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microalgae;triacylglycerol;fatty acid

Scientists Produce Designer Oils in Industrial Microalgae[Dec 01, 2017]

A research team led by Prof. XU Jian from Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reconstructed an in vivo model of TAG synthesis in the industrial oleaginous microalga Nannochloropsis oceanica.

electrocatalyst;energy storage;absorption energy

Activity Descriptors for Electrocatalysts in Energy Storage Applications[Nov 29, 2017]

Under the environmental concerns, ammonia production and lithium-air batteries are proposed to replace fossil resources. Designing high-activity catalysts for electrochemical conversions is challenging. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai University reviewed some representative activity descriptors to screen high-activity catalysts in future high-throughput calculations and experiments.

astrocyte;L-lactate;neural information flow;decision making;anterior cingulate cortex

Astrocytic L-Lactate Signaling Facilitates Amygdala-Anterior Cingulate Cortex Synchrony and Decision[Nov 29, 2017]

Prof. WANG Liping and Prof. TU Jie from Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with researchers from City University of Hong Kong, recently discovered a new role of astrocytes in one of the basic cognitive functions - decision making.

Zinc (Zn);cyclic guanosine 3′;5′-monophosphate (cGMP);root tips;auxin;Arabidopsis

Excess Zn Leads to Auxin Accumulation in Root Tips in Arabidopsis[Nov 29, 2017]

In a new study published in Environmental and Experimental Botany, Prof. XU Jin and his team of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported that excess Zn leads to auxin accumulation in root tips.

Secondary cell wall;repressor;regulatory pathway;biosynthesis;lodge resistance;rice

IGDB Scientists Found an Uncanonical CCCH-tandem Zinc Finger Protein Repressing Secondary Wall Synthesis in Rice[Nov 29, 2017]

The group of Prof. ZHOU Yihua from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, recently reported that an uncanonical CCCH-tandem zinc finger protein IIP4 negatively regulates secondary synthesis, its repressive effect is attenuated by translocating IIP4 from the nucleus to the cytoplasm through phosphorylation.

perovskite solar power source;nano-cellular scaffold;solar power source;wearable electric device;solar power

Scientists Advance Wearable Large-Scale Perovskite Solar-Power Source[Nov 28, 2017]

Recently, Professor SONG Yanlin and cowokers from Institute of Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a nano-cellular scaffold for interfacial layer to architect optical resonant cavity and mechanical buffer layer in flexible perovskite solar cells. The nano-cellular scaffold innovatively solve the critical challenges of reproducibility and stability of large-area flexible perovskite solar cells. It is the first time to practically fabricate a wearable solar power, which can supply power for multifunction electronic devices with a variety of body movements.

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