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Interviews and Slideshows

Professor Yi Guan and Assistant Professor Huachen Zhu Ph.D.

"MERS Virus in Camels, Outbreaks in Humans"

In recent years, several MERS outbreaks have been reported in the Middle East. The disease was also transmitted to countries beyond the Middle East, for example the recent outbreak in South Korea, with an approximate fatality rate of 35%. It has been known that dromedary camels also called Arabian camels are a common host for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus (CoV). A growing body of evidence shows that the Arabian camels are the mostly likely source of the MERT-CoV that caused the MERS outbreaks in humans. A group of international scientists took and studied samples from more than 1,300 camels in Saudi Arabia, the country most affected by MERS, between May 2014 and April 2015. Professor Yi Guan and Assistant Professor Huachen Zhu Ph.D. from the School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, together with their colleagues, published their research findings in Science. In this Scientists Q&A Interview, Professor Guan and Assistant Professor Zhu provided us with more insights on their research as well as measures that could effectively prevent the transmission from the dromedary camels to humans.

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Dr. Tao Liu

"An enhanced lithium air battery"

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Fan Yang, Ph.D.

"Body's response to spicy foods guides design of new pain relief drugs"

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Professor Long Xiao

"China's Moon Mission Exposes Lunar Layers"

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Patrick Wong, Ph.D.

"Neural efficiency and language learning"

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Ling Cao, Ph.D.

"China's aquaculture and the world's wild fisheries"

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Tim Roberton

"Creating Trust in the Time of Ebola"

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Dr. Xinjiang Kang

"Grafted neurons and Parkinson disease"

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Dr. Sheng Xu and Dr. Yihui Zhang

"Miniaturized mobile health monitoring"

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Dr. Wangpeng Shi

"Gut parasites may prevent locust swarms"

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Dr. Jun Yao

"Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles"

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Dr. Beili Wu

"Ready for its close-up: One of HIV’s entrance points"

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Professor Guifan Sun

"New risk model highlights arsenic risk in China’s groundwater"

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Professor Zhexi Luo

"Fossil evokes an old mammal with new tricks"

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Dr. Xing Xu

"Before settling on two wings, birds had four"

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Dr. Siqi Zheng

"Bullet trains may improve quality of urban life in China"

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Dr. Min Yu

"Circulating tumor cells get wanderlust"

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Dr. I-Kuan Wang

"Hypertension in pregnancy increases risk of end-stage renal disease"

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Dr. Shiyou Ding

"For biofuel production, fungi trumps bacteria"

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PhD Candidate Yazhuo Gong

"The latest progress of black-based iris recognition of East Asians"

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PhD Candidate Yadong Sun

"Too hot to live in the Triassic"

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Dr. Shuijin Hu

"Fungus ousts carbon from the soil"

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Dr. Tianle Yuan

"Air in North America full of foreign dust"

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Dr. Pei-Hui Lin

"Protein repairs cell damage in muscle dystrophy"

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Xia Zhou, M.D.

"Rethinking a 'healthy' vagina"

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Dr. Ping Wu

"For ex-addicts, a drug-free way to prevent relapse?"

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PhD Candidate Zhengzheng (Sophia) Liang

"Honeybee genes linked to bold behaviors"

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Dr. Wei Peng

"Skip the hamburger before surgery"

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Dr. Yifeng Liao

"Carbon layer holds clues to improving metal hip replacements"

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Dr. Deng Tao

"Tibetan Plateau a cold cradle for Ice-Age giants"

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Dr. Charles Xie

"Computational experiments for science education"

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Dr. Xiaohong Wan

"Expert or amateur? Brain scans can tell"

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Dr. Xinyao Liu

"Microbes reprogrammed to ooze oil for renewable biofuel"

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Dr. Xiao-Jing Yan and Dr. Xiao-Wei Zhang

"Arsenic Trioxide Controls the Fate of the PML-RARalpha Oncoprotein by Directly Binding PML"

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Dr. NJ Tao

"New imaging technology brings trace chemicals into focus"

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Dr. Chao Li

"New picture of ancient ocean chemistry argues for chemically layered water"

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Dr. Zhang Fusuo

"Chinese soils acidifying due to fertilizer"

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Dr. Jiwen Fan

" Pollution alters isolated thunderstorms "

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Dr. Fenglin Niu

"San Andreas affected by 2004 Sumatran quake"

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Dr. Zhou-Feng Chen

"Researchers identify itch-specific neurons in mice, hope for better treatments"

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He Feng

"'Motion picture' of past warming paves way for snapshots of future climate change"

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Dr. Yi-Yuan Tang

"Of body and mind, and deep meditation"

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