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Molecules capable of killing cancer discovered: study

Specific molecules called suicide RNA molecules can trigger a mechanism where it not only prevents cancer cells from becoming resistant to them, but also eliminates multiple genes that cancer cells need to survive, researchers at US Northwestern University (NU) have discovered.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/24 9:16:42

Chinese scientists plant corals undersea

Deep in the silent sea, Huang Hui can hear only bubbles gurgling from her oxygen tank. She can only see a few meters around her, feeling small and alone.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/23 13:41:38

E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses: experts warn

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to a new study, published this week in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/22 8:17:33

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