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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.

YU Min; nuclear; nuclear physicist; academician; State Top Scientific and Technological Awards

Chinese Nuclear Physicist Receives Nation's Top Science Award[Jan 10, 2015]

Chinese nuclear physicist Yu Min who was behind the country's first successful hydrogen bomb test won China's top science and technology accolade on Friday. Chinese President Xi Jinping presented the award to Yu, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, at an annual ceremony held to honor the most distinguished scientists and research achievements.

official; candidate; academician; election; membership; yuanshi

Chinese Academy of Sciences Excludes Officials as Academician Candidates[Jan 09, 2015]

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has excluded officials as candidates from the latest round of academician elections in a bid to reduce interference. The CAS has made it clear that civil servants and Party officials are disqualified as candidates, said a CAS statement on Wednesday.

glacial change;glacier;climate change;retreat;SHI Yafeng;global warming;FGI-China;SGI-China

"Second Glacier Inventory of China Dataset" Is Released[Dec 16, 2014]

The Second Glacier Inventory of China (SGI-China) was formally released by the Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI) in Beijing on Dec. 13. It updates an earlier inventory completed in 2002.

space;rover;Mars;manned;space station;rocket

China Exclusive: Countdown to China's New Space Programs Begins[Dec 09, 2014]

China hopes to put a rover on Mars around 2020, complete a manned space station around 2022 and test a heavy carrier rocket around 2030, a top space scientist revealed Sunday. Lei Fanpei, chairman of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the space program, revealed the details in an interview with Xinhua after the launch of CBERS-4, a satellite jointly developed with Brazil, from the Taiyuan base, by a Long March-4B rocket.

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