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  1. Medical degree to include leadership module

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... be related to Sars, which is also caused by a novel coronavirus. ... in microbiology at the university, meanwhile, said its team was trying to establish the role coronavirus-carrying bats might have played in the Sars outbreak that began at Prince of Wales Hospital ...

  2. HKU opens national laboratories

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of microbiologists discovered a type of coronavirus had caused Sars, which killed 299 people in Hong Kong. 'The university discovered the [Sars] coronavirus and the other was the discovery of the connection between the coronavirus and civet cats that led the [central] government to launch very strict controls on wildlife markets,' Dr Zhong said. In January last year, three people were ...

  3. Clear: A Transparent Novel

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compiled by Charmaine Chan Clear: A Transparent Novel by Nicola Barker Harper Perennial, $112 Described as 'the hippest literary novel of the year' by The Independent's Boyd ... Then there's MacKenny's landlord Solomon, a cool urban philosopher equally comfortable rapping with Sean Combs as he is debating with Palestinian intellectual Edward Said. The novel's point, ...

  4. Novel way to explain Jane

    Posted Nov 06th 2005, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... fiction.' Fowler has published two short story collections, both of which won awards, and three previous novels. They include Sarah Canary, her first, in which the lead character is- or, at least, ... which was shortlisted for the Pen/Faulkner award. So, although The Jane Austen Book Club was her first contemporary novel- her work has gradually become more literary and more grounded ...

  5. Deadly Slipper: A Novel of Death in the Dordogne

    Posted Oct 16th 2005, 12:00am by Gillian Bickley

    ... Gillian Bickley Deadly Slipper: A Novel of Death in the Dordogne by Michelle Wan Doubleday, $187 This murder mystery-cum-thriller certainly keeps you reading. Has the heroine's long-missing twin, Bedie, really been murdered? Will Mara herself become a victim of a previously unsuspected serial killer? It's 19 years since French-Canadian orchid-enthusiast Bedie disappeared ...

  6. Inspiration for novels drawn from life in gulag

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Revolution. He was rehabilitated in 1979 with the return of Deng Xiaoping and the launch of economic reforms. He came to prominence in the 1980s for his novels, many semi-autobiographical, and his ... for their sexual themes and criticism of the government. His books have been translated into several languages. He first gained recognition for the 1981 novel Soul and Body, made into the movie ...

  7. Novel and notable- Macau

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cafe Estalagem- Authentic and affordable Portuguese dishes are served in generous portions in a dimly lit ambience. Many Portuguese people come here, testifying to the originality of the recipes. Reservations are a must on weekends. 410 Estrada Governador ...

  8. Novel and notable- Shanghai

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jean Georges- This is the best western fine dining establishment in town, hands down. Executive chef Eric Johnson also opened Jean Georges' Market in Paris. Remember to save room for the desserts as they are out of this world. 4/F, Three on the Bund, ...

  9. Novel and notable- Beijing

    Posted Oct 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Made in China- Ignore the sterile hotel environs and dive straight into the exquisite Peking duck which, with its crisp, rich skin, succulently tender meat and delicate pancakes, wins our vote for Beijing's best. 1/F Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1A Dong Chang& ...

  10. Chilling sci-fi novel

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Sleepwalking is a clever sci-fi novel set in a future where the State controls its citizens and where the power of language and ideas is no longer necessary. But a small group of humans has escaped state programming, and they are developing a secret weapon to overthrow the brave new world where humans are nothing more than machines. The Outsiders have been training ...




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