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  1. Swedish firm to sell 'Sars killer'

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A Swedish company, Perstorp, is marketing a polymer compound it claims can kill the Sars coronavirus. The company conducted tests with Chinese experts, scientifically proving its claims. The compound can be mixed with synthetic substances for use in making toilet seats, light switches and door knobs. Full report- A4 ...

  2. Scientist makes Time magazine

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... as the raccoon dog and hog badger, carried a virus similar to the coronavirus that caused Sars. 'Last month, there seemed to be a new coronavirus which possibly could infect humans. I was very ...

  3. Rivals call a truce on Sars research

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Chinese University also announced that Sars was caused by a paramyxovirus, which was discounted when University of Hong Kong virologists revealed the culprit to be a novel coronavirus. Chinese ...

  4. New tests show hospital outbreak linked to common cold virus

    Posted Nov 25th 2004, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... a health expert said on Thursday. The five have tested positive for the human coronavirus OC43, a spokesman for the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority explained. The spokesman said coronavirus OC43 was a common cause for cold or influenza with mild symptoms. These included fever, runny nose and a sore throat, the spokesman said. Two of the patients remain in a serious condition. ...

  5. Mutating virus aids Sars attacks

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The Sars coronavirus has been rapidly mutating into a form more efficient at attacking humans, a new study has found. The study also confirmed that the virus could jump from ... enables it to enter human cells. Dr Chiu said it showed that the Sars coronavirus was under great pressure to change in order to become an efficient human virus. Through the deletion of 29 units ...

  6. What's good for the goose

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Will Princess Ani claim her rightful inheritance and marry a handsome prince? John Millen reviews a new book based on a classic fairytale For her impressive debut novel, American writer ... with teenage readers today. With a lot of restructuring and fleshing out, a traditional story from hundreds of years ago could just well end up as an intriguing new novel. Hale's idea is a simple ...

  7. Novel Drama Melodrama- An Unfaithful Woman

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Novel Drama Melodrama- An Unfaithful Woman Based on Tolstoy's Resurrection, this 1949 black-and-white film stars Bai Guang as a victim of circumstance. Born into an underprivileged background, her crushed romance with a wealthy man's son results in an illegitimate child and she is forced into prostitution. In Putonghua. Sun, 5pm, Hong Kong Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai ...

  8. Novel continues to haunt readers

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... JOHN MILLEN THE chilling mystery and suspense novel, The Woman in White, was a sensation when it was first published in London in 1860 and it has never been out of print since. Its author, a Victorian writer called Wilkie Collins, wrote 25 novels, more than 50 short stories, 15 stage plays and around 100 non-fiction articles for popular magazines. Reading exciting novels was a favourite ...

  9. Festival shows western appetite for Chinese novels

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... than 50 patrons of the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival about his ground-breaking 1996 novel, A Dictionary of Maqiao, newly translated into English. Festival director Peter Gordon ... languages, Mr Gordon said the festival had a unique opportunity to promote the best of the 1,000 mainland novels published each year. 'We are going to have to concentrate more on Chinese ...

  10. Novels provide stage for theatre epic

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy of novels His Dark Materials has become the next big thing in the world of teenage fiction after the Harry Potter phenomenon. Over the past four years, since the first book Northern Lights appeared, millions of readers have pleasurably ploughed through Pullman's 1,300-page epic story where a teenage hero and heroine ...




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