Science News Corner
Science News Corner of the Hong Kong Science Museum is an information centre for exhibiting scientific research projects of local universities, new discoveries and the latest technologies. It helps to keep the public informed of the latest science news.
The contents of the Science News Corner are changed regularly. The public's preference will determine the topics. You are invited to vote on your favourite project(s) for the next exhibition topic of the Science News Corner.
Critical features of ideal drug include effective cellular uptake, and sustained release. While most of the conventional drugs are struggling to acquire these two characteristics, nanoparticle carrier based nano-medicine provides a feasible solution to simultaneously achieving enhanced cellular uptake and sustained drug release. In addition, nanoparticles as multifunctional carriers, could be modified with certain antibodies on surface, in order to develop target medicine.
The research team of the Chinese University of Hong Kong has developed a novel nanoparticle-drug system in which the nanoparticle carrier can self-decompose after the release of inner drugs. Such carriers can be easily excreted from the body without causing any side effect. This system enables drug's release in a controllable manner in order to elevate the drug efficacy.
Exhibition information is provided by Professor Li Quan and her research team of Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, and Professor Lin Ge and her team of School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Exhibition will be on show from 15 January 2016.
Monitoring Hong Kong's Urban Heat Island (Jun 2014 - Sep 2015)
Soybean Homecoming (Apr 2013 - Sep 2013)
Painless Vaccination (Nov 2012 - Mar 2013)
Computer Transformation - Transform Smartphones or Notebook Computers into Robots (May 2012 – Oct 2012)
Technologies Enhancing Patient Care (Sep 2011 - Apr 2012)
"CardioSentinal": A 24-hour health care and monitoring system (Apr 2011 – Oct 2011)
Nanotechnology (Jun 2011 – Aug 2011)
Life in the Universe (Aug 2010 - Mar 2011)
Transgenic Fish for Rapid Monitoring Estrogenic Pollution (Mar 2010 - Aug 2010)
Bio-hydrogen Production from Wastewater (Sept 2009 - Feb 2010)
Science of Human Locomotion (May 2009 - Sept 2009)
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain (Dec 2008 - May 2009)
Artificial Intelligence and Railway Engineering Works Scheduling (Jun 2008 - Dec 2008)
Palmprint Identification system (Jan 2008 - Jun 2008)
Cochlear implants - offering a hearing world for the hearing-impaired (Aug 2007 - Jan 2008)
Discoveries on Reproduction, Development and Growth: From Gamete to Adult (Apr 2007 - Aug 2007)
Grapefruit Forms Bone? (Sept 2006 - Mar 2007)
DNA Technologies for Chinese Herbs Authentication (Apr 2006 - Sept 2006)
Health Benefits of Tea (Dec 2005 - Apr 2006)
Ozone Application (Jul 2005 - Dec 2005)
Virtual Aquarium (Dec 2004 - Jun 2005)
Climate and Sea-level Changes in Hong Kong During the Past 500,000 Years (Jul 2004 - Dec 2004)
Photocatalytic Technology for Air and Water Purification (Mar 2004 - Jul 2004)
Extremes of the Universe (Nov 2003 - Feb 2004)
Fruit Fly - Drosophila (Jun 2003 - Oct 2003)
Automatic Face Image and Sketch Recognition (Jan 2003 - May 2003)
Plant and Fungal Biotechnology (Oct 2002 - Dec 2002)
Nanotechnology (Jun 2002 - Sept 2002)