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Cellular mechanism protects organs during iron deficiency: study

Researchers at Northwestern University (NU) Medicine have discovered that a protein called tristetraprolin (TTP) is activated during iron deficiency, and lowers iron usage to match availability and prevents mitochondrial dysfunction,
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:09:43

Long non-coding RNA may play role in fat metabolism: study

Researchers at Northwestern University (NU) have identified that thousands of lincRNAs, long non-coding RNA molecules produced by so-called "junk DNA", may in fact play an important role in fat metabolism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/22 7:07:55

99-million-year-old baby snake fossil to go on tour in China, US

A 99-million-year-old fossil of a baby snake trapped in amber found in Myanmar will be displayed in China and the US next summer, the research team said Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 22:33:41

Park launched in Shanghai to study monkey cloning

A brain science research park that focuses on the study of monkey cloning was launched on Wednesday in Shanghai to promote the industrialization of such technology.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 22:33:40

Vitamin supplements do not improve heart health: study

Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis published in the latest issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/16 8:39:19

Study explores possible therapy to fibrotic diseases

A study of Northwestern University (NU) has identified a trigger of some fibrotic diseases and an experimental compound to treat it.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:27:43

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects: study

A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, a study in mice by researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:24:47

Chinese scientists find gene that determines skin complexion, cold weather endurance

Chinese scientists have discovered a special gene that controls skin color and resist cold temperatures, a breakthrough that is expected to support research on skin diseases.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 22:23:40

HBV carrier delivers food to CEOs of meal delivery companies in protest of discrimination

A hepatitis B virus (HBV) carrier has delivered food to CEOs of two major meal delivery companies to protest against their discriminatory hiring policies against the group.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 21:38:39

Gibbon skull found in grandma's tomb of 1st Chinese emperor, sheds light on pet-raising history

Researchers confirmed Monday that an ancient species of gibbon, a type of ape, whose bones were uncovered in a burial pit built thousands of years ago in Northwest China, is extinct.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 22:03:39