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viral invasion;antiviral;host defense

Chinese Researchers Reveal How Cells Prevent Viral Invasion[Apr 11, 2017]

These viruses can bypass the body's anti-viral defence mechanism in a variety of ways. A research team from Zhejiang University discovered that cellular nutrient and density status regulate antiviral host defence. The research result was published online in journal Nature Cell Biology.

underwater mission;ROV;operated underwater vehicle

China Proves Itself with 3,000-meter Underwater Mission[Apr 11, 2017]

Chinese technicians have, for the first time, controlled a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to reach about 3,000 meters beneath the sea's surface in the South China Sea and successfully carried out a series of tests recently. The success of tests showed that China has gained the ability to carry out rescue work and marine engineering missions within 3,000 meters beneath the sea's surface.

Yuanwang-7;Yuanwang;space monitoring

Chinese Tracking Ship Yuanwang-7 Begins Space Monitoring Mission[Apr 11, 2017]

Chinese space tracking ship Yuanwang-7 started its maritime space monitoring and communication mission for Tianzhou-1, China's first cargo spacecraft, on Monday morning. Yuanwang-7 is sailing into the Pacific Ocean, the first time for the ship to carry out a journey independently. During its maiden voyage in July 2016, the ship was accompanied by Yuanwang-6. The vessel is also expected to perform emergency response and scientific tasks after reaching its destination in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday.

Arctic;scientific research;Norway;cooperation

China Highlights Greater Arctic Role[Apr 10, 2017]

China will contribute more to the exploration and development of the Arctic especially in infrastructure and scientific research, experts said at a meeting in Shanghai on Saturday. China has been deeply involved in infrastructure, especially in railways, ports and telecommunications, which can contribute to the exploration and development of the Arctic.

scallop;genome sequencing;bilaterian

Scientists Complete Genome Sequencing for Scallop[Apr 10, 2017]

Scientists led by the Ocean University of China have completed the genome sequencing of the scallop, which may help find crucial clues for people to understand animals' origin and evolution. The sequencing project started in 2012. The scallop was found to have preserved many bilaterian ancestral genes and ancestral groups.

celastrol;thunder god vine;artemisinin;obesity

Chinese Scientists Discover Compound to Tackle Obesity[Apr 10, 2017]

Chinese scientists have extracted a medicinal compound from the natural herb, thunder god vine, which targets cell metabolism and could help tackle obesity. The research team led by Zhang Xiaokun, professor with the College of Medicine at Xiamen University, found that celastrol from the thunder god vine could clear inflamed mitochondria from cells to alleviate inflammation.

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