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VP(R)'s Picks: New Chromatin 'Road Sign' Discovered

VP(R)'s Picks: New Chromatin 'Road Sign' Discovered

Histones help to regulate gene expression as part of the chromatin, which sits at the centre of every cell. The discovery of a new histone mark, called H4K91glu, by Dr Xiang David Li and his team opens the way to a better understanding of human health and disease.

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VP(R)'s Picks: Libra's Challenge to the Global Financial System

VP(R)'s Picks: Libra's Challenge to the Global Financial System

Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, has the potential to be a gamechanger for the financial world – on a par with the end of the gold standard in the 1970s, according to Professor Douglas Arner and his colleagues. They have been assessing the regulatory implications.

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VP(R)'s Picks: Discovery of Largest Sun-like Star in Death Throes

VP(R)'s Picks: Discovery of Largest Sun-like Star in Death Throes

Professor Quentin Parker and PhD candidate Vasiliki Fragkou in the Department of Physics discovered the star, confirming astronomical theory and opening pathways to new insights about the universe.

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Vice-President (Research)'s Picks: Understanding the Brain's Role in Balance and Beyond

VP(R)'s Picks: Understanding the Brain's Role in Balance and Beyond

Our body coordinates balance and movement through the inner ear, but it has been difficult to study the extent of the brain’s involvement and importance. A new breakthrough by HKU MRI scientists overcomes this challenge, opening new pathways for research into this critical but poorly understood bodily system.

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Vice-President (Research)'s Picks: Scaling Up Tech Innovation in the Classroom

VP(R)'s Picks: Scaling Up Tech Innovation in the Classroom

The success of e-learning in schools has more to do with pedagogy than technology, as demonstrated in a Faculty of Education study of 10 special education needs (SEN) schools in Hong Kong that were determined to give their students the same learning opportunities as those in mainstream schools.

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