A team from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences completed a high-altitude expedition in the Himalayas as part of the Second Comprehensive Scientific Expedition of the Tibetan Plateau.
A research team from the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources determined dust sources for the three glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau and analyzed the transport mechanism of the primary dust sources.
A research team from the Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources collected data of 5-cm soil temperature underground during the freezing periods from 1977 to 2016 on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to better understand the changes in thermal conditions of the active layer.
Up along the path from an altitude of 4,950 meters on Mount Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest mountain, some fragments of rocks with metal luster shined by the roadside. "The rock samples here contain rare metal elements and the samples from different altitudes can help us understand the distribution layers of rare metals here," said Liu Xiaochi, an associate researcher from Institute of Geology and Geophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Chinese scientists have found a solution to inhibit the occurrence of cytokine release syndrome (CRS) triggered by cancer immunotherapy, according to a recent paper published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. The CRS, also known as cytokine storm, is an overreaction of the immune system. It happens as an adverse effect of certain types of immunotherapy, such as CAR T-cell therapy, which can efficiently treat malignant tumors while stimulating immune cells to release plenty of inflammatory cytokines, thus leading to CRS.
Snow and ice samples were collected on Mount Cho Oyu, the world's sixth-highest peak, for the first time, in a bid to unveil more about the environmental changes in this exceptionally high-altitude region, the Chinese expedition team said Monday. The day before, an 18-member expedition team successfully reached the summit of Mount Cho Oyu, also known as Mt. Qowowuyag, which soars to 8,201 meters above sea level, to carry out scientific research. It was the first time that Chinese scientists had scaled a peak exceeding 8,000 meters in altitude apart from Mt. Qomolangma, the world's highest summit.
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