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Climate Reconstruction Using Blue Pine Tree Rings Reveals Drought History of Trans-Himalaya of Nepal[Nov 08, 2018]

Researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden developed a 405-year long (1611–2015C.E.) tree-ring chronology of blue pine from the Dolpo area of the trans–Himalayan region in Nepal to reconstruct drought variability in that remote region. The researchers reconstructed drought for the past 319 years (1697 to 2015C.E.) based on the well-replicated part of a P. wallichiana ring-width chronology.

metallic glass;flow unit;flow;glass transition;mechanical deformation;property optimization

Flow Units: Dynamic Defects in Metallic Glasses[Nov 08, 2018]

Recent studies found that amorphous materials are intrinsically spatially and temporally heterogeneous, which implies the possibility to identify the dynamic defect in a glass. Metallic glass (MG) with many unique properties is considered as a good model material for its relative simple structure. .


People with Schizophrenia and Anhedonia Exhibit Reduced Ability to Anticipate Pleasurable Events in Future[Nov 07, 2018]

Dr. Raymond Chan from the Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (NACN) Laboratory, CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, together with Department of Psychology, the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, has collaborated with Prof. Ann Kring from the University of California, Berkeley, to examine prospection and anticipatory pleasure experience in patients with schizophrenia and individuals with social anhedonia.

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Prospective Memory in Patients with Schizophrenia can be Remediated by Training Involving Implementation Intention[Nov 07, 2018]

Drs. WANG Ya and Raymond Chan from the Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (NACN) Lab, CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, worked with their collaborators to examine whether II could improve PM in patients with schizophrenia using a randomly assigned clinical trial. They recruited 42 community schizophrenia patients, and randomly assigned them to a II group and a control group, with 21 patients each. The two groups were well matched on demographic or clinical variables.

PDE10A;social behavior;partial loss;MIR137;ASD

Inhibition of PDE10A Rescues Impaired Social Behavior with Partial Loss of MIR137 in Mice, Study[Nov 07, 2018]

In a recent study, researchers from the Institute of Zoology, together with Dr. JIN Peng from the Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, generated a miR-137 conditional allele to examine the impact of miR-137 loss of function in vivo.

galaxy;sky survey;redshift;SDSS

Chinese Astronomers Find More Clusters of Galaxies[Nov 07, 2018]

Scientists from the National Astronomical Observatories of China found more than 26,000 new nearby clusters and 1500 massive clusters in the distant Universe, which was a significant supplement to previous cluster catalogs. Clusters of galaxies are the largest gravitationally bound systems in the Universe, which consist of hundreds to thousands of galaxies, embedded in diffuse hot gas and dark matter.


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