Prof. Yung Wing-ho and Prof. Ke Ya, Professor and Associate Professor of the School of Biomedical Sciences and the Gerald Choa Neuroscience Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), held a press conference on 4 July 2017. In the press conference, the professors announced their unveiling of the intricate processes of motor memory formation taking place in the brain, which explained how higher animals master a new motor skill and helped understand the malfunctions of the nervous system in Parkinson’s disease, stroke and many other motor disorders so that better therapies could be developed. The findings have been recently published in the top international scientific journal Nature Communications.

Please click HERE for the full coverage of the press conference and HERE for the related coverage on CUHK Newsletter.

Prof. So Hon-cheong, Assistant Professor of the School, has recently published an article titled “Analysis of genome-wide association data highlights candidates for drug repositioning in psychiatry” in another top international scientific journal Nature Neuroscience. The research led by Prof. So has generated a list of drugs that may potentially be repurposed to treat psychiatric disorders. Prof. So and his team hope that this approach can be applied to other complex diseases, especially those with few known treatments, providing additional choices of medications.

Please click HERE for full coverage of the press release.

 

 
(From left) Prof. Ke Ya, Prof. Yung Wing-ho and Dr. Owen H. Ko, Clinical Lecturer of Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

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