Zebrafish helps push the frontiers of research

The tiny zebrafish has aided in many scientific discoveries.

Zebrafish are unsung heroes of contemporary science. The humble tropical freshwater fish is an under-appreciated species that has helped scientists worldwide to make new discoveries and develop new technology.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 4:58am

Lab Report

Lab Report

A new study published in the journal Nature is the first to show that a diet high in salt could be driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases worldwide.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:39am

Stigma of epilepsy makes sufferers hide condition

Former Scottish rugby international Tom Smith (in orange) speaks openly about his epilepsy. Photo: AFP

I have taught several students who were epileptic. Interestingly, no parent has notified me about how they would like their child to be cared for should they have a seizure in class.

23 Dec 2012 - 11:50am

Enlighten gets message across about epilepsy

Melanie Krepp

When real estate consultant Melanie Krepp had a seizure in her office earlier this year, the last thing she wanted was for her boss to call the ambulance.

Although Canadian Krepp, 35, was lucid, she could not tell her boss to leave her alone because she had lost control of her muscles. All she needed was for her colleagues to clear the space around her.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

City Digest, November 26, 2012

Tycoon wants to see Lee memorial in his life

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

Talking Points

Fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen

Tony Chan seeks leave to appeal in tax case

20 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

New milestone in burning incinerator saga

Marcus Aurelius started it all.

Exploratory vessels a new milestone in burning saga

Although government plans to build a monster incinerator in the environs of Shek Kwu Chau have officially been shelved, preparatory work continues.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:04am 3 comments

Beating the odds - and competitors

Raymond Chiu Hok-yin was born with epilepsy, an illness that can suddenly cause sufferers to shake uncontrollably. Because of the brain disorder, the boy's mental development was slightly impaired. And this affected his self-esteem.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Facebook depression

Are you busy checking your Facebook account every day to see if anyone has commented on your status? Do you feel that your friends' lives are better than yours when browsing their photo albums? If so, you may be a victim of Facebook depression.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Great spot for world-class water sports

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Let's paint the town purple for epilepsy

Let's paint the town purple - that will be the colour of everything if epilepsy awareness advocates have their way this month.

People can expect to see fruit, vegetables, T-shirts and money in this colour, which is an extension of the global Purple Day push on March 26.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Paint the town purple - that's what one Hong Kong charity hopes the community will do to help raise awareness of epilepsy this month.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

It's scary but not crazy

Alexander Mortensen remembers his first seizure vividly. Not only the before and after - he remembers the whole episode, including the attack. That's because he was conscious the entire time.

'I was sitting down watching TV, and suddenly I went stiff, rigid, and started shaking uncontrollably,' the

5 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Study could shed light on causes of epilepsy

Lack of a particular protein in early brain development might be the root of certain types of epilepsy.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Speaking out on epileptic seizures

When Ada Wong felt dizzy and fell to the ground, her friends thought she was fooling around. She, too, thought it was nothing serious. But when it happened again a few days later, she consulted a doctor. She was diagnosed with epilepsy, a neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures with uncontrolled body movement and dizziness.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am