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Medical breakthrough ; Project hope (29 Mar 2001)

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Highlights some medical breakthroughs in Hong Kong. In 1995, Poon Wai-sun (Division of Neurosurgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong) introduced a new kind of surgery to treat Parkinson's disease at about the same time similar treatments were developed in the West. In 2000, Chan Tak-mao (Nephrology Division, University of Hong Kong) introduced a new treatment for SLE. Dennis Lo Yuk-ming (Chemical Pathology Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong) began looking for DNA in plasma in 1994 that helps to check for pregnancy and detect Down's Syndrome in babies.

Program: 
Pearl Report
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2001
Station: 
TVB
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