A research team led by scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has discovered that a protein found in the human body could potentially be developed as an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (AD).


The team, led by Prof. Nancy IP, Dean of Science, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Molecular Neuroscience and The Morningside Professor of Life Science at HKUST, in collaboration with Prof. Eddy LIEW from the University of Glasgow and Prof. Baorong ZHANG from Zhejiang University, has found that the protein interleukin-33 (IL-33) ameliorates cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease-like pathology. The groundbreaking study was conducted at HKUST and the results have just been published in the prestigious scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS). Read More...  


Prof. Nancy IP (front row, middle), Prof. Amy FU. (front row, second right), Prof. Tom CHEUNG (front row, second left) and other research team members
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