miRNA: “Let’s shoot the messenger!” (II)

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A second layperson’s introduction to the research done by the Mahal laboratory. Before I go into details, let me just explain something known as The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology in simple terms. For the sake of argument, consider yourself,

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Pictorial Review of Hong Kong


My name is Marcus Lam, first year medical student from University of Southampton. This summer, I am conducting an 8 week research project on a Real-Time Computer-Aided Diagnosis System for Colorectal Cancer during Colonoscopy at Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University

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Climbing Fuji-San

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Two words – Absolute Hell. And yet, totally worth it. My climb started at 11am on Monday morning from the 5th station of the Yoshida Trail. We started off slow and just got slower. On average we walked for 5-10

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Take me out to the ball game (Peter does sports?!)


Baseball is as American as stars and stripes and an unhealthy dislike for the monarchy. There is hardly a person on the continent, at least in its north eastern parts, who do not support, watch or have played this quintessentially

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Not a bad commute…


Starts, as do most across the civilized world, with a large thermos flask of something as hot as it is caffeinated. The first stage of my journey is the 10 minute drive to Hillsdale Station. Driving through the archetypal American

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Back to Where it All Began/ 72 Hours in Hong Kong


Whenever someone asks me ‘where are you from?’, I never know what to say. I was born in Hong Kong but I don’t have a Chinese passport. I lived in Brooklyn and had an American accent but I don’t have

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