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HKBU invents novel MRI contrast agent for Alzheimer's disease diagnosis


(From left) Miss Wang Xueli, Research Assistant of the Department of Chemistry,Professor Ricky Wong Man-shing, Professor Li Hung-wing

(From left) Professor Li Hung-wing , Professor Ricky Wong Man-shing

The research team has invented a novel nanomaterial for Aβ imaging

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) scientists have invented a novel contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which enables real-time visualisation and detection of the size and number of amyloid-beta in the brain, a main hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The invention offers hope for early detection and large-scale routine screening of AD. It can also help to assess the efficacy of drugs used to treat it.

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