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Belt and Road;scientific cooepration

Belt of Science, Road for Cooperation[Oct 31, 2018]

As the largest research organization in China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has taken full advantage of its three core functions – in scientific research, education and policy consulting – to play a decisive role in "Belt and Road" Initiative.

Alzheimer;oligosaccharide;brain disorder

China's New Drug Might Give Alzheimer Patients Hope: Lead Researcher[Oct 29, 2018]

GV-971, a multi-targeting oligosaccharide drug developed by a Chinese research group, could give Alzheimer patients hope, lead researcher Geng Meiyu told Xinhua on Thursday. "If everything is confirmed in future studies, this can really give the world new hope," she said.

biodiversity;vertebrate;plant;nature;biomass;protection

Science Editorial: Space for Nature[Sep 18, 2018]

How much of the planet should we leave for other forms of life? This is a question humanity must now grapple with. The global human population is 7.6 billion and anticipated to increase to around 10 billion by the middle of the century. Consumption is also projected to increase, with demands for food and water more than doubling by 2050. Simply put, there is finite space and energy on the planet, and we must decide how much of it we're willing to share. This question requires deep consideration as it will determine the fate of millions of species and the health and well-being of future generations.

Qinghai-Tibet Plateau;expedition;Asia's water tower

Scientific Findings Reveal Qinghai-Tibet Plateau's Past, Future[Sep 11, 2018]

The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, now dotted with glaciers and lakes, was a lot different from what it was like tens of millions of years ago and its landscape may continue to change, according to the findings of Chinese scientists.

glacier;Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Glaciers on Qinghai-Tibet plateau shrink 15 percent in past 50 years[Sep 07, 2018]

Glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and neighboring regions have shrunk by 15 percent in the past half a century, a researcher said. Meanwhile, the permafrost has shrunk by 16 percent, said Yao Tandong, chief scientist of China's second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, when releasing the initial expedition discoveries Wednesday.

single-chromosome yeast;single-chromosome;yeast strain;CRISPR-Cas9;genome-editing

Chinese Scientists Perform Genetic Surgery to Create First Single-chromosome Yeast[Aug 03, 2018]

Scientists at the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology used CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing to create a single-chromosome yeast strain. This study shows that all the genetic information can be concentrated in just one chromosome. It may also pave the way for new man-made species in the future.

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