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Mimicking biology to shape nanomaterials [Asia Research News 2018 feature]

Researchers utilize cellular proteins to shape silver nanoplates, suggesting an efficient strategy for controlling the nanostructure of inorganic materials.

 
Keep the Light Off: A Material with Improved Mechanical Performance in the Dark

Researchers at Nagoya University find an inorganic semiconductor is brittle when exposed to light, but flexible in the dark.

 
HKBU develops world-first metal-based probes for detection of dopamine receptors, a cancer biomarker

A team at Hong Kong Baptist University has developed the world’s first iridium(III)-based probes for imaging dopamine receptors in living cells. The discovery has enhanced the understanding of dopamine receptors in carcinogenesis, and the findings can be potentially developed as a novel early cancer detection technology.

 
Connecting the dots to unlock brain structure

Mapping genetic influences on connections between neural networks could lead to a better understanding of brain organization and behavior.

 
HKBU scholars invent award-winning portable device for quick and accurate detection of lead contamination in water within 10 minutes

HKBU's award-winning portable device can quickly and accurately detect lead contamination in water.