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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Three medical leaps that could transform disease treatments

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian In the past year researchers have discovered how to rewrite genes, manipulate the microbes in our bodies and profile common cancers Three breakthroughs that could transform ... diseases, such as obesity and type II diabetes, and inflammatory problems, including colitis, Crohn's disease and irritable bowel disorder. Cancer profiles The cost of reading DNA has fallen ...

  2. HKU researchers in breakthrough on cancer causes

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will provide important clues to develop anti-cancer treatments. 'Our study suggests a new mechanism in [the viral cause of cancer] which is shared by other tumour viruses and is therefore ... Arthur Fang Genetic discovery expected to help develop treatments Hong Kong researchers have discovered the cellular process by which an HIV-like virus causes a rare type of leukaemia. ...

  3. Cold virus may block skin cancer

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires The days of deadly skin cancers could be numbered- thanks to the common cold. Australian researchers say one of the viruses that causes colds and sniffles could be used to eradicate melanomas, or skin cancers. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. One in every two Australians will develop some form of skin cancer. Darren Shafren, from ...

  4. City U wins award for DNA cancer technology

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... of biology and chemistry, said the Sniper-HPV could detect the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes virtually all cases of cervical cancer, leading to early treatment. 'The technology can ... Lilian Goh City University has won an award for DNA technology it has developed for the early detection of cervical cancer, which costs about a quarter the price of similar products ...

  5. Drug cocktail may cure hepatitis B

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A combination of two anti-cancer drugs has raised hopes of a cure for at least 60,000 chronic hepatitis B carriers in Hong Kong. Researchers say the treatment can eliminate the virus from the liver, ending the need for lifelong treatment. The drugs, lamivudine and interferon, have been used in tandem by Chinese University doctors since 2000. A study of 100 ...

  6. Number of new H.I.V. infections at record high

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... virus, is the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (Aids), which is characterised by clinical complications such as infections and cancers due to a suppressed immune system. The most ... been infected for a long time before being diagnosed,' he said. 'They are not alert enough to get tested and this is not good for treatment.' Without treatment, about half of HIV ...

  7. A ray of hope for prevention and treatment of chickenpox

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Though commonly found all year round in Hong Kong, chickenpox tends to be more active in the winter months, and a recent discovery could explain why. Dr Phil Rice, a virologist and researcher at St George's, Unive ...

  8. Ad for cancer vaccine misleading, pharmacist says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The manufacturer of a vaccine for cervical cancer is exaggerating the scope of its protection, pharmacists say, warning that the law is not tight enough on such regulation. Cervarix, one of two brands of vaccine for the cancer available on the global market, has advertisements in Hong Kong stating that it offers protection against five types of cancer ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and muscle pain on March 22 and sought treatment at Prince of Wales Hospital when he returned to Hong Kong. Centre consultant Thomas Tsang Ho-fai said the disease was characterised by fever, headache ... no symptoms. new hepatitis b drug may end lifelong treatments Chronic hepatitis B sufferers may no longer need lifelong treatment with a new injectable drug, research shows. Some 83 per cent ...

  10. A silent killer remains at large

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... about one million deaths per year. One in 12 people live with chronic hepatitis B or C, which together are the leading cause of liver cancer in the world, accounting for 78 per cent of cases. ... to realise that treatment not only saves lives, but the broader public health benefits of treatment often outweigh the cost.' One advantage of playing catch up is the ability to learn from ...




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