Biological and Chemical Sciences
'Brain gas' lead may stop stroke damage

Stroke victims may eventually benefit from basic research at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology into how proteins work in the brain. >>>

Molecules hold key to new-style sensors

Basic research into the behaviour of metal complexes has discovered what could lead to a new line of sensors for environmental and industrial use. >>>

Bird flu probe finds hyperactive proteins

Research at The University of Hong Kong into why bird flu is such a killer in humans is focusing on chemical messengers that control the immune system, proteins called cytokines and chemokines, which are stimulated when the virus is present. >>>

Improve research capability or be left behind: chairman

Training and research go hand in hand and Hong Kong needs them both for quality education and the prosperity of its economy, industries and workforce, says RGC chairman Prof Roland Chin. >>>

Q&A: Rules on multiple grants

Can PIs apply for a new RGC funding scheme if they already hold five on-going funded projects?
   Any applicants who are holding five or more on-going Competitive Earmarked Research Grants (CERG), Central Allocation (CA), AoE, and Public Policy Research (PPR) projects one month before the application deadline of a new grant, are not eligible to apply.


Breakthrough may lead to cancer cure

A new approach to detecting and curing cancer is being studied at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. >>>

World-first biosensor tests food antibiotics

Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have invented a biosensor that can detect and measure harmful levels of antibiotics in food, the first of its kind in the world. >>>

Chinese herb leads to non-toxic malaria cure

Malaria which kills up to three million people a year may at last have a safe cure. >>>