Charting a New Course for a Happy Old Age[Feb 10, 2017]
Scientists from IGSNRR created an index to mark China's "long-life" provinces and towns using data from China's sixth national population census in 2010 and the results of surveys that measured the levels of trace elements in water, soil, crops and the hair and fingernails of centenarians in different locations.
Q&A with Bingfang Wu, Head of Digital Agriculture Division, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences[Feb 10, 2017]
In the face of climate change, many developing countries need better technology to help them predict crop yields to ensure secure sources of food. The Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth offers a solution with "wall-to-wall" measurements of agronomic and climatic conditions - all made available through its CropWatch web service. The scientist who runs it, Bingfang Wu, visited the UN's Commission on Science and Technology for Development, convened by UNCTAD in Geneva, Switzerland on 23-25 January, to discuss what the service has to offer.
Scientists in Manchester revealed Wednesday they and their Chinese colleagues had found a new avenue to explore in the search for the causes of neurodegenerative diseases that are becoming big killers in the 21st century.
A prestigious Spanish award was given to U.S. ecologist Gene Likens and Dutch scientist Marten Scheffer for their work in helping understand the responses of ecosystems to human-induced alterations of the environment, it was announced Tuesday. Two Chinese members were on the jury -- Lei Guangchun from the Beijing Forestry University and Lu Yonglong from the Department of Environmental Studies at the Chinese Academy of Science.
Search Continues to Save Injured Finless Porpoise[Feb 09, 2017]
Search efforts are underway to save an injured finless porpoise, an endangered mammal similar to the dolphin, in the Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake. On Tuesday, hydrobiology experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences joined the search team consisting of volunteers and fisheries staff of east China's Jiangxi Province.
Chinese Scientists in Rice Breakthrough[Feb 08, 2017]
Rice blast is a fungus and a major scourge in China and worldwide. Local scientists said yesterday they had identified a plant gene which can help fight rice blast — a major global disease that savages crops — and reduce the use of harmful pesticides.
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