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induced pluripotent stem cells; stem cell; adult cell; PEI Duanqing mTORC1

Chinese Biologists Find Key Process to Obtain Adult Stem Cells[May 20, 2015]

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced scientists have discovered a new method for reprogramming and obtaining induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), or stem cells derived from adult cells. The latest research by stem-cell biologist Pei Duanqing and his team revealed autophagy, a process in generating iPS, does not play a vital role in reprogramming. Previously, it was believed it did.

Kexue; science marine; submersible; science expedition

China's "most advanced" Research Ship Ready to Serve[Apr 27, 2015]

China's most advanced, independently-made marine science expedition vessel is ready for service after passing official certification Friday, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Development of "Kexue" (science), a 4,700-tonne vessel capable of conducting deep and open sea exploration and research, began in 2007. said a CAS statement.

liquid metal; robot; aluminum; biomimetic mollusk; intelligent machine

Terminator-style Transformable Machine Developed in China[Mar 30, 2015]

Researchers from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the medical school of Tsinghua University found a liquid metal can "eat" substances and then propel itself like a self-fueled motor.

quantum; quantum physics; quantum communication; quantum teleportation

Innovation Encouragement Brightens Economic Prospect[Mar 11, 2015]

Prof. Pan Jianwei, a principal investigator at USTC, led his fellow researchers to successfully double the bandwidth for quantum teleportation, which was published late February in the British journal of Nature and commented by a world-leading quantum physicist Wolfgang Tittel as "impressive."

biosafety; P4 lab; class four pathogens; epidemics

China Sets up First High Security Bio Lab[Feb 02, 2015]

China completed its first high level biosafety laboratory Saturday after more than a decade of construction. The lab, based in Wuhan, capital city of central Hubei Province, will be used to study class four pathogens (P4), which refers to the most virulent viruses that pose a high risk of aerosol-transmitted person-to-person infections.

collagen complex;spinal cord;stem cell;DAI Jianwu

Human Tests Start on Collagen Complex to Repair Spinal Cord Injury[Jan 19, 2015]

Chinese scientists and doctors began a landmark clinical trial in which they use a collagen complex and stem cells to repair damaged human spinal cord. Six patients have signed up for the trial and the first surgery was completed on Friday, said a statement from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Saturday. The research was led by Dai Jianwu, a research fellow with the Institute of Genetics and Development Biology of CAS.

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