Ask the Experts: Protein supplements

Ask the Experts: Protein supplements

Q: I'm an athlete who takes protein supplements. I'd like to know whether all dietary protein sources are the same. What about supplements: whey versus soy versus casein?

Tuesday, 9 October, 2012, 9:44am

Pioneering protein work behind pair's US$1m prize

Two scientists who have spotted 'chaperones', the proteins that perform quality control in the formation of new proteins within cells, are winners of this year's Shaw Prize for life science and medicine.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fake drugs found in raid on wholesaler

Police have warned buyers of immune-boosting medicines to be on alert for fakes believed to have been made on the mainland, after officers seized a HK$1.5 million haul.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Bogus blood protein found in 18 hospitals

Thousands of bottles of fakes had false labels

Authorities in Jilin province are investigating how a fake blood product ended up being used to treat patients in 18 public hospitals.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Disorder in the house

For parents like me overcome with trepidation at the thought of our kids reaching puberty, here is a piece of news that might bring understanding, if not exactly comfort.

25 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Secrets of cancer medicine revealed

A ground-breaking study by European scientists has discovered why a popular Chinese medicine used for thousands of years can inhibit some forms of cancer.

10 May 1999 - 12:00am

Tobacco turns over new leaf

AFTER three decades as the United States' most hated health villain, tobacco could now help scientists fight cancer.

University of Florida researchers announced recently they have genetically engineered a tobacco plant that produces a potent anti-cancer substance - if only scientists can figure out a way to keep it from killing the patients.

8 Nov 1994 - 12:00am