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Deconstructing Parkinsonism

On 11 April, the Faculty of Medicine established the Margaret K.L. Cheung Research Centre for Management of Parkinsonism with a generous donation from Ms. Cheung Kam-ling Margaret. The centre aims at unravelling disease mechanisms and developing early detection methods and therapeutics of Parkinsonism by combining the strength of clinician scientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, radiologists and engineers. The centre will establish registries for early stage Parkinson’s disease in Chinese subjects to collect data for predicting and monitoring disease progression. The team of the centre has also developed Hong Kong’s first custom-built in vivo multiphoton microscope to advance the research.

This article was originally published in No. 537, Newsletter in May 2019.