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nervous system;thalamus;nuclei;neocortex;mammalian brain

Scientists Reveal Spatiotemporal Regulation of Thalamic Nuclei Formation[May 14, 2018]

Recently, Dr. WU Qingfeng's research group at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and the University of Pennsylvania, found that the remarkable coupling of patterning, cell division and cell fate specification in a spatiotemporally specific manner to form distinct thalamic nuclei.

beer;CHIL;prenylchalone;hop;plant

Chinese Scientists Uncover Novel Components in Prenylated Flavonoid Biosynthesis in Hops[May 15, 2018]

Recently, researchers from WANG Guodong's group in the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, together with collaborators, identified and characterized two non-catalytic chalcone isomerase-like proteins that facilitate high efficiency XN/DMX production in H. lupulus through enhancing the catalytic efficiency of structural enzymes and stabilizing synthetic intermediates.

herbal teas;diversity;traditional use;healthcare benefits

A Billion Cups' Consumption: The Diversity, Traditional Uses, Safety Issues and Potential of Chinese Herbal Teas[May 14, 2018]

The study team from Kunming Institute of Botany, led By Dr. YANG Xuefei, complemented by a quantitative survey in an important tea market in Kunming, summarized the current knowledge of plant species used as herbal teas by different cultural groups in different regions of China.

Annonaceae;Wuodendron;polyalthia litseifolia;deciduous tree;new genus;plant

Wuodendron: a New Genus of Annonaceae Reported[May 14, 2018]

In a recent field investigation, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and South China Botanical Garden collected a material of P. litseifolia, which enabled them to conduct a molecular phylogenetic study to assess the taxonomic affinities of this enigmatic species. The researchers conducted detailed morphological comparison with related taxa, studied newly generated DNA sequence data and molecular phylogenetic evidence.

time;time frequency;frequency anomaly;adaptive Kalman filter algorithm

Researchers Detect Atomic Clock Frequency Anomaly by Adaptive Kalman Filter Algorithm[May 14, 2018]

Researchers from the National Time Service Center made progress in time-keeping theory and method. The study is significant for keeping China’s time reference. It introduces how to detect an atomic clock frequency anomaly by using an adaptive Kalman filter algorithm, improving on the traditional mathematic model algorithm.

global warming;silk road;climate change

Scientists Demonstrate Climate Change along Millennium Silk Road in 1.5°C and 2°C Warmer Worlds[May 11, 2018]

Scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics demonstrated both mean and extreme climate changes using the ensemble mean of CMIP5 models. The comparison of mean and extreme climate changes under 1.5°C and 2°C global warming scenarios highlights the impacts that can be avoided by half a degree less global warming.

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