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  • 17 Jan 2023
    Small molecule offers great therapeutic potential for restoring vision
    Researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have identified and demonstrated for the first time a therapeutic small molecule, M1, that can restore the visual function in the mammalian central nervous system (CNS), offering hope for patients with optic nerve damage such as glaucoma-related vision loss...
  • 13 Dec 2022
    Research Team co-led by Dr Geoffrey Lau discover a new drug candidate for epilepsy treatment
    A research team co-led by Dr Geoffrey Lau has recently identified and developed a new drug for treating temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), which is one of the most common types of epilepsy worldwide. Although patients can be treated by existing medications, many of them remain unresponsive to drug treatment. Hence, new medications and drug targets are needed...
  • Hong Kong Brain Bee Competition finalists visited labs of CityU Neuroscience
    3 Aug 2022
    Hong Kong Brain Bee Competition finalists visited labs of CityU Neuroscience
    The Department of Neuroscience is committed to share the latest advance in brain research with the bright minds of our next generation. A laboratory visit for secondary school students was hosted by NS on 28 July 2022, during which finalists of the Hong Kong Brain Bee Competition 2022 have learned about the latest development of epilepsy research and neuronal imaging...
  • 5 May 2022
    CityU scientists reveal new neurocircuitry essential for animals to sense environmental cues of imminent danger
    Inborn defensive behaviours, such as flight, freeze and fight, are crucial for animals to survive in a dangerous environment in nature. Neuroscientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) recently revealed the essential neurocircuitry that is fundamental for animals to perceive and integrate environmental cues to initate defensive behaviour...
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    1 Oct 2021
    Graphene-electrode array for brain map remodeling of the cortical surface
    A person’s cortical map is shaped by their early development and experiences. Study of such maps can help identify and treat sensory disorders. Existing techniques for brain mapping require placement of penetrating electrodes which is time-consuming and risks brain damage. Mr. Minseok Lee and Dr. Sungchil Yang from City University of Hong Kong and colleagues made arrays of electrodes using graphene membranes and constructed sensory maps of rats and mice by placing these arrays directly on the cortical surface.
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    19 Aug 2021
    Animal experiments demonstrated the need for new cochlear implant design for localising sound directions
    Cochlear implants help deaf patients in hearing, yet the current technology remains far from perfect. A research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has shown that neonatally deafened rats could be trained with cochlear implant stimulation to restore the ability to locate the directions of sound origins. The finding implies that shortcomings in current cochlear implant technology, rather than the lack of auditory experience in early childhood, maybe the reason why cochlear implant patients usually have poor spatial hearing performance.
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    18 May 2021
    CityU wins 12 awards at Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days, the highest number among all universities in Hong Kong
    Researchers from CityU won the highest number of awards among all universities in Hong Kong at IGED 2021, including a Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, five Gold Medals, three Silver Medals and three Bronze Medals, demonstrating the excellence of the research carried out at CityU.
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    5 May 2021
    Novel Neural Prosthetic Devices for Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Dr Eddie Ma Chi-him, Associate Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Laboratory Animal Research Unit (LARU) at CityU, is currently developing novel neural prosthetic devices that could improve patients’ motor symptoms and improve their quality of life.
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    3 May 2021
    Discovering the Neural Mechanisms Between Chronic Pain and Cognitive Deficits
    Professor Li Ying, Chair Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Department of Biomedical Sciences, has achieved breakthroughs by unveiling the secrets of brain molecules and tissue – astrocytes and myelin – in the central nervous system.
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    28 Apr 2021
    From Memory Formation to Treatment of Brain Disorders
    How memories are formed has long been a fundamental question for neuroscientists. Studies by Professor He Jufang, Wong Chun Hong Chair Professor of Translational Neuroscience in the Department of Neuroscience and Department of Biomedical Sciences, have shed light on the crucial role of a key neuromodulator, called cholecystokinin (CCK), in memory forming in the neocortex.
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    22 Feb 2021
    CityU excels on global top scientists list
    According to metrics compiled by Stanford University, over 140 CityU faculty members are listed among the top 2% of the world's most highly cited scientists, reflecting the high academic standard of our faculty and our excellent research performance.
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    26 Nov 2020
    Vision Impossible!
    Professor Sir Colin Blakemore delivered his talk in the President’s Lecture Series: Excellence in Academia.
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    Sep 2020
    Life in the brain lane – neuroscience for a new era
    Powering up positive change for a better society is an overriding driver at CityU. By forging a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary hub for the study of the brain and the central nervous system, our new Department of Neuroscience will contribute to professional education and translational research for improving people’s lives.
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    1 Jul 2019
    New Department of Neuroscience
    We are pleased to announce that a new Department of Neuroscience has been established on 1 July 2019 under the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences.

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