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G protein-coupled receptor;GPCR;GCGR;arrestin;glucagon;parathyrold hormone

Scientists Reveal Common Activation Mechanism of Class B GPCR[Jun 27, 2017]

Scientists from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM) of Chinese Academy of Sciences made progress in discovering a common mechanism for activation of class B GPCRs through studying ligand-independent activation of GPCR. This study was published in Journal of Biological Chemistry and was chosen as the cover issue.

olefins;DMTO;methanol-to-hydrocarbons;ssNMR;NMR spectroscopy;reaction mechanisms;catalyst

DICP Scientists Reveal Fundamental Mechanism of DMTO Process[Jun 21, 2017]

The research team led by Prof. LIU Zhongmin and Prof. WEI Yingxu in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) reveals the fundamental mechanism of Dalian methanol to olefins (DMTO) process.

shrew;new species;phylogeny;morphomettrics

A New Species of Small Mammal Found in Yunnan[Jun 26, 2017]

Mammalogists from the Kunming Institute of Zoology of Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered a new shrew species, and revalidated the species status of another one in Yunnan, China. The results illustrated that Chodsigoa parca from eastern and western banks of the Mekong River were genetically and morphologically distinct from each other, which supported the existence of a new species.

rechargeable;dual-ion battery;lithium-ion battery

Novel Integrated Configuration Design for Flexible and Ultrafast Rechargeable Dual-ion Battery[Jun 26, 2017]

Recently, a research team led by Prof. TANG Yongbing from Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, developed an integrated configuration design for flexible and ultrafast rechargeable dual-ion battery. This novel cell configuration enhanced the rate capability significantly while maintaining high energy density and cycling performance.

mitochondrial flash;mitoflash;synaptic plasticity;long-term memory;memory

Mitochondrial Flash Signals Long-Term Memory at Neuronal Synapse[Jun 27, 2017]

Recently, a collaborative study led by Dr. BI Guoqiang at University of Science and Technology of China of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dr. CHENG Heping at Peking University (PKU) revealed the essential role of dendritic mitochondrial flash in transforming short-term synaptic plasticity into long-term plasticity, which is known to be the cellular correlates of long-term memory.

organic tactile perception;organic synaptic transistor;biological synapeses;signal processing

Scientists Develop a Neuron-inspired Organic Tactile Perception System[Jun 23, 2017]

Scientists from key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) have carried out systematic studies in the area of organic electronics in recent years. By creating the bionic/electronic interface in OFET, researchers demonstrated an organic synaptic transistor which emulates the single processing functions of biological synapses.

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