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Coronavirus: gut bacteria can help boost antibody response to Covid-19 vaccines, Hong Kong study shows

A joint study by the Faculty of Medicine reveals that the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines is correlated with a unique bacterium.

CNN

Tropical cyclones in Asia could have double the destructive power by the end of century, study finds

A research by Professor Chi Yung Tam, Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme on tropical cyclones in Asia.

Hong Kong sheds light on acute kidney injury treatment in COVID-19 patients

A research by Professor Hui Yao Lan, Choh-Ming Li Research Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine on uncovering a protein that can induce acute kidney injury in COVID-19 patients

Commentary: Space tourism by 2024 a growing possibility in China

A commentary contributed by Professor Lisa Chun Ying Wan, Associate Professor, School of Hotel Tourism Management, CUHK Business School on the latest development of space tourism.

Construction robotics – research and innovation from China

An article contributed by Professor Darwin Tat Ming Lau, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering on his work on construction robotics.

Engineered Stem Cells Grant Geckos “Perfectly” Regenerated Tails

Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Lee Quo Wei and Lee Yick Hoi Lun Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine gives his comments on an overseas research on stem cells engineering.

Weight-loss results in obesity differ with clinical, microbial factors of FMT

A research by the team of Dr. Zhilu Xu, Post-doctoral Fellow, Institute of Digestive Disease on discovering the correlation between fecal microbiota transplantation and weight loss in people with obesity.

Nature

Accelerating patient-centric biomedical innovations

Professor Francis Chan, Dean, and Professor Siew Chien Ng, Assistant Dean (Development), Faculty of Medicine, highlight their translational research of new non-invasive diagnostic markers and treatments focusing on gut microbiome data.

CNN

Is the biggest greenhouse in the US the future of farming?

Professor Lam Hon Ming, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Life Sciences gave his expert opinion on how greenhouse farming ensures food security.

Children’s fitness levels have declined, except for grip strength, research shows – and coronavirus pandemic has made the trend worse

Professor Sit Hui Ping, Chairperson, Department of Sports Science and Physical Education introduced her team’s studies on the physical fitness of Hong Kong children and young people.