Month: November 2016

Chinese microbial collections comprise 182,000 strains, ranking number 4 worldwide

According to Juncai MA, Drector of the Center for Microbial Resources at CAS Institute of Microbiology, counts nearly 64,000 Chinese publications (2001-2015) related to microbiology. His group is constructing the „World Microbial Data Center“, to which presently 710 microbial resource centers in 72 countries have adhered. China Bio news release, November 30, 2016

CAS scientists produce quantum nonlocality from local contextuality

Scientists at the CAS Key Laboratory of Quantum Information have designed a beam splitter which allowed to generate a two-photon Qbit hyper-entangled state with high fidelity. The experimental results show that single-particle contextuality and two-party nonlocality can coexist, essential for device-independent secure communication and for fault-tolerant universal quantum computation. CAS news release, November 30, 2016

China’s University of Science and Technology builds photovoltaic farm””

The focus is on general lighting conditions of three crops (cucumber, bamboo leaf, lettuce), and the main plant physiological parameters observed are soluble protein and sugar content, and root active absorption area. The results show that the use of filter film from March to May is beneficial to crop growth and can help to increase crop yield and improve crop quality. The multi-layer interference filter used does not only select red and blue light, but also also allows passage of the full spectrum diffuse sunlight (about 15% of the unfiltered light). China Bio news release, November 18, 2016

Chinese consortium reaches milestone on plant DNA barcoding

A 22 member group of universities and institutes of the CAS has used the seed and DNA materials collected from the Southwest China Wildlife Germplasm Bank to establish a major plant DNA database. Barcoding was done on 10076 samples, covering 196 families 1292 genera and 3463 species. 5 DNA barcode fragments were used: ITS/ITS2, rbcL, matK and trnH. More than 74,000 DNA barcode sequences entered into a reference database with 110,000 integrated plant photos, for a national wild plant identification information platform. CAS news release, November 28, 2016

Shenzhen Shekou Sewage Treatment Plant builds large-scale membrane bioreactor

China’s municipal sewage treatment is estimabed at 15 million tons/day, providing 5 billion tons of recycled water per year. Membrane processes are preferred; in 2006, Beijing Miyun built China’s first 10,000-ton-scale recycled water plant with a capacity of 45,000 tons/day. The plant was at the time the world’s largest MBR project. China Bio news release, November 24, 2016

Beida Weiming Group puts World’s largest cell preparation center” into operation.”

The Center is located in Hebei’s Qinhuangdao Beidaihe District and will put a focus on cell separation, cell culture, cell expansion, cell preparation and quality control with cells from patients suffering from B lymphocytic leukemia, malignant lymphoma, cancer and other patients with personalized treatment programs China Bio news release, November 18, 2016

CAS Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology develops biomimetic nanocarrier for cancer therapy

The group of Lintao CAI and colleagues has constructed an artificial red blood cell made up from a polymer, hemoglobin and a cationic phospholipid, loaded with doxorubicin. The biomimetic nano-system possesses oxygen-like and oxygen-releasing functions similar to red blood cells and transfers oxygen to the inside of cancer cells, intervening with mitochondrial metabolism and increasing intracellular ATP- and reactive oxygen species (ROS) content. Lethal effects on cancer cells increased by 438%, compared to free adriamycin. CAS news release, November 16, 2016

BGI releases desktop HTP sequencer

The instrument, called Revolocity BGISEQ-500, will be delivered from February, 2017, and is one third less expensive than comparable instruments. It uses advanced combined probe anchor polymerization technology (cPAS) and DNA nanoparticles (DNB) sequencing technology. An icon touch operating system, compatible with automatic sample tracking management, provides optimized process guidance, and a card type sequencing chip integrated into the sequencing kit containing prefabricated high precision micro machining allows for 10 hours of automatic sample loading and sequencing in unattended mode. If equipped with an optional automated sample preparation system, the entire process including sample preparation is complete in 18 hrs. China Bio news release, November 7, 2016

Scroll to top