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  1. Firm develops new mask to guard against disease

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A Hong Kong company has developed a new surgical mask, which it claims can kill germs while being comfortable to wear all day. But experts say more research should be done ... to develop new masks because current masks, like the N95, are not comfortable at all. If you want good compliance with wearing masks, there should be further development of the masks,' Professor ...

  2. New tests are fast-tracked

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the University of Hong Kong department of microbiology, said the university was developing 'second-generation diagnostic tests that can identify more than 90 per cent of Sars cases when the patients are admitted to hospital'. Currently, first-generation diagnostic tests developed after HKU discovered the coronavirus that causes Sars can only detect one-third of Sars cases at the early stages ...

  3. HK researcher wins grant from Bill Gates

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez In a Hong Kong first, a local researcher has won a US$100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to try to develop a vaccine against the virus that causes ... of HIV, which causes Aids. He will test his concept in the laboratory using a macaque monkey. The data generated will provide scientific evidence for possible clinical development of a vaccine ...

  4. Joint bid to cut toxic-fish risk

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong scientists are part of an international team developing better tests for toxins in coral fish with the help of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. The City University-led research is using coral fish samples from Kiribati to develop rapid testing methods for ciguatera and paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins. Ciguatera food poisoning is mainly associated ...

  5. Mega Tower scheme could be scaled back

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... be widened from 90cm to 2.75 metres. About HK$300 million to HK$400 million would be spent to develop a 5,575 square metre park- the size of Southorn Playground- near the hotel, which would be built between Queen's Road East and Kennedy Road. A short film has been uploaded to the development's website, HopewellCentre2.com. Concerns about traffic and the height of the proposed hotel ...

  6. HK helps US scientists score bird flu vaccine-test success

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong provided the virus samples which enabled development of a vaccine which American scientists have successfully tested in people. The scientists believe ... and is on the faculty of St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which is partly funded by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The race to develop an H5N1 ...

  7. Fourth child hit by mystery virus

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... members had not shown similar symptoms. The kindergarten that the child attended did not report similar illnesses in other children. 'He developed convulsions after admission and the clinical ... Ho-fai, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, has said that developments over this week and next would be monitored very closely to see if there were any more new cases. He added ...

  8. HK firms 'Asia's best' in corporate communication

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mobile, Hang Seng Bank and PetroChina. MTR Corporation ranked eighth. Siam Cement in Thailand, City Developments and SembCorp Industries in Singapore, and BAT Malaysia and Telekom Malaysia ... a lot of effort to develop a strong, strategic approach to corporate social responsibility, but this had not shown up in CSR Asia's research. ...

  9. Double red alert to tackle flu pandemic

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... money, he said. But authority board member Lam Shiu-kum, who is dean of the faculty of medicine at the University of Hong Kong, said there was a lack of effort to develop a vaccine for Hong Kong. ... it up into small grants. 'I hope there is still some money left so that government and the universities and laboratories can sit together and work to develop a vaccine for this region where ...

  10. Search on for new private hospital sites

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... details were available. Mr Tsang said developing private hospitals would 'consolidate and enhance Hong Kong's position as a prime medical centre in the region'. Hong Kong has 12 ... regarding land for private hospital development.' He said the association had not been told which sites were being considered. But Dr Lau said the government should also come up with reforms ...




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