Month: February 2017

CAS Institute of Biophysics researcher proposes new concept of aging based on “redox-stress response capacity” (RRC)

Prof. Chang CHEN has proposed a new concept based on studies with C. elegans and human fibroblast senescence cells. His results showed that compared with old worms or senescent cells, young worms or young cells could generate more reactive oxygen species (ROS) to activate Erk and Akt signal pathways in response to redox stress. Based […]

China’s acreage for transgenic cotton production reaches 3,37 million ha

China’s largest cotton-producing area is Xinjiang, with about 1,8 million ha. According to the Ministry of Statistics, the cotton-producing area was down by over 11 %, but the the cotton production in Xinjiang alone reached 3.594 million tons and will eventually contribute 2/3 of China’s cotton harvest. The standard cotton is Zhongmian 49″, an insect-resistant […]

China’s technology trade in 2016 reached 1.14 trillion Yuan (166 billion USD)

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, 80 % of this budget targeted Information technology, advanced manufacturing, new energy, biomedicine and other high-tech fields. It was announced that China will build new technology sharing platforms for researchers and implement new laws to protect their intellectual property. China will also encourage companies to build innovation […]

China joins International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and builds field laboratory in the NE South China Sea

The IODP program will involve 33 scientists, 26 from China, others from the US, France and other nations. The scientists will explore the lithosphere extension during the continental breakup, by drilling four sites to a depth of 3,000 to 4,000 meters in the northern area of the South China Sea. CAS news release, February 22, […]

Graphene oxide may be useful for cryopreservation

The ordered arrangement in antifreeze-proteins of the hydrophobic and hydrophilic functional groups protruding in the ice-binding phase facilitates the formation of ice like water, which provides the driving force for binding to the ice surface and inhibits the growth of ice crystal. Researchers from CAS Institute of Chemistry and CAS Institute of Applied Physics in […]

CAS Institute of Materia Medica discovers potential boost for Olaparib in triple-negative breast cancer

Scientists from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) of Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered a role of the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) in maintaining genomic stability, and found that PGAM1 inhibitors have the potential to expand the therapeutic benefits of Olaparib (Lynparza), an FDA-approved drug for treatment ovarian cancer, to a wider range […]

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