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Symposium held in San Francisco to explore application of Chinese medicine overseas

An international symposium was held Sunday to focus on the latest developments in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and explore ways to expand its application outside China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 20:19:35

China launches research on blood control target among diabetics patients

China on Sunday launched a five-year medical research program on the blood pressure control target for adults with type 2 diabetes to reduce cardiovascular and death risks.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/25 17:54:22

Sleep could help fight against infection: study

Sleep could enhance the target ability of immune cells inside human body to help fight off infection, a recent study said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 16:50:26

Revolutionary new method for creating disease resistant crops: research

A global collective of scientists have drastically streamlined the time it takes to find and introduce disease-resistance genes from wild plants into domestic crops such as rice, wheat and potato, a research revealed on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 14:30:26

Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases

A Chinese hospital on Thursday launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/10 16:42:02

US, Chinese universities partner in diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia

The University of Michigan (UM) Medical School has partnered with Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) in developing a portable DNA sequencer to diagnose ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critical care patients.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 11:19:13

American scientists develop HIV vaccine for non-human primates

American scientists have developed an experimental HIV vaccine strategy that works in non-human primates, which lends clues to identifying target and dosage for potential HIV vaccine for humans.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:38:24

New vaccine significantly reduces toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease: study

US researchers have developed a DNA vaccine that successfully held off Alzheimer's disease in animal tests. The vaccine, if proven safe and effective in human trials, could reduce dementia cases by half.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/25 22:36:28

40 million diabetics might face insulin shortage by 2030: study

As the morbidity rate of type 2 diabetes keeps increasing, about 40 million people with the disease will not have access to insulin for treatment by 2030, a recent study from Stanford University suggested.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/24 13:24:18

More than 60% of Chinese people view gene editing therapeutics favorably

On November 9, 2018, China's first public opinion poll on the therapeutic use of gene editing was released today, with a condensed English version entitled “Report on Chinese Public Attitudes on Gene Editing”. The report was conducted by the Key Laboratory of Public Opinion in Big Data Analysis and Simulation of Guangdong Province at Sun Yat-Sen University. The majority of the Chinese general public currently accepts the therapeutic use of gene editing to treat or prevent genetic disease in adults and children — and rejects non-therapeutic uses, such as increasing IQs, as applications that should be illegal.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/11/9 17:13:26