Month: November 2017

China’s youngest academician, Tao XU (徐涛)

A biomedical engineer by education, Tao XU is presently Director of the Innovation Center of Instruments and Technologies for Life Sciences at CAS Beijing Institute of Life Sciences. His focus is on membrane and vesicle transport. Born in May 1970, he was a postdoc with Erwin Neher at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and […]

AI-basierter Roboter liefert genaue Daten über den allgemeinen Gesundheitszustand

Der von der Regenerative Medicine Technology Co. und der Zhejiang University entwickelte Roboter besteht aus einem kompakten halbrunden Körper und einem Flachbildschirm. Der Benutzer scannt zuerst seinen QR-Code (WeChat) am oberen Rand des Displays, um sich mit dem Unternehmens zu verbinden, bringt dann die rechte Hand am Körper des Roboters in Position, und der Roboter […]

CFDA proposes law to simplify certification of drugs

According to a CFDA law amendment brought to congress vote, certification of drugs in China might be simplified in the future: 1. permission for manufacture and GMP certificate will be combined in one certificate, and 2. permission for storage (GSP = good storage practice certificate) and sales will also be combined in another certificate. Thus, […]

Cyanobacterial sucrose synthesis is closely linked to glycogen pool

Cyanobacteria such as Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 overproduce sucrose to achieve osmotolerance in saline solution. The teams around Xuefeng LU and Quan LUO at CAS Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), in collaboration with Martin Hagemann at Rostock University, Germany, identified protein Slr1588 as a transcriptional regulator for sucrase activity of the spsA […]

CAS Kunming Institute of Biology launches China-Uzbekistan Global Allium Garden””

The genus Allium (Liliaceae) contains hundreds of species, including onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives, many of them have the smell of garlic and are economically important as crops, medicinal or ornamental plants. The majority of over 500 Allium species are native to the Northern Hemisphere, while a few species are distribute in tropical […]

CAS QIBEBT: Raman-based single-cell analysis for carbon storage

Using algae such as Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Nannochloropsis and others, the group of Jian XU at CAS Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioproess Technology (QIBEBT) has succeeded to quantify, label-free, the amount of starch, protein and triacylglycerol in single microalgal cells. Analysis is based on 13 specific Raman peaks. It works under high throughput and from […]

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