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  1. Information flow vital in latest bird flu case

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and have experience from Sars and swine flu. There is a wealth of information that we have to refer to again. The circumstances of the Tuen Mun woman's case are still unclear. We need to find ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - EVOLUTION

    New study reverses theory of chameleons' origins

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... backed this up by using information on the direction of oceanic currents in those same periods." During the late Cretaceous and the Oligocene, currents actually flowed from Africa towards ...

  3. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    A worrying note for China's bulbul songbirds

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... information can be passed down only from one generation to the next. Songs, however, may be passed from one bird to another. Bulbuls learn songs from others. Those on the move have a greater chance ...

  4. Bad blood over donation rules

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... information about their sexuality and about medical conditions that may make them ineligible to donate. It is hard to verify the veracity of information about one's sexual orientation, but all ... and the government, which is trying to safeguard public health. Zhang said the ideal solution would be to continue to improve technology while having 'high-risk' people declare such information ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - MARINE LIFE

    Shark brains could hold key to attacks, says study

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... sea-snake's markings and swim away, for example, and we can use this information to cue a response," she said. "It's about understanding how their neurobiology affects ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How we live affects our descendants' genes, epigenetics shows

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Reinhard Renneberg

    ... on. Why is this? A liver cell, for example, needs very different proteins to a skin cell. But both have the same complete DNA information available. This means the cells have to switch genes ...

  7. Flu prediction tool shunned

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to confirm an outbreak through laboratory tests. However, infectious disease and data experts are divided on how this wealth of information could be Hong Kong's next weapon against a deadly ... dies from the flu, and it [the traffic] is just people searching for information.' ...

  8. Cheng fails drugs test, but might still ride on Sunday

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken Top local jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin has returned a positive random urine test for ephedrine and methylephedrine from the April 1 meeting at Sha Tin but may still be cleared to take his place at Sunday's meeting. The club's chief analyst, Dr Terence Wan See-ming, informed the stewards yesterday that Cheng's sample contained ephedrine and methylephedrine ...

  9. Quiz

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... like animals, emit body odours that contain a rich array of chemical components that can transmit various types of social information. The perceptual characteristics of these odours ... to identify and evaluate this information. Test yourself here on your knowledge of the sense of smell. 1. The nerve cells associated with the process of olfaction are different from most nerve cells ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WORKPLACE SAFETY

    Labour Department probes HKU over air-quality complaints at new campus

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... an e-mail saying legionella bacteria had been found in water samples. University spokesman Henry Ho said all people who reported illness had been informed about the air-quality-test results ...




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