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Study links mutation that disrupts DNA's electrical signaling to colon cancer

A single missing iron atom in a key DNA repair protein may be the root cause for the development of an aggressive, early-onset form of colon cancer, according to a study jointly conducted by the University of Michigan (UM) Life Sciences Institute, the California Institute of Technology and the University of Southern California.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:48:23

Scientist expects 50% of wheat farmers to use hybrid variety

China is promoting domestically-developed hybrid wheat for commercial purposes, a field which China is way ahead in the world, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 23:03:40

Chinese scientists develop bendable batteries

Chinese scientists say they have invented bendable lithium sulfur batteries, paving the way for producing a generation of flexible smart devices.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/4 12:57:50

China's tuberculosis prevention, treatment better than world average

China's tuberculosis incidence rate fell to 60.5 per 100,000 people in 2017, and the country's tuberculosis prevention and treatment is better than the world average, according to the National Health Commission.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/2 14:59:16

WHO says tobacco use still major cause of death although number of smokers falls

Despite a significant decline in tobacco use worldwide since the beginning of the 21st century, it remains one of the major causes of premature death, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday, marking the World No Tobacco Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/31 14:36:34

Scientists advise Europeans to start eating jellyfish to control its population

Marine scientists have offered their solution to an ongoing population surge of jellyfish: to make the organism more palatable to Europeans so that they could eat the problem away, according to an article carried on Monday by the official website of the German Federal Government.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/29 9:29:37

Night shift may swiftly alter proteins in blood, cause diseases: study

New research published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that staying awake all night and sleeping all day for just a few days can disrupt levels and time of day patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/22 9:40:28

DNA study reveals how peoples migrate to Southeast Asia

The first whole-genome analyses of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia revealed that there were at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/18 8:23:31

Chinese researchers complete genome sequencing of wheat A subgenome

Chinese researchers have completed the genome sequencing of the wheat A subgenome, and generated a high-quality draft of its chromosomes, which could promote genetic improvements in cultivated wheat.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/10 16:44:45

Chinese scientists find insect species mimicking liverworts 100-mln-yrs ago

Chinese paleontologists reported a new lacewing species that can mimic liverworts, which is a rare camouflage in both modern and fossil ecosystems.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 0:50:38