Physics
| 6 Jun 2024
Ocean Science
| 16 May 2024
Life Science
| 20 Feb 2024
Mathematics
| 2 Feb 2024
Chemistry
| 5 Jan 2024
由科大物理系副教授刘滔教授提出的突破性概念,让地球磁层中的天文望远镜化身成重力波讯号的探测器。
Physics
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HKUST Researchers Boost Cosmological Explorations with Novel Method of Detecting High-Frequency Gravitational Waves in Planetary Magnetospheres

A groundbreaking method of detecting high-frequency gravitational waves (HFGWs) has been proposed by a research team led by Prof. Tao LIU, Associate Professor from the Department of Physics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The team's innovative approach may enable the successful detection of HFGWs by utilizing existing and technologically feasible astronomical telescopes in planetary magnetosphere, opening up new possibilities for studying the early universe and violent cosmic events in an effective and technically viable way.

曾庆璐教授(右)及其中一位论文作者科大海洋科学系博士学生栗浩夫(左)展示原绿球藻样本。
Ocean Science
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HKUST Researchers Throw New Light on Carboxysomes in Key Discovery that could Boost Photosynthesis

A research team led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has discovered how carboxysomes, carbon-fixing structures found in some bacteria and algae, work. The breakthrough could help scientists redesign and repurpose the structures to enable plants to convert sunlight into more energy, paving the way for improved photosynthesis efficiency, potentially increasing the global food supply and mitigating global warming. 

研究團隊主要成員在今日於記者會上展示最新研究成果。
Life Science
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HKUST Neuroscientists Develop Highly Accurate Universal Diagnostic Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment

An HKUST-led international research collaboration has achieved a significant milestone in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) diagnosis and management. The team, spearheaded by Prof. Nancy IP, President and the Morningside Professor of Life Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Director of the Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (HKCeND), has developed a cutting-edge blood test for the early detection of AD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), surpassing remarkable accuracy rates of over 96% and 87% respectively. Notably, this blood test is applicable across ethnic populations, providing a global solution to the diagnosis and management of AD.

科大协理副校长(教学)、理学院数学系及跨学科学院环境及可持續發展學部的讲座教授冯志雄教授。
Mathematics
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HKUST Researchers Develop AI-enabled Model to Help Mitigate Global Ammonia Emissions from Cropland by 38% Contributing to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

An international research team led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has achieved a significant breakthrough by developing an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can help mitigate global ammonia (NH3) emission from agriculture.  

科大化學系黃晉卿教授(前排)及其研究團隊成員,包括時任博士後研究人員戴鑫博士(後排左)、博士生MESIAS St. Dollente Vince(後排中)和符文皓(後排右)的合照
Chemistry
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HKUST Researchers Develop Efficient and Accessible Single-Molecule Platform for Detecting Various Amylin Species Associated with Type 2 Diabetes

A research team led by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed an optical plasmonic tweezer-controlled Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) platform that utilizes on-and-off control of light to probe various amylin species in mixtures at the single-molecule level, unveiling the hetergogerous structures of pH-dependent amylin species, and the secrets behind amyloid aggregation mechanisms associated with type 2 diabetes.

Photo of the research team, featuring Prof. DANG Shangyu, Prof. ZENG Qinglu, Dr. CAI Lanlan, Mr. LIU Hang (With the 3D printed cyanophage structure in his hands), and Mr. XIAO Shiwei, from left to right.
Life Science
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HKUST Researchers Report the High-res Structure of a Cyanobacterial Virus Paving the Way for More Accurate Predictions of Climate Change

A research team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has outlined the high-resolution structure of a little-known virus, improving our understanding of viral infection, which could pave the way for more accurate predictions of climate change.

Prof. GUO Yusong (second right), Associate Professor in HKUST’s Division of Life Science, and his team members  Close
Life Science
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HKUST Elucidates How IGF2’s Secretory Pathway Mediates Muscle Stem Cell Differentiation Laying Foundation for Treating Multiple Diseases

A research team led by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) recently revealed how TMED10, a type of transmembrane protein, regulates muscle stem cell differentiation through mediating the secretion of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2). This provides potential therapeutic strategies to downregulate IGF2 signaling by inhibiting its secretion.

HKUST President Prof. Nancy IP (center, front row), Research Professor Prof. Amy FU (second right, front row), a co-first author of this research paper Mr. WU Wei (second left, front row), and Research Assistant Professor Prof. WONG Hiu Yi (first left, front row) with other members of the HKUST Division of Life Science research team.
Life Science
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HKUST Scientists Unveil Promising Target For Alzheimer’s disease Treatment

A research team led by Prof. Nancy IP, the President and The Morningside Professor of Life Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the Director of the Hong Kong Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (HKCeND), has identified VCAM1, a cell surface protein found on immune cells of the brain, as a therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), paving the way for developing novel therapeutics to combat this debilitating condition.

Prof. XIE Ting, Head and Chair Professor of HKUST’s Division of Life Science (second left), Dr. TU Renjun, Research Assistant Professor of HKUST’s Division of Life Science (second right) and other members of the research team.
Life Science
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HKUST Researchers Find How Stem Cell Niche Guides Differentiation into Functional Cells, Significant Step towards Stem Cell Therapies

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have found how stem cells’ surrounding environment controls them to differentiate into functional cells, a breakthrough critical for using stem cells to treat various human diseases in the future.

The research team is led by Prof. Danny LEUNG, Associate Professor of the Division of Life Science and Director of the Center for Epigenomics Research at HKUST (left), and Prof. Liona POON, Chairperson of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine.
Life Science
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Joint Study Unveils How COVID-19 Adversely Impacts Placenta During Pregnancy

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) today unveiled ground-breaking research that sheds light on how COVID-19 infection may lead to late pregnancy complications. The study reveals significant alterations in gene regulation within the placenta, paving the way for the development of potential molecular targets in future treatments to mitigate the detrimental effects of COVID-19 on maternal and fetal health.