Month: October 2015

„135“ will put a strong focus on photovoltaic, biomass and wind energy

The upcoming 13th Five-Years Plan is expected to boost investment in biomass, photovoltaics and wind energy. China’s installed photovoltaic capacity reached 30 Gwatt of photovoltaic power plants + 5,71 GW of distributed PV power generation. It is expected that installed photovoltaic capacity in China could reach 100 Gwatt by 2020. Wind power installed capacity was 9,16 GWatt by mid-2015 and shows double-digit growth. China Bio news release, October 29, 2015

China will launch a personalized medicine R&D program in „135“ (13th Five-years plan).

As disclosed during a Health Industry Innovation Forum on Oct. 28, the Chinese government will install a personalized medicine R&D program in the next 5-years plan. The plans for „precision medicine“, as the Chinese term goes, will include the construction of medical centers of excellence including demonstration centers, and overall expenditures in the range of 60 billion Yuan before 2030 are said to be planned for this field. China Bio news release, October 29, 2015

„Healthy China“ could become national strategy during „135“

According to China’s Social Security Institute, „healthy China“ could become a major national policy during the next 5 years plan. China’s markets for health, healthcare institutions and hygiene could exceed 10 trillion Yuan (1,3 trillion €) not including the creation of healthy environments, diet, physiotherapy, and fitness. China Bio news release, October 23, 2015

Chinese international consortium solves genome analysis of adzuki bean

Adzuki bean (Vigna angularis), an important legume crop, is grown in more than 30 countries, as an important source of starch, digestible protein, mineral elements, and vitamins. By whole-genome shotgun sequencing through a consortium including BGI, 450 Mb (83% of the genome) was assigned to the 11 chromosomes of adzuki bean by using a single nucleotide polymorphism genetic map. A total of 34,183 protein-coding genes were predicted. CAS news release, October 15, 2015

Analysis of prehistorical teeth shows that the earliest modern humans lived in China

The discovery of 47 human teeth in a cave in Hunan province provides evidence that the earliest modern humans lived in East Asia. After geological dating and analysis, it was found that the teeth belonged to Homo sapiens living between 80,000 and 120,000 years ago, 30,000 to 70,000 years earlier than in the eastern Mediterranean and Europe. CAS news release, October 15, 2015

CAS Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology develops „nanothermometer“ for intracellurlar temperature sensing, applications to cancer diagnostics

The nanothermometer is composed by CdSeS quantum dots and polymer materials (poly(methyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid, PMMA-co-MAA), detecting pH and ionic strength within a live cell through monitoring how emitting materials change their optical properties depending on their environment. CAS news release, October 15, 2015

China will improve measures to prevent cardiovascular diseases

China counts presently nearly 300 million patients with cardiovascular diseases, with upward trends. In a review by authors from the National Cardiovascular Diseases Clinical Research Center and sponsored by the Ministry of Science in the British „Lancet“ journal, a comprehensive evaluation of present medical practices and clinical research is provided, which shows much room for improvement and contains policy recommendations which might enter into „135“. China Bio news release, October 14, 2015

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