Two innovative Chinese oral anti-SARS-CoV-2 drugs, Xiannuoxin (simnotrelvir/ritonavir) and VV116 (deuremidevir hydrobromide), were conditionally approved for marketing by China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in late January after urgent review and approval under the Special Examination and Approval of Drugs Policy.
A research team led by Profs. XU Yigang and HE Hongping from the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry has discovered that high ferric iron content is present in agglutinate glass from lunar soil returned by China's Chang'e-5 mission.
Researchers led by Prof. LI Bing from the Institute of Metal Research have developed a new concept for extracting thermal energy from low-temperature waste heat sources and reusing it on demand simply by controlling the pressure, they have proposed and realized a new concept—barocaloric thermal batteries based on the unique inverse barocaloric effect.
The impact of the direction of the chemical bond of colliding molecules on their chemical reactions has been observed in collisions of non-polar molecules for the first time. This observation and its theoretical underpinnings potentially offer a new way to control chemical reactions beyond the traditional chemical-reaction parameters of temperature, pressure and the addition of catalysts.