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HKBU scholars to introduce world-first array of compounds for detection, imaging and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

浸大學者首創認知障礙症檢測、成像和治療化合物系列 後天分享研究成果

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder, it is incurable and the underlying cause is still not well understood. Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Chemistry scholars have developed a new class of multifunctional compounds that can be used for detection, imaging, and thus treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Their discoveries have been granted four US patents and a patent by the Chinese government.

The research team was led by Professor Ricky Wong Man-shing and Associate Professor Dr Li Hung-wing of the Department of Chemistry of HKBU. The new compounds they developed have been proved able to detect Alzheimer’s disease related proteins in human fluids in trace amounts sensitively, accurately, rapidly and at a low cost. Its characteristics also serve as a good imaging agent for understanding the pathogenesis of the disease. The compounds have a high potential to serve as a novel alternative non-invasive tool for population-wide screening for the disease.

The team will meet with the media on Thursday to share the findings. Details of the sharing session are as follow:

Date:      4 January 2018 (Thursday)
Time:      11 am
Venue:    SCT 909, 9/F, Cha Chi-ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus (old campus), HKBU, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Mainly in Cantonese


You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above event.

認知障礙症(又稱阿茲海默症)是現時沒有方法治癒的腦神經退化疾病,其致病成因未明。香港浸會大學的化學學者研發出一系列全球首創的多功能化合物,可用於檢測、成像和治療阿茲海默症。這項新發明已獲得四項美國專利和一項中國專利。

研究團隊由浸大化學系黃文成教授和副教授李紅榮博士率領,他們的研究證實,這種新開發的化合物,可以低成本、超靈敏、快速地檢測人類體液內所存在與阿茲海默症相關的蛋白物。化合物亦可用作顯影劑,監測體內阿茲海默症的變化,更深入理解該症的發病機理。新檢測工具可作為一種嶄新的、非侵入性的方法,用於全民疾病篩查工具。

團隊將於後天與傳媒會面,分享他們的研究成果,詳情如下:

日期:    2018年1月4日(星期四)
時間:    上午11時
地點:    九龍塘窩打老道 浸會大學善衡校園(舊校)
       查濟民科學大樓  九樓SCT909室
語言:    廣東話為主


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