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  1. Chinese medicinal plant database online

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Baptist University has launched an online, trilingual database of Chinese medicinal plants to promote the use of traditional medicine all around the world. The database, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, contains information on up to 1,000 species of commonly used Chinese medicinal plants. It is open to Internet users for free and allows them to check ...

  2. Robotic operating theatre puts HK at cutting edge of medicine

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A world first in state-of-the-art operating theatres which allows surgery to be performed more precisely and safely was unveiled at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital yesterday. The operating theatre for minimally invasive surgery has be ...

  3. Medicine to cure Shanghai Industrial's ills

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... in a medicine-related project as the conglomerate enters a 'crucial' year of reorganising its business focus, according to chairman Cai Laixing. Announcing the group's 43.8 per cent fall in net profit to $520.73 million for the six months to June, Mr Cai yesterday said that the investment would significantly boost the assets of Shanghai Industrial's fast-growing medicine division. ...

  4. Flu prediction tool shunned

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... medicine) and amoxicillin (antibiotic). It works with data from 28 countries including the United States, Canada, Australia and many in Europe and South America. Japan is the only country ...

  5. Answer on the tip of your tongue

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elizabeth Snouffer healthpost@scmp.com The eyes are the windows to the soul, says the adage. In traditional Chinese medicine, though, it's the tongue that gives insight ... medicine. Our software helps bridge Eastern and Western medicine, since an imbalance in zheng could serve as a warning to go see a doctor.' Chinese medicine practitioners believe the colour ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, June 9, 2013

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters, AFP

    ... underscoring the central importance of genetics in biological science and medicine. Reuters   China set for another manned space flight China will launch its next manned rocket in the middle ...

  7. Robotic pincers make removing tumours a snip

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Robotic pincers inspired by crab claws and developed in Hong Kong and Singapore have successfully removed tumours from the digestive systems of five patients, nipping the operation time as much as sixfold. Researchers who ...

  8. Camera navigates patient's guts

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip A local university has invented a micro-endoscope that doctors can steer within a patient's intestines to zero in on the parts they want to see. Existing capsule endoscopes, as small as a pill and equipped with a micro-camera, capture images ...

  9. Endoscopic advance improves diagnoses

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang New endoscopic technology that combines with ultrasound is helping doctors at a public hospital make more accurate diagnoses. Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long has sharply reduced the need for elderly patients to undergo surgery, said Dr Lawrence L ...

  10. Art of robotics on show in hospital

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Surgeons at Queen Mary Hospital are going hands-free, and perfecting their art with the help of a device called the Da Vinci system. The system uses robotic arms, operated remotely, offering more accuracy and precision and ...




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