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splicing;mRNA;mouse spermatogonia;meiosis;BCAS2;germ cell

Scientists Discover BCAS2 Involved in Alternative mRNA Splicing in Spermatogonia and the Transition to Meiosis[Jan 25, 2017]

Recently, a work led by Prof. LI Lei in Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported that BCAS2 is involved in alternative mRNA splicing in mouse spermatogonia and the transition to meiosis. In fact, BCAS2 is a small protein conserved in organisms and may play important roles in several processes including pre-mRNA splicing and DNA damage.

cycleotide nucleotide-gated channel;CNG channel;CNG;signal conversion;eukaryotic

Scientists Determine First High-resolution Structure of Eukaryotic Cyclic Nucleotide-gated Channel[Jan 25, 2017]

A team of scientists from the Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Columbia University and Tsinghua University recently determined the first high-resolution three-dimensional structure of a eukaryotic CNG channel. This structure provides unprecedented insights into CNG channel properties, how CNG channels open and close and how genetic mutations of CNG channels cause blindness. The study was published online in Nature.

indium gallium nitride;laser diode;green laser diode

Interface Engineering for Green Indium Gallium Nitride Laser Diodes[Jan 24, 2017]

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed an interface engineering thermal treatment of indium gallium nitride (InGaN) quantum well active regions in green laser diode (LD) structures. The resulting laser diodes had a low threshold current density of 1.85kA/cm2 under continuous-wave operation at room temperature.

sensors;nanomaterials;graphene;semiconductors

Chinese Scientists Publish Invited Review in Catalysts[Jan 24, 2017]

As for both industrial manufacturing and environment monitoring, it is becoming increasingly urgent and significant to develop gas environment detection, in which gas sensor that is based on catalytically-sensing mechanism is considered as the most important device. Recently, LIU Jinyun and Prof. MENG Fanli were invited to jointly publish a review on catalytic sensitive electronic devices in journal Catalysts

Karst area;post-agriculture succession;SOC;C accumulation;C dynamics

SOC Content May Recover Rapidly Following Agricultural Abandonment in Karst Region of Southwest China[Jan 22, 2017]

Researchers in the Institute of Subtropical Agricultural selected two post-agriculture succession sequences including grassland, shrubland, secondary forest and primary forest, measured SOC and other soil physicochemical variables in the soil depth of 0-15 cm, investigated the direction and magnitude of SOC dynamics and the underlying mechanisms following agricultural abandonment in a subtropical karst area, southwest China.

Fejervarya chiangmaiensis sp. nov.;Fejervarya;Cryptic species;Thailand

Scientists Discover New Species of Genus Fejervarya-Fejervarya chiangmaiensis sp. nov. in Northern Thailand[Jan 23, 2017]

During a field survey conducted from June to September, 2013, in the farmland of Ban Monjong and Omkoi District in northern Thailand, the research team led by Dr. CHE Jing at Kunming Institute of Zoology of Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered a new species of Fejervarya, which was named Fejervarya chiangmaiensis sp. nov.

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