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China breaks hybrid rice output record

Chinese hybrid rice has set a new world record recently, according to the China National Hybrid Rice R&D Center, with Chinese scientists carrying out their tests on a pilot field in North China's Hebei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/16 22:33:39

Scientists unveil first genome-wide study of ancient human in China

Chinese and foreign scientists have unveiled their findings in the first genome-wide study of an ancient human in China -- a 40,000-year-old individual from Tianyuan cave near Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/14 13:39:04

Chinese scientists reveal why Zika virus causes microcephaly

Chinese researchers said Thursday they might have solved the mystery of why the Zika virus causes microcephaly, a birth defect marked by small head size that can lead to severe developmental problems in babies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/29 9:59:27

Chinese scientists spot genetic way to clean up contaminated rice

A prominent Chinese rice expert recently announced that he and his research team have made a breakthrough in removing cadmium from rice, which could make the grain safer and cleaner.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 21:28:40

Newly found protein could help detect brain disease

Researchers have discovered a protein that could help diagnose a degenerative brain disease commonly found in athletes, veterans of military service and others who have experienced brain trauma, a new study published on Tuesday showed.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/27 20:08:40

Scientists find potential new way to target Ebola: US journal

Scientists have found a potential new way to attack Ebola, the deadly virus ravaging West Africa just two years ago, according to a study published Tuesday in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 8:53:40

US researchers identify new treatment to reverse cleft palate in mouse pups in-utero

Researchers at the University of Utah say they have identified a new treatment to reverse this defect in mouse pups in-utero, potentially opening the door for similar treatment to prevent this common birth defect in people.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/26 10:53:19

Molecular identified as key to suppress inflammation in brain

New research at the University of California, San Francisco, or UCSF, has discovered a molecular key to the ketogenic diet's apparent effects on patients with epilepsy and other neurological illnesses.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 7:26:04

Researchers identify "add-ons" key to protein interaction

Researchers in the United States and Germany have discovered a part of protein molecules that could be key to find how proteins interact with each other inside living cells to carry out specialized functions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 7:44:28

Spicy foods could lead to weight loss: study

A new study from US Arizona State University (ASU) led by two Chinese scientists showed the first promising link between capsaicinoids, the active ingredient in chili peppers, and one's energy-burning ability.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 7:29:52