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Trung Duc NGUYEN (upper left), Tam Anh TRINH (right), and Sheng BAO (lower left) are the co-first authors.
Life Science
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HKUST researchers reveal RNA elements that enhance the cleavage of pre-miRNAs/shRNAs by DICER

A research team led by scientists from the HKUST has revealed how secondary structure RNA elements control the cleavage activity of the DICER enzyme in both pre-miRNA and short-hairpin RNAs, improving the understanding of the DICER cleavage mechanism and providing a foundation for the design of accurate and efficient short-hairpin RNAs for gene-silencing. 

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Ocean Science
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HKUST Launches First Online Marine Environmental Visualization Platform Facilitating Marine Research and Conservation

The HKUST has launched today WavyOcean - the first interactive marine environment visualization platform which offers an unprecedented level of data on the ocean in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), the entire China Seas, and the Western Pacific Ocean.

Topological defects in an active liquid crystal controlled by a light pattern.
Physics
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HKUST and UChicago researchers find new ways of leveraging topological defects in liquid crystals to make “computer”

Researchers at the HKUST and the University of Chicago (UChicago) have shown for the first time how to design the basic elements needed for logic operations using a kind of soft material called liquid crystal, paving the way for a completely novel way of performing computations with potential applications in robotics.

Fig. 1: Discordant proteomic and transcriptomic signatures reveal a potential translational control mechanism during the SC quiescence-to-activation transition.
Life Science
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HKUST scientists reveal the mechanism of skeletal muscle stem cell activation in muscle regeneration

A research team led by LIFS Assoc. Prof. Tom CHEUNG has discovered the constructive role of a protein in driving the skeletal muscle stem cell activation to repair muscle following damage, laying the foundation for further study in the mechanisms of stem cell quiescence-to-activation transition and stem cell-based muscle regeneration.

The crystal structure and emergent fractional corner charges of table salt
Physics
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HKUST Co-led Study Reveals Topology at the Corner of the Dining Table

A joint research team from the HKUST and the University of Tokyo discovered an unusual topological aspect of sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, which will not only facilitate the understanding of the mechanism behind salt’s dissolution and formation...

A new study finds that quantum state evolution is direction dependent in the parameter space of dissipative spin-orbit coupled system. Credit: Dong Liu
Physics
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HKUST researchers find new way of gaining quantum control from loss

Researchers at the HKUST have demonstrated a new way to control the quantum state through the loss of particles...

Prof. QIAN Peiyuan, Head and Chair Professor of HKUST’s Department of Ocean Science (second left) and Prof. QIU Jianwen, Professor of HKBU’s Department of Biology (second right), along with their team members Prof. WANG Yan (first left), Assistant Professor and Dr. XU Ting, Postdoctoral Fellow of HKUST’s Department of Ocean Science (first right).
Ocean Science
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Research jointly led by HKUST and HKBU Unlock Biogeographical Secrets of Deep-sea Limpets Laying Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Management

Researchers from HKUST and HKBU have decoded for the first time the demographic history, genetic structure, and...

Prof. GUO Yusong (third left) and his research team
Life Science
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HKUST and PolyU researchers develop an in-vitro vesicle formation assay to reveal mechanistic insights into the secretory pathway

Scientists from HKUST and PolyU have developed an in-vitro vesicle formation assay, shedding light on cargo clients and factors that mediate vesicular trafficking and providing a robust tool to offer novel insights into the secretory pathway...

A research team led by Prof. Jonathan Eugene HALPERT, Assistant Professor from the Department of Chemistry at HKUST, develops an an inexpensive, lightweight, and lead-free photo-battery that has dual functions in harvesting solar energy and storing energy on a single device.
Chemistry
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HKUST researchers develop a photo-rechargeable lead-free perovskite lithium-ion battery that generates energy and stores battery on a single device

A team of researchers from HKUST has developed an inexpensive, lightweight, and non-toxic (lead-free) photo-battery...

Ice nucleation on foreign surfaces can proceed via both one-step (magenta arrow) and two-step (orange arrows) pathways, facilitated by the balanced synergetic, entropic effects of hexagonal (green spheres) and rhombic (purple spheres) ice structures.
Chemistry
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HKUST Researchers Unveil a Non-classical Nucleation Process That Enhances Ice Formation on Surfaces

Scientists from HKUST have recently discovered a non-classical nucleation process that can greatly facilitate ice formation on foreign surfaces. This finding lays the foundation to predict and control crystallization processes...