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  1. Genetic factor raises risk of myopia

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy More than half the local population vulnerable, study finds More than half of all Chinese in Hong Kong are believed to be genetically vulnerable to myopia, a study has found. ... which usually results from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. 'Environmental factors involve the overuse of eyes, such as by using a computer or watching television ...

  2. Students overcome severe disabilities to achieve academic success

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Lau Hiu-fung, a student who can barely move his limbs and who typed a 70-page thesis by using a chopstick to tap the keys on a computer keyboard, graduated with first-class honours yesterday. Along with Lau, Daphnie Cheng Kin-wai and Chiu Chi-ha ...

  3. Vigilance always the best defence

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that a small but significant genetic mutation of the scarlet fever bacteria may be responsible for the high number of cases this year. The university's head of microbiology, Professor Yuen Kwok-yung, attributes this genetic change to the overuse of antibiotics, particularly to treat viral conditions such as colds and flu- a reminder of the dire threat that bacterial resistance ...

  4. Interest groups speak their minds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... are not asking to be raped No more genetically modified papayas No more subdivided flats Small-class education No more MPF (Mandatory Provident Fund) More smoking areas, lower tobacco tax No more killing ...

  5. Cross-border study of hi-tech expertise

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a glimpse of how solar energy is applied in Shenzhen, and learned about the development of genetic engineering and 4D animation productions. The visit was organised by the Innovation and Technology ...

  6. Bureau turns back on creationism concerns

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... genetics and evolution, students are expected to understand that evolution is a scientific theory supported with evidence and are encouraged to explore other explanations for evolution ...

  7. Tongues and typhoons

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong, Will Clem

    ... centres. The University of Hong Kong plans to have at least 45 exhibits, including an electronic device that is capable of 'tasting' the air around it and a genetically-engineered plant ...

  8. Anime bonanza back on our screens

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... and only genetically-altered girls known as Pandoras, along with their male partners known as Limiters can stop them. The show focuses on one Limiter's quest to partner up with Bridgette L. ...

  9. Are men smarter than women?

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... Men may simply benefit from a superior genetic endowment with respect to intelligence. Indeed, amid a public furore on the subject a number of years back, 50 of the world's top experts were moved to write to the Wall Street Journal to register their belief that intelligence was mostly a matter of genetics. But what, exactly, is measured in IQ tests? Laypeople generally ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Failure can help students succeed

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by TELEGRAPH

    ... that a person's character is roughly half genetic and half nurture, Tough believes that environment matters more than we think. "We tend towards biological explanations because it makes things ...




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