China's first self-developed carbon ion therapy facility has been put into clinical use for cancer patients, according to its developers. The medical facility was co-developed by the Institute of Modern Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a subsidiary company. It was approved by China's National Medical Products Administration in September 2019.
Chinese scientists have for the first time systematically measured the depth of the seven major lakes in Hoh Xil, Qinghai Province, the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It would provide a data base for the research of regional water resource utilization and sustainable development.
Researchers from the Institute of Automation under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and other collaborators developed a new neuroimaging biomarker for schizophrenia identification, prognosis and subtyping based on abnormal striatal function.
Chinese researchers have disclosed that soil water content is improved when the plant species community composition is increased. The research is expected to be helpful for selecting suitable plant species by keeping the management of agriculture and forestry balanced.
A study jointly conducted by researchers from eight countries has uncovered the origin of Lyman-alpha blobs (LABs), the enormous clouds that emit mysterious ultraviolet radiation. The study, which can shed new light on the origin of galaxies, has been published in the journal Nature Astronomy, according to the Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
An asteroid made a flyby of Earth earlier this week at a distance of about 144,000 km, the closest pass by a minor planet observed through telescopes. Researchers at the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered the asteroid on March 19 and reported it to the MPC. As of March 22, the object had been spotted by 15 international observation stations.
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