Antibiotic resistance genes have been spread by human activity over 4,000 miles of coastal waters in China. The study was published in Nature Microbiology. Researchers led by ZHU Yongguan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences studied 90 sediment samples from 18 estuaries.
Leafflower moths have a special relationship with leafflower trees, of the genus Glochidion. The trees produce male and female flowers in April and May. Most insects overlook them by day, perhaps because they don't produce nectar. Scientists here report a previously unrecognized basal seventh pollinating Epicephala lineage—associated with the highly derived leafflower clade Glochidion—in Asia.
Scheduled to start operating in 2023, the Huairou synchrotron will be a so-called fourth-generation low-emittance synchrotron with the ability to concentrate X-rays into the 10 nm range. DONG Yuhui deputy manager for the planning and construction of the synchrotron and also a professor at the Institute of High Energy Physics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, says, "The knowledge gained can yield innovative new commercial products."
Springer Partners with the Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences[Feb 04, 2017]
Springer, one of the leading publishers in the fields of science, technology and medicine, will launch the new journal of the Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEECAS) - Aerosol Science and Engineering (ASE) - as of January 2017. It will be published quarterly by Springer both electronically and in print. The journal joins Springer's Chinese Library of Science, a collection of more than 90 high-quality Chinese research journals.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered that the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) helps cancer cells repair their DNA and found that inhibiting PGAM1 sensitizes tumors to the cancer drug Olaparib (Lynparza). Their findings are published in The Journal of Cell Biology, and suggest that this FDA-approved ovarian cancer medicine has the potential to treat a wider range of cancer types than currently indicated.
China to Build World's Brightest Light Source Facility[Jan 23, 2017]
China plans to build a next-generation synchrotron radiation facility in Beijing, according to a researcher from Chinese Academy of Sciences, one of the country's top research institutes. Dong Yuhui, the researcher, said that the project is expected to start construction in Nov next year and will be completed within six years. The total investment will reach 4.8 billion yuan ($698.4 million).
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