Month: November 2022

BSA-magnetite “nanotorpedo” – a useful tool for doxorubicin drug delivery A team around WANG Junfeng has developed a “nano torpedo” to deliver doxorubicin (Dox) molecules encapsulated by a self-assembled nanocage of six BSA subunits to cells for tumor therapy, reducing toxic side effect.Present drug delivery systems, inorganic nanocarriers and protein system still have limitations, typically the biological toxicity of inorganic nanoparticles and the low drug loading efficiency of […]

Researchers at Kunming Institute of Botany achieve ab-initio biosynthesis of cocaine in tobacco A team led by Shengxiong Huang at the CAS Kunming Institute of Botany has used a combination of transcriptome analysis, molecular biology, and organic chemical synthesis to solve the long-standing century-old problem of cocaine tropane backbone construction and achieved the ab initio construction of cocaine synthesis pathway in tobacco.

Report: Opportunities for hydrogen production with CCUS in China In a 75 page report in English distributed through the International Energy Agency IAE the China’s Hydrogen Alliance offers scenarios to use hydrogen produced from coal and gas and combined with CCUS for CO2 storage. Cost of hydrogen production with CCUS are estimated around 1.6 US$ per kg H2. The report contains a list […]

Nuclear heating advances in China In Haiyang City, Shandong Province, the State Power Project “Warm Nuclear No. 1” nuclear heating supply project has recently started low-temperature test operation. This is the largest nuclear heating supply project in the country, covering an area of less than 5 million square meters in the urban area and serving 200,000 residents. In Dalian, […]

Unmanned rice farm in Guangdong completes harvest The first unmanned rice farm in south China’s Guangdong Province reaped a harvest of late-season rice, with the whole harvesting process completed by two self-driving harvesters and a self-driving grain truck. After the harvesters gathers rice in the fields, they send signals to the grain truck to let it know their exact location. The grain […]

China puts a new focus on wetland ecosystem protection including video China, in 1992, became a party to the Ramsar Convention, an intergovernmental agreement dedicated to the conservation and rational use of wetland ecosystems. Since then, China has established a legal framework for wetlands conservation and issued a series of policies to increase protection. Over the past decade, China has added or restored […]

Traffic jams with frequent brake use generates aerosols with health risks A research team from Yang-Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) and National Taiwan University (NTU) has found that not only the concentration of particulate matter (PM) but also its composition significantly affects health risks. The team monitored air quality near a busy road in Taipei City for one month and found that organic aerosols, iron, manganese, […]

Terrestrial protected areas offer a thermal buffer against climate change

http://DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abo0119 A study led by scientists from the CAS Institute of Atmospheric Physics, iNanjing University of Information Science and Technology, the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre Europe (UNEP-WCMC Europe) and the Forest & Nature Lab at Ghent University in Belgium it turned out that, as compared to nonprotected areas that are often […]

SPACE – a new fast system for directed evolution A team from several institutions throughout China has developed a novel system for rapid and extensively parallelizable evolution of biomolecules by introducing spatial dimensions. M13 phages and chemotactic Escherichia coli cells were closely inoculated onto a semisolid agar. The phages came into contact with the expanding front of the bacterial range, and then comigrated with the bacteria. […]

China’s CO2 emissions per GDP become less According to initial calculations, China’s CO2 emissions per unit of GDP in 2021 was 3.8% lower than the previous year, and 50.8% lower than the cumulative total since 2005. Non-fossil energy accounted for 16.6% of primary energy consumption. The installed capacity of wind and solar power generation was 635 million kW. coal consumption per […]

Scroll to top