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Chinese Scientists Breed World's First 'Space Mangoes'[Mar 23, 2017]

The embryonic cells of the mango brought back by manned spacecraft Shenzhou XI last November after the 33-day space mission have now grown new tissues at a lab in South China's Hainan province. These cells were developed under an experiment designed to cultivate a new variety of mango through environmental mutation in space.

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New Superbug Could Be Epidemic, Scientists Find[Mar 22, 2017]

Chinese scientists have discovered a new drug-resistant strain of bacteria that can spread stealthily and has epidemic potential. The superbug is a strain of Salmonella typhimurium whose plasmid - mobile DNA that can be easily copied and shared between bacteria - contains the MCR1.6 gene, a newly discovered variant of the drug-resistant MCR1 gene.

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Paper Test Determines Blood Type in 30 Seconds[Mar 21, 2017]

Chinese researchers have developed a cheap but accurate and easy-to-use paper test that can determine a patient's blood type in as fast as 30 seconds. After analyzing 3,550 clinical blood samples, the test demonstrated more than a 99.9 percent accuracy rate, and the only inconsistencies occurred in trials with highly uncommon blood types.

triple-negative breast cancer;breast cancer;AKR1B1;metabolic enzyme

Diabetes Drug May Help Treat Breast Cancer[Mar 21, 2017]

Researchers in China have discovered that a drug used to treat diabetes could be effective against a form of deadly breast cancer. They found that the levels of a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 were significantly elevated in triple-negative breast cancer cells and that this was associated with increased rates of metastasis and shorter survival times.

HIV inhibitor;CH25H;cholesteral-25-hydroxylase;Zika virus

Chinese, U.S. Scientists Find Protein as HIV Inhibitor[Mar 17, 2017]

Scientists from China and the U.S. have found a protein used against the Zika virus, which could also be used in inhibiting HIV. The scientists said that cholesterol-25-hydroxylase (CH25H) was induced in response to Zika infection, and that its enzymatic product, 25-hydroxycholesterol (25HC), was a critical mediator in host protection against Zika, news site chinanews.com reported on Wednesday.

science innovation;innovation project;cutting edge technology

Major Science Innovation Projects Set for This Year[Mar 13, 2017]

China will launch all 15 of its major science innovation projects this year, Minister of Science and Technology said. These projects include cutting edge technologies from quantum computers to advanced manufacturing. Planning on these projects began in 2016 and all projects will be completed by 2030.


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