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  1. Do you know your 'fat choi'?

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... flagelliforme is a popular Lunar New Year dish, as its name suggests good fortune. Which of the following taxonomic classifications is correct? A. species: Nostoc; genus flagelliforme; kingdom: Plantae; domain: Eukarya B. species: flagelliforme; genus: Nostoc; kingdom: Protista; domain: Eukarya C. species: Nostoc; genus: flagelliforme; kingdom: Plantae; domain: Archaea D. species: flagelliforme; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739675/do-you-know-your-fat-choi
  2. News - Hong Kong - SCIENCE

    New fish bacteria named after Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... and an olive flounder- had the same strain of streptococcus. "It is not very rare. I believe the bacteria can be commonly found in certain species of marine fish," Lau said. Other bacteria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1115502/new-fish-bacteria-named-after-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Yuen Kwok-yung - the stoic scientist soldiers on

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... the Sars-related virus that had killed 11 people was not just potentially deadlier than Sars, but also more "promiscuous" in that it could infect different species. Yuen's contribution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220086/yuen-kwok-yung-stoic-scientist-soldiers
  4. Best and brightest starved

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in this massive, fertile area, where humans and animals live in close association to enable viruses to cross the species.' As important was knowledge, gained through identifying that ducks, geese ... at all times for new flu problems or other emerging infections,' Dr Yuen said. That need goes far beyond Hong Kong, as Sars and avian flu have shown. Apart from endangering health, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446382/best-and-brightest-starved
  5. Group not suited for educational role in schools

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to protect pandas (or indeed any species endangered by humans) because they do not outlive turtles and they choose to live in a challenged environment. In Mr Truscott's view, pandas can turn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/519084/group-not-suited-educational-role-schools
  6. Cross-harbour swim should not be revived until water is much cleaner

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... swim is premature. Officials should not endanger the health and well-being of the public. The race should not be reintroduced until reliable health experts can reassure the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969930/cross-harbour-swim-should-not-be-revived-until-water-much-cleaner
  7. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that an Oriental magpie robin found dead a week ago in Tin Shui Wai had tested positive for H5N1 bird flu. The robin, a species resident in Hong Kong, was collected last Saturday from Ju Ching Chu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988576/chicken-flock-given-clean-bill-health-after-flu-tests
  8. 3 die as swine flu peak nears end

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... said. On the possibility of industrial action by doctors at public hospitals due to heavy workload and low morale, Chow said after the radio programme that he believed doctors would not endanger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739203/3-die-swine-flu-peak-nears-end
  9. Study may hold key to unlocking swine flu's secret

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com How did a flu virus that infected pigs jump the species barrier to infect humans in the 2009 pandemic? Now the problem that has baffled scientists around ... they would create a strain that could cross the species barrier to infect humans. The study also found that the 2009 pandemic virus that jumped from pigs to humans had returned to pigs with some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968788/study-may-hold-key-unlocking-swine-flus-secret
  10. Government sets up flu site

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should make use of the website to obtain the information and take the necessary precautions accordingly,' Dr Chow said. He added that information including the species of birds infected ... the handling of dead wild birds was also a cause of concern. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department would regularly update the website with the latest details on the infected species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539567/government-sets-flu-site

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