Month: July 2021

30-7 CAS Institute of Zoology applies genome editing to turn adult macaques into phenotypic models of Parkinsons’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD), with a prevalence of 2%–3% in people >65 years old, is the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder worldwide [1]. It is typically characterized by a cluster of specific motor symptoms, including bradykinesia, rigidity, postural instability and tremor. The existing classic monkey PD models, which are induced by the administration of neurotoxins such as […]

28-7 CAS DICP develops improved catalytic methanation of biomass at temperatures below 200 C

WANG Feng and colleagues at the CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have developed a new method of carrier oxygen defect-mediated direct methanation of biomass, which achieves highly selective conversion (82 – 99%) of biomass resources, including lignocellulose, to methane under mild conditions (<200°C)  DOI:

28-7 China’s basic research expenditures average annual growth rate is 16.9 %

According to Wang Zhigang, director of the Ministry of Science and Technology, China’s original innovation capacity in science and technology has improved significantly. Basic research expenditures have increased rapidly, with an average annual growth rate of 16.9%, and the share of basic research in R&D expenditures has exceeded 6% for the first time. The level […]

2021/07 Chinese researchers achieve brain map of macaque monkey in micron resolution

The brain of higher primates comprises nearly 1014 nerve cells with delicate and complex connections among them. To fully understand how the brain functions, it is essential to have a high-resolution map showing how the nerve cells are organized and connected within the brain. BI Guoqiang and LAU Pakming at the CAS University of Science and Technology […]

27-7 Nanjing completes „Fire Eye Laboratory“ for COVID19 testing of up to 2 million people a day

Following the recent confirmation of a domestic case of the COVID19 in the city, a laboratory is being built at Nanjing International Expo Center. It covers an area of ​​8,000 square meters and is equipped with 12 hard-type and 15 soft-type balloon units, with a fully automatic filling processing system and a high-throughput automatic nucleic […]

18-6 Carbon prizing will accelerate China’s energy transition away from coal

A systematic evaluation of the national carbon pricing effect on phasing out China’s operating coal plants has been conducted by a collaborative research team from the Institutes of Science and Development of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD), North China Electric Power University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, and Beihang University. Using […]

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