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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Yuen Kwok-yung - the stoic scientist soldiers on

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

    ... the new administration headquarters in Admiralty in January last year and the contamination of dental equipment in HKU earlier this year. Asked about how he felt being dubbed the "royal ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Three medical leaps that could transform disease treatments

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

    ... These profiles can tell doctors which drugs will work, and which are likely to cause horrible side-effects. To this end, the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) has begun sequencing the genetic ... be targeting with drugs," says Ultan McDermott at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge. ...

  3. News - China - SCIENCE

    Shanghai researchers identify bacteria linked to obesity

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition. Researchers in Shanghai found that mice bred to be resistant to obesity even when fed high-fat foods became excessively overweight when ... for Microbial Ecology. A human patient lost over 30kg in nine weeks after being placed on a diet of "whole grains, traditional Chinese medicinal foods and prebiotics", which reduced ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Hong Kong has right conditions for outbreaks of drug-resistant superbugs

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap New Delhi strain found at Princess Margaret Hospital in August so far defies treatment by most effective drugs available to medicine Antibiotic-resistant NDM-1 bacteria poses ... and doctors have since been placed on alert and drug research switched into high gear to make preparations should an outbreak occur. On a micro level, the gene for NDM-1 is found on the DNA strands ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - CASE HISTORY

    Case History: Rise of the superbugs

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Eileen Aung-Thwin

    ... was called in to help manage her treatment. He needed to know more about the mechanism by which the pathogens were able to resist the drug, so further tests and gene sequencing of the pathogens were ...

  6. Virus puts the boot into team

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of participating teams at the tournament website. Seattle and King County contacted the food establishments in the area to check for reports of food poisoning. Keene and his assistant, Dr Kimberly Repp, ... of the contagion. Keene and Repp learned that the victims had eaten Sunday's lunch in the hotel room- the food was purchased in Oregon before the drive to Washington for the tournament. Lunch consisted ...

  7. Animal epidemics escalating

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and 75 per cent of new illnesses discovered in humans recently have come from animals or food of animal origin,' it said. 'Without control of animal epidemics, public health ... from Yangzhou University, who specialises in salmonellosis, a type of food poisoning triggered by salmonella bacteria, said humans could come into contact with epidemic-causing tainted animal ...

  8. No time to waste against superbugs

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The admission by top University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung that outbreaks of a drug-resistant superbug in hospitals and the community are 'slightly out of control' is worrying. Resistance to the most powerful available drugs in a growing number of cases means that it will be difficult to bring them under control. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ...

  9. Hospital superbug spreading faster

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A deadly superbug usually associated with hospitals is spreading fast in the community and becoming more resistant to drugs, health chiefs say. The number ... antibiotics. The resistance rate had been increasing by about 1 per cent per year and by last year 43 per cent of cases could not be treated with drugs. 'No matter whether it is in the community ...

  10. Prising open the grip of prejudice

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with mental illnesses. One aspect of our campaign is to persuade the authorities to stop sending petitioners, who are healthy, to psychiatric hospitals. We also work on safety problems involving food and drugs, from melamine-contaminated milk formula to a vaccine scandal in Shanxi that killed several children. Why did you start the NGO? I started my work after I joined a forum devoted ...




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