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β-arrestin;brown adipose tissue;BAT

Researchers Find Novel Roles of β-arrestin-1 in Brown Adipose Tissue[Jun 21, 2016]

Brown adipocytes have attracted much attention because of their capacity to counteract obesity and metabolic disease. Prof. PEI Gang's lab at Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology (SIBCB), Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) of Chinese Academy of Sciences found that β-arrestin-1 contributes to brown adipose tissue (BAT) function. Further studies showed that β-arrestin-1 directly interacts with PPARa/γ (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor a/γ) and modulates their transcriptional activities, providing potential regulatory pathway for BAT function.

N-nitrosodimethylamine;NDMA;Dimethylamine;DMA;sorption;microporous mineral;microwave-induced degradation;water treatment

Microporous Minerals Remove NDMA from Aqueous Solution[Jun 21, 2016]

The sorptive removal technology can transform NDMA to less harmful and small molecular degradation products, and completely eliminate secondary pollution of existing treatment options for NDMA removal and the regeneration of NDMA.


FJIRSM Researchers Reveal Integration of Metal-organic Frameworks into an Electrochemical Dielectric Thin Film for Electronic Applications[Jun 14, 2016]

Prof. CAO Rong and his research group from Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have developed a facile strategy by which interpenetrated crystalline metal-organic framework films were deposited onto conductive metal-plate anodes via in situ temperature-controlled electrochemical assembly.

Neolithic paddy soil;Long-term rice cultivation;16S rRNA gene pyrosequencing;bacterial community;functional gene diversity;GeoChip

Neolithic Paddy Soil Reveals the Impacts of Agriculture on Microbial Diversity[Jun 21, 2016]

A group of scientists from China and USA led by Professor Yongguan Zhu, from Chinese Academy of Sciences, obtained buried Neolithic paddy soil and an adjacent, currently-cultivated paddy soil from a National Heritage Site, in Tongxiang, Zhejiang province in eastern China. By using high throughput metagenomics technologies, they examined microbial composition and functional diversity between these two sets of samples. They discovered that the currently cultivated soil contained about 10-fold more microbial biomass than the buried one.


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