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China, Thailand Sign MOU for Cooperation in Polar Science[Apr 07, 2016]

China and Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in polar science research on Wednesday, the State Oceanic Administration of China said. According to the MOU, the two countries will strengthen long-term cooperation in polar marine biology, oceanography, atmosphere and astronomy, geophysics, geochemistry, and other fields.

stem cell;international alliance;precision medicine

Alliance for Stem Cell Technologies Established in Guangzhou[Apr 01, 2016]

An international alliance for stem cell and precision medicines was established in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, on Tuesday, aiming to facilitate international exchange and promote the global industrial development of stem cells. According to industrial figures, the Chinese market value of the stem cell industry will reach nearly $100 billion by 2020.

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China Launches 22nd BeiDou Navigation Satellite[Mar 31, 2016]

China launched a satellite to support its global navigation and positioning network at 4:11 a.m. Wednesday. The satellite, launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, was taken into orbit by a Long March-3A carrier rocket. It is the 22nd satellite in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), which is being developed as an alternative to U.S. GPS.

HFMD;hand-foot-and-mouth disease;human diploid cell vaccine;vaccine

China's HFMD Vaccine in Use[Mar 29, 2016]

The human diploid cell vaccine developed in China is the first against enterovirus 71 (EV71), a primary cause of the hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The vaccine prevented 97.3 percent of testers from contracting EV71, according to the Institute of Medical Biology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the vaccine developer.

neutron reactor;neutron-source reactor;nuclear security cooperation;reactor

China's Low-enriched Neutron Reactor Runs at Full Capacity[Mar 28, 2016]

China has remodified a miniature neutron-source reactor, which is now running at full capacity, according to State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Saturday. This is the first time China has replaced a traditional high-enriched uranium reactor core with a low-enriched one.

popularization of science;science promotion;scientific knowledge;science education;science

China Should Promote Popularization of Science: Political Advisors[Mar 28, 2016]

Members with China's top political advisory body said more should be done to promote science. The advisors said the country has improved the way in which it spreads scientific knowledge over the past years, yet, science education is still lacking, and the public are not very science literate.

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