The COVID-19 pandemic (the pandemic) continues to affect the world, research teams in different countries/places have been working relentlessly to combat the pandemic. Besides epidemiological study, vaccines development, and clinical management which are fields that are directly related to the combat of the pandemic, some areas of medicine where COVID-19 also has an important impact on patient care are being studied by Hong Kong medical teams…

In Astronomy, conjunction refers to the observation that two astronomical objects are very close in the sky when observed from a specific object such as Earth. When a conjunction occurs, the locations of the two objects have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude as observed from Earth…

Prof Lo is awarded the 2021 Breakthrough Prize, known as the "Oscar of Science", in Life Sciences for his work in discovering fetal DNA in maternal blood which enables the prenatal testing of Down syndrome and a variety of genetic diseases. The tests have been adopted in more than 90 countries and are used by more than seven million pregnant women every year. We are very honoured for Prof Lo’s support to take part in a series of short videos for the HKLF and to share his journey in the pursuit of science…

The central character of the story is a member of a family of proteins for which Professor Robert J Lefkowitz was awarded the Shaw Prize in Life Science & Medicine in 2007, and then in 2012, shared with Professor Brian K Kobilka the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The family is the G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCR), the major receptor system that mediates the response of cells and organs to drugs and hormones…

Dr Wu Tak Chiu, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases in one of our busiest public hospitals in Hong Kong provides a glimpse of the management approach, the multi-prone treatment methods in dealing with the unprecedented situation…

A prime number is a natural number greater than 1 that cannot be written as the product of two natural numbers except 1 and itself. In our daily lives, the applications of mathematics are usually the calculation of elementary arithmetic. There is, therefore, no apparent connection between prime numbers and our daily lives. In fact, there is discernible linkage…

Every year, Geminid meteor shower is active during the period from early to mid-December. The peak this year is expected to occur from the night on 13 December to the morning on 14 December. The Zenithal Hourly Rate is projected to be as high as 150…

The COVID-19 pandemic (the Pandemic) has swept through the whole world for over half a year. There seems no sign of slowing down…