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  1. Flu breakthrough sows vital seeds for future

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diseases. Largely thanks to their work, our city's bio-defences have been if not impregnable, at least highly effective. Their latest breakthrough comes with identifying a novel vulnerability ... of innovation and scientific excellence in this important medical field. For example, HKU scientists and doctors were the first in the world to identify the coronavirus as the causative agent of Sars. ...

  2. HKU finds new drug and route to fight flu

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... hope of a new defence against pandemics. The research findings, published in the international science journal Nature Biotechnology today, identifies a 'novel drug target' for killing ... have very effective drugs to fight against, such as parainfluenza and Sars coronaviruses.' After the team's effort to develop drugs against the Sars coronavirus in 2004 and 2005, ...

  3. Swede sensation

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram Her name may not be familiar yet, but the chances are you're aware of the role that's making her famous: Noomi Rapace is the screen embodiment of Lisbeth Salander, the rake-thin bisexual hacker at the heart of the late Stieg Larsso ...

  4. A novel idea

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows Anna Sui (Hardback) Anna Sui and Andrew Bolton Recommended by Page One This is the first book on Anna Sui and it is fully authorised. A luxe, illustrated retrospective, this book reveals the story behind Sui's rise to the top of the ...

  5. SFC makes novel use of gymnastics

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis As a regulator and a non-listed organisation, the Securities and Futures Commission's (SFC) annual report aims to record the body's work and achievements during the past year, and explain in plain language its roles and functions in ...

  6. Foshan teacher detained over online 'porn' novel

    Posted Sep 29th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao A Foshan high school teacher was detained on Sunday for 'spreading pornographic articles' after posting an online novel about the so-called post-1980s generation ... by plain-clothes police from the Houjie district in Dongguan, and detained at Dongguan's No 2 detention house. Yuan, using his pen name Tianya Blue Pharmacist, updated his 390,000-word novel ...

  7. Teacher held over 'porn' novel released

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao A high school teacher accused of spreading pornography in an online novel about saunas in Dongguan, Guangdong, that serve as fronts for brothels has been released from ... and would have the novel assessed by a qualified organisation. He said Yuan was hoping to co-operate with the police and close the case as soon as possible. Yuan, using his pen name Tianya Blue ...

  8. Millennium bug

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Millennium tour. Film adaptations of the novels (a Swedish production is set for release in Asia next month, while a Hollywood treatment is the works) will only boost interest. The two-hour guided ... frenziedly tap-tapping away again. Evidently, there a few more Stockholm-noir novels being crafted at that inspirational coffee shop, even if The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and its two sequels has ...

  9. The past tries to play catch-up in gripping political novel

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... political activist, has persuaded Mr Hodge to embrace the new politics. These are dangerous times. This tense, controversial background is crucial to Malley's novel, but it never gets in the way of the story. The Returners is set in disturbing political times, but it is not a political novel where the author hammers home his or her own standpoint. Malley has a gripping story ...

  10. Everyone should pick up a novel

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students do not like to read books and novels, but they flock to the cinemas to watch movies. I think there are some ways to motivate students to read. First, schools could incorporate reading into activities which students are interested in. Students could be asked to stage dramas after reading novels. Writing the scripts would give them more exposure to literature. Another way ...




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