CUHK Establishes Margaret K.L. Cheung Research Centre for Management of Parkinsonism To Develop Innovative Solutions to Slow Disease Progression
The Faculty builts Hong Kong’s first in vivo multiphoton microscope.
The Faculty of Medicine inaugurated the Margaret K.L. Cheung Research Centre for Management of Parkinsonism. The Center is mandated to conduct transdisciplinary research to help develop therapeutics for preventing or slowing the progression of parkinsonism. It has established registries for early stage Parkinson’s disease and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) in order to develop biomarkers and diagnostics as well as to predict and monitor the progression of these diseases.
The Centre also operates Hong Kong’s first custom-built in-vivo multiphoton microscope, which will greatly enhance the development of therapeutics able to delay the progression of SVD. The Centre also operates cellular and animal laboratories that will conduct basic research on Parkinson’s.