine scientists unveil sea urchin’s secret to surviving marine heatwaves

HKU marine scientists unveil sea urchin’s secret to surviving marine heatwaves

Aug 05th 2022

Heliocidaris juvenile under microscope. The ability of urchin parents to pass on benefits to their offspring ...

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The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity

The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity

Aug 05th 2022

Invertebrates constitute the majority of animal species and are critical for ecosystem functioning and ...

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Experts predict top impacts on ocean biodiversity over next decade

Experts predict top impacts on ocean biodiversity over next decade

Jul 13th 2022

The final 15 issues identified by the team of experts. Image of brine pool courtesy of the NOAA Office of ...

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HKU marine scientists join hands with local oyster industry to set up first oyster hatchery in Hong Kong 港大創立生蠔孵化場,料年產200萬蠔苗

HKU marine scientists join hands with local oyster industry to set up first oyster hatchery in Hong Kong 港大創立生蠔孵化場,料年產200萬蠔苗

Jun 10th 2022

Oysters have been an important commodity in Hong Kong for more than 700 years. While serving as a tasty and ...

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New system to trace endangered fish sold in wet markets 港大研發環境基因鑑別新方法, 在本地魚市場發現多種易危及瀕危物種基因

New system to trace endangered fish sold in wet markets 港大研發環境基因鑑別新方法, 在本地魚市場發現多種易危及瀕危物種基因

May 26th 2022

In a paper recently published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, researchers in the Conservation Forensics ...

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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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