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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Bioethics centre at Chinese University to tackle medical moral dilemmas

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Jennifer Ngo and Christy Choi

    ... to ageing and genetics- such as euthanasia and prenatal diagnosis- will be some of the most important concerns of the centre, which will operate in Chinese University's medical school starting ... solely on tradition now." Professor Alastair Campbell, the director of biomedical ethics at the National University of Singapore who has set up three different bioethics centres around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528228/bioethics-centre-chinese-university-tackle-medical-moral-dilemmas
  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    Seeing the light: smart glasses help boost sight of visually impaired

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:54pm by GDN

    ... colleagues at Britain's Oxford University recently won a £500,000 (HK$6.4 million) grant to expand the project and they will now create 100 pairs of the glasses to test on people with sight ... Oxford University and the device creators is planned. Hicks aims to have the first sets of glasses for sale by the end of next year, priced at £300 to £400, but said they would not immediately ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583204/seeing-light-smart-glasses-help-boost-sight-visually-impaired
  3. News - China - MEDICINE

    Chinese farmer whose head was crushed will be fitted with 3D-printed skull

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 06:52pm by Staff Reporter

    ... University Hospital took five hours on the surgery – the first such procedure in the world. While 3D-printed organs are not yet commonly used, there have been previous cases of patients being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581475/chinese-farmer-whose-head-was-crushed-will-be-fitted-3d-printed-skull
  4. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Asthma patients can now breathe easy for longer

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Ernest Kao

    ... and reduces side effects for patients of asthma, emphysema and other chronic respiratory diseases, says one of the system's co-developers. Baptist University researcher Dr Yang Zhijun said ... administer the same or even smaller doses of drugs but achieve prolonged effectiveness," said Yang, an associate professor at the university's School of Chinese Medicine. "An inhaler ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576272/asthma-patients-can-now-breathe-easy-longer
  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Bone marrow drug breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... is approved in the United States and European Union for treatment of myelofibrosis. One of the team from Columbia University medical centre, Professor Angela Christiano, has herself suffered from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576172/bone-marrow-drug-breakthrough-alopecia-sufferers
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Researchers in Australia use zebrafish to make stem cell breakthrough

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by GDN

    ... a research team led by Professor Peter Currie, from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Victoria's Monash University, uncovered a major part of HSC's development. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573668/researchers-australia-use-zebrafish-make-stem-cell-breakthrough
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Omega-3 fatty acid heart benefits still unproven after decades of research

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Slate magazine

    ... heart attack that happens in an icy outpost far from any doctor? "It's highly unlikely," says George Fodor, a veteran cardiologist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570054/omega-3-fatty-acid-heart-benefits-still-unproven-after-decades
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Paracetamol no better than placebo in treating lower-back pain: study

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Study finds that the universally used drug is of no greater benefit than a placebo Paracetamol fails test as back pain treatment Paracetamol, a painkiller recommended ... the findings challenged the endorsement of paracetamol as the first-choice painkiller for lower back pain. "We need to reconsider the universal recommendation to provide paracetamol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557998/paracetamol-no-better-placebo-low-back-pain-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Edinburgh University exchange programme first step to training vets

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 06:42am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com University exchange first step to training local vets Local students will have the chance to study veterinary science in Britain when the University of Hong Kong starts a new programme next year. The university said yesterday the programme was a step towards training vets locally, something not happening at present. A maximum of 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1361456/edinburgh-university-exchange-programme-first-step-training-vets
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientist falsified Aids vaccine study, American court told

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AP

    ... Iowa State University scientist was released on bond and his trial was scheduled for September 2. Prosecutors say Han wrote a letter to university officials before he resigned last fall ... but the alleged misconduct was uncovered last year after scientists at Harvard University discovered the spiked samples. According to the indictment, Han's misconduct caused colleagues to make false ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545052/scientist-falsified-aids-vaccine-study-american-court-told

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