Dr. ZHU Yan’s group from the Institute of Biophysics investigated what drives clustering in the sociable fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Investigating this process in fruit flies may give us some insight into more complex collective behaviours in other animals.
A group led by Dr. YANG Li from CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health and the collaborators reported an integrated toolkit for direct circular and linear RNA expression analysis from ribosomal-RNA depleted RNA-seq (CIRCexplorer3-CLEAR) updated from the previously-reported CIRCexplorer pipeline.
In a recent study, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) reported well preserved fossil seeds of Apocynaceae from the Lower Eocene Niubao Formation in the central Qinghai Tibetan plateau (QTP), including a new genus, Asclepiadospermum, and two new species, A. marginatum and A. ellipticum.
A research team led by ZHAO Nanjing from Hefei Institutes of Physical Science releazed a new approach to detect water biological toxicity based on the inhibition effect of algae photosynthesis. This work may provide a new method to detect water biological toxicity, ecotoxicological research and rapid detection of toxic substances.
Dr. LIU Keli from Drs. SHI Yufang and WANG Ying's group at the Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health and the collaborators discovered a critical role of stearoyl-coenzyme A desaturase 1 (Scd1) and succinate in promoting beige adipogenesis of adipose precursor cells, providing a new potential target for the treatment of obesity and related metabolic diseases. This finding was originated from the analysis of various mice with deficiency of Scd1, a rate-limiting enzyme for the synthesis of monounsaturated fatty acids.
Recently, a research team led by Prof. LU Xuefeng from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology revealed a new biosynthetic mechanism of fungal natural products. The mechanism allows fungi to synthesize more complex compounds and gain new physiological functions.
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