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Medical breakthrough ; Project hope (29 Mar 2001)


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.

Pearl Report
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2001
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