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  Adipose tissue remodelling in obesity and type 2 diabetes
  Dr K K Y Cheng
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Due to the changes in lifestyle and environment, the incidence of obesity has rapidly increased over the last two decades.
  Investigating the pathogenesis of pancreatic beta cell dysfunction in type 2 diabetes
  Dr K K Y Cheng
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Normal glucose levels is tightly controlled by the actions and secretion of insulin. After a meal, pancreatic β-cells secrete insulin, which not only promotes glucose uptake in skeletal muscle and adipose tissues but also inhibits glucose production in the liver.
  Deciphering protective factors for intervertebral disc degeneration for mechanistic insights and intervention potentials
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) can lead to a diversity of problems including low back pain and sciatica as two very painful symptomatic outcomes.
  Exploiting the true joint progenitor cell for articular cartilage repair
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Articular cartilage facilitates the frictionless motion of synovial joints. However, once damaged from trauma or excessive loading in daily use, repair is very poor leading to osteoarthritis (OA), a huge medical and social burden.
  Ligament and tendon repair using a specific population of joint progenitor cells
  Prof D Chan
Applications accepted all year round

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Ligaments and tendons stabilize the musculoskeletal system, controlling mobility. Anterior cruciate ligament in knee joints restrict the dimension of joint movement, while Achilles tendon transmit forces from calf muscle to bone enabling locomotion of ankle joints.
  Biomedical Research @ HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

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 The Li Ka Sing Faculty of Medicine invites applications from high caliber students for research studies (for the degrees of Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy) in three rounds of admission exercises each year.
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