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Chinese Scientists Find Gene That Increases Corn Yields[Mar 12, 2018]

Chinese scientists have found a gene that can help grow bigger grains of corn to raise yields. The gene, named urb2, is crucial in the growth of grains, according to the research by Henan Agricultural University and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The research results were published in the journal New Phytologist.

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Chinese, American Scientists 'Light up' Lung Cancer Mutations[Mar 09, 2018]

Chinese and American scientists have found a new way to identify non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC), the most common type of lung cancer. They used a radio-labeled chemical tracer to mark certain cancer mutations, which can help determine sensitivity to and the efficacy of a therapy called tyrosine kinase inhibition in NSCLC patients.

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Chinese Universities to Work Together on Polar Research[Mar 09, 2018]

Fifteen Chinese universities will form a joint center engaged in polar research, according the Ministry of Education. The research center has a faculty made up of eight academicians, 94 professors, and 38 associate professors. They will monitor and investigate the conditions of ecology, atmosphere, ocean, and glaciers in the polar regions, by sharing data with the research stations of other countries.

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Brain Can Navigate on Basis of Simply Smells[Mar 09, 2018]

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new "smell virtual landscape" to study how smells engage the brain's navigation system, and the study demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells. The study was published online in the journal Nature Communications.

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China Eyes Development of Liquid Hydrocarbon-powered Reusable Launch Vehicles[Mar 09, 2018]

China is developing a reusable launch vehicle fueled by liquid hydrocarbon which will greatly reduce the cost of launching rockets. The research team has made progress in several key technologies, such as the thrust adjustment, multi-startup and repeated hot-fire engine tests.

TREM2;amyloid beta protein;Alzheimer's disease

American, Chinese Scientists Find New Way to Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's Disease[Mar 08, 2018]

American and Chinese scientists reported on Wednesday in the journal Neuron how a receptor on the immune cell in the brain helps prevent or reduce severity of Alzheimer's disease, a neurodegenerative disorders affecting 47 million people worldwide. The study has shown that a receptor called TREM2 can interacts with toxic amyloid beta proteins to restore neurological function.


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