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Chinese researchers identify new autism risk gene

Chinese researchers have discovered the functions of a gene that regulates brain functions and that its deficiency can potentially cause autism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/28 22:38:40

Scientists find key gene related to primates' growth, lifespan

Chinese scientists have identified a gene playing an important role in regulating the development and lifespan of primates through genome-editing technology and experiments on monkeys and human stem cells.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 11:54:36

Scientists create cellular map to explain mechanism for nasal infection

American researchers have developed the first global cellular map of a human barrier tissue during inflammation, leading to a novel mechanism that may explain what sustained chronic rhinosinusitis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/23 7:28:12

American scientists develop gene therapy for blinding disease

American scientists have developed a gene therapy in treating a form of eye disease that progressively robs people of their sight and peripheral vision before blindness develops.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:17:31

Scientists find new antibiotic candidate in human body

American and Italian researchers found a new antibiotic candidate in the human body, offering a potential in developing new drug that could be used as antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:17:04

Wheat genome sequence completed with Chinese contribution

The world's first genome sequence on bread wheat has been completed with the help of Chinese scientists.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 21:58:40

Substance in toad skin could help scarless healing: research

Chinese scientists have discovered a substance in toad skin which could help promote skin tissue regeneration and repair, thus helping wounds heal without scars.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 15:13:32

Tibetan sheep can transmit human plague originating from marmots: study

Chinese researchers found that Tibetan sheep, making up about one-third of China's total sheep population, could transmit deadly bacteria to humans.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/17 8:19:35

Chinese scientists find key gene to save fertilizer for crops

Chinese scientists have found a key gene in crops that make them more efficient in utilizing nitrogen fertilizer, which will help reduce the use of fertilizer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/16 14:28:10

Chemicals in vegetables can prevent colon cancer in mice: study

A study published on Tuesday in the journal Immunity revealed how vegetables like kale, cabbage and broccoli help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/15 8:49:02