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Medical / Clinical Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Hong Kong

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  Characterization of new biomarkers for precision management of metabolic diseases
  Prof A Xu
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Bariatric surgery is one of the most efficient ways in reducing the incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related mortality in obese individuals compared with the conventional intensive medical treatment.
  Development of new anti-obese strategies by conversion of white fat to brown fat
  Prof A Xu
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In contrast to white adipose tissue (WAT) that stores energy, brown adipose tissue (BAT) is specialized for energy dissipation and considered as a potential weapon to combat obesity by uncoupling mitochondrial respiratory chain and ATP synthesis.
  Identification of key factors from adipose tissue that mediate obesity-induced diabetes and cardiovascular complications
  Prof A Xu
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Adipose tissue (fat) is a highly heterogeneous and dynamic organ that plays integral roles in metabolic and cardiovascular health.
  Cracking down bacterial infection in bone by new photo-responsive nanoparticles
  Dr K Yeung
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Bio-metals have been extensively used in orthopaedic implantations. However, bacterial infection and unsatisfactory integration at the bone-implant interface remain major post-operative complications.
  Exploiting the true joint progenitor cell for articular cartilage repair
  Prof D Chan
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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
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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.
  Department of Health Technology and Informatics

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The Department of Health Technology and Informatics welcomes applications from high potential candidates with academic excellence, research ability and potential, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study in Hong Kong through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) 2020/21.
  Adipose tissue remodelling in obesity and type 2 diabetes
  Dr K K Y Cheng
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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.
  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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