Issue 15, July 2008

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Research Endowment Fund Adds Momentum to Research
The Research Grants Council (RGC) welcomes the establishment of an HK$18 billion Research Endowment Fund by the Goverment.
Potential Breakthrough in Coronary Bypass Surgery
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that by 2020 ischemic heart disease will be the world's most prolific cause of ill health.
Lighting Up Cancer Cells
Researchers from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are working on developing a non-invasive method to detect early cancer.
Finger Joint Brings Hope for Arthritic Sufferers
The difficulty came in trying to reproduce the complex anatomical structure of finger joints.
Innovations Result in Industry Accolades
The drive for energy conservation and power efficiencies is common worldwide today and scientists and academics are at the cutting edge of that drive.
Clean Energy Alternatives Uncovered at HKUST
Professor T S Zhao and his team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have focused their research on finding alternatives to fossil fuels in the generation of electricity.
CityU Initiatives Lead to Major Energy Savings
Two important energy savings initiatives based on research undertaken at City University have been put into commercial use over the past 12 months.

Summary Brief for Collaborative Research Fund 2007/2008 Funded Projects
Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Oscillation Experiment
The recent dramatic discovery that neutrinos are both massive and oscillating promises to revolutionise the study of particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics.