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Researchers Unveil Transfer and Fate of Microplastics in Wastewater Treatment Plant[Jan 18, 2019]

Microplastics (MPs) are described as plastic particles smaller than five millimeters in size, which might pose serious threat on the aquatic organisms due to its slow degradation and small size. The Ecology Pollution Group in Wuhan Botanical Garden investigated the transfer and fate of MPs in one wastewater treatment plant of Wuhan City, the central of China.

FOXO3;vascular cell;FOXO;

Scientists Generate High-quality Human Vascular Cells Through Genome Editing Technology[Jan 18, 2019]

Scientists from the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University and the Institute of Zoology of CAS have generated the world's first genetically enhanced human vascular cells by targeting a single longevity gene, FOXO3. The findings prove the feasibility of using gene-editing strategies to obtain high-quality, safe human vascular cell grafts and make it possible to scale up and standardize the generation of such cells for therapeutic use.


Two Tiny Beetle Fossils Offer Evolution and Biogeography Clues[Jan 17, 2019]

Recently, an international team led by Dr. CAI Chenyang, from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported two new and rare species of the extant family Clambidae from Burmese amber: Acalyptomerus thayerae Cai and Lawrence, 2019, and Sphaerothorax uenoi Cai and Lawrence, 2019. They are important for understanding the early evolution and biogeography of the family and even for polyphagan beetles.

ocean warming;ocean heat content;global warming

Record Breaking Ocean Temperatures Point to Trends of Global Warming[Jan 17, 2019]

An international team released the 2018 ocean heat content observations on Wednesday. The newly available observations show that the year 2018 is the hottest year ever recorded for the global ocean, as evident by the ocean heat content in the upper 2000m.

Homo;dental fossil;teeth

Dental Study of Juvenile Archaic Homo Fossil Gives Clues About Human Development[Jan 17, 2019]

Most aspects of dental development for a juvenile Homo specimen from the Pleistocene fall within the modern human range, according to research by a group of Chinese and international scientists. The results are useful in helping to identify when modern human-like growth and development first appeared.

fever;immune cell;

Fever Boots Immune Cell Trafficking Through a Thermal Sensory Hsp90-α4 Integrin Pathway[Jan 17, 2019]

Recently, researchers at the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with colleagues, demonstrated that fever promotes T lymphocyte trafficking through heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90)-induced α4 integrin activation and signaling in T cells.


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