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Frontier Research and Breakthrough
Issue 1 - 2019

New understanding to memory formation mechanism

It has been widely recognised that N-Methyl-D-asparte (NMDA) receptors are the most important receptors in mediating the formation of memory. But a research led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) shows that it is the release of cholecystokinin (CCK), which is controlled by the NMDA receptor (NMDAR), enables the memory formation.

Nanotwin deformation pattern in stainless steel revealed

The deformation transitions of multiscale nanotwins (NTs) in austenitic stainless steel is discovered, contributing to the development of materials with higher strength and ductility.

Reveal the correlations between gene therapy vectors and toxicity

A joint-research by CityU and Harvard Medical School has revealed that the toxicity of adeno-associated virus (AAV), which is commonly used as a vector in gene therapy, is correlated with the cis-regulatory sequences which control gene expression in the virus genome.

New Approach Improving Stability and Optical Properties of Perovskite Films

A new and efficient fabrication approach is developed to produce all-inorganic perovskite films with better optical properties and stability, enabling the development of high colour-purity and low-cost perovskite LEDs with a high operational lifetime.

A biomarker for categorizing colorectal cancer patients

A new biomarker is developed to detect lymph-node metastasis (LNM) in patients with T1 Colorectal cancer (CRC) more accurately.

New nanogenerator harvests water energy with slippery surfaces

By combining two seemingly different technologies, researchers have developed a new triboelectric generator with enhanced energy harvesting efficiency.

Effectively Collecting tiny droplets for biomedical analysis and beyond

Inspired by naturally occurring biological processes, such as the ability of some insects to use surface tension to walk on water, researchers from CityU team has developed an innovative method for moving and collecting micro-droplets without energy input. The findings may shed light on applications in detecting disease-causing bacteria and preventing the spread of disease.

Shortcut strategy for screening compounds with clinical potentials for drug development

A “shortcut” found by a collaborated research led by CityU can potentially reduce the time and costs of developing new drugs by sorting out the high potential candidates out of a long list of chemical compounds.

New technology saves energy in mobile networks

A research team at CityU has developed a new technology for optimizing mobile network design which reduces the energy consumption of the base stations by 4.5%.

Non-destructive-testing based inspection system for defects in wall-covered pipes

A pioneering non-destructive-testing based inspection system can detect corrosion in buried and wall-covered pipes which are over 70 metres long.

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