China will launch a new meteorological satellite in the second half of this year, which will be capable of detecting auroras. The satellite, the country's fourth Fengyun-III meteorological satellite, is expected to improve weather disaster forecasting ability as well as environmental monitoring.
Chinese Scientists Breed World's First 'Space Mangoes'[Mar 23, 2017]
The embryonic cells of the mango brought back by manned spacecraft Shenzhou XI last November after the 33-day space mission have now grown new tissues at a lab in South China's Hainan province. These cells were developed under an experiment designed to cultivate a new variety of mango through environmental mutation in space.
New Superbug Could Be Epidemic, Scientists Find[Mar 22, 2017]
Chinese scientists have discovered a new drug-resistant strain of bacteria that can spread stealthily and has epidemic potential. The superbug is a strain of Salmonella typhimurium whose plasmid - mobile DNA that can be easily copied and shared between bacteria - contains the MCR1.6 gene, a newly discovered variant of the drug-resistant MCR1 gene.
Paper Test Determines Blood Type in 30 Seconds[Mar 21, 2017]
Chinese researchers have developed a cheap but accurate and easy-to-use paper test that can determine a patient's blood type in as fast as 30 seconds. After analyzing 3,550 clinical blood samples, the test demonstrated more than a 99.9 percent accuracy rate, and the only inconsistencies occurred in trials with highly uncommon blood types.
Diabetes Drug May Help Treat Breast Cancer[Mar 21, 2017]
Researchers in China have discovered that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of deadly breast cancer. They found that the levels of a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 were significantly elevated in triple-negative breast cancer cells and that this was associated with increased rates of metastasis and shorter survival times.
Chinese, U.S. Scientists Find Protein as HIV Inhibitor[Mar 17, 2017]
Scientists from China and the U.S. have found a protein used against the Zika virus, which could also be used in inhibiting HIV. The scientists said that cholesterol-25-hydroxylase (CH25H) was induced in response to Zika infection, and that its enzymatic product, 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC), was a critical mediator in host protection against Zika, news site chinanews.com reported on Wednesday.
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