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2011-03-29 07:00:00

BIOVISION, LYON, France, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Institut Pasteur of Shanghai announces today the creation of its global biotech accelerator company Advance BioChina. Advance BioChina is an R&D-focused for-profit organization that positions itself as the gateway to China for global biotech companies. Advance BioChina co-invests with global biotech companies into Shanghai-based Joint Ventures. Advance BioChina will incubate and develop up to 25 companies over the next 5...

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2011-03-27 10:30:00

Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1. A study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Chinese Academy of Sciences used satellites, outbreak data and genetics to uncover an unknown link in Tibet among wild birds, poultry and the movement of the often-deadly virus.Researchers attached GPS satellite transmitters to 29 bar-headed geese "“ a wild species...

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2011-02-17 12:45:23

Scientists have discovered that a community of seaweeds and worm-like animals lived in a quiet deep-water niche under the sea about 600 million years ago near what is now Lantian, which is a small village in Anhul Province of South China. The scientists identified about 15 different species at the site, in addition to the ancient versions of algae and worms. The researchers said that the fossils suggest that morphological diversification of macroscopic eukaryotes may have occurred only tens...

2011-01-13 07:35:00

BEIJING, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On December 29th 2010, the Sixth High Level Forum on China's Headquarters Economy, hosted by Beijing Academy of Social Science, and co-organized by China Center for Headquarters Economy Research of Beijing Academy of Social Science and Beijing Fangdi Institute of Economic Development, was held in Guangzhou, China. Chengdu Chenghua district, Shijiazhuang Qiaodong District, Yongkang City of Zhejiang, Zhongguancun Fengtai Science Park, Beijing Air...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

SHANGHAI, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical-device research and development outsourcing company, with operations in China and the United States, today announced the winners of its fourth annual Life Science and Chemistry Awards at a ceremony held at the China World Hotel in Beijing. Awards were given in medicinal chemistry and natural products. Junqi Yan, Vice Chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the...

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2010-09-21 10:35:00

The recent discovery of water on the Moon may have a serious impact on future plans for lunar based astronomy.  Space scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have calculated that the scattering caused by molecules vaporized in sunlight could heavily distort observations from telescopes mounted on the Moon. "Last year, scientists discovered a fine dew of water covering the Moon. This water vaporizes in sunlight and is then broken down by ultraviolet radiation, forming hydrogen and...

2010-06-30 04:53:00

BEIJING, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - 2010 Partnership With TWOWS Aims to Improve Participation and Recognition of Women Scientists in the Developing World The Elsevier Foundation announced today that it has awarded the 2010 New Scholars grant to the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW), formerly the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) - for two programs: the National Assessments and Benchmarking of Gender, Science,...

2010-04-06 15:00:00

NANCHONG, China, April 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Nano Silicon Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ANNO) ("American Nano" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of Micro-Nano Silicon, a basic raw material for detergents and other applications in the chemical industry, announced today that the Company has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences...

2010-03-12 09:49:00

Scientific publisher goes global MELVILLE, N.Y., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today that it is opening a new office in Beijing, China - the first part of a multi-phase plan to expand globally. An official grand opening of the new China office is planned for June. Beijing was the logical first step in this global expansion, say AIP officials, because China is second only to the United States as the largest source of scientific...

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2009-12-24 12:51:55

Famous for its antioxidant properties and role in tissue repair, vitamin C is touted as beneficial for illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer and perhaps even for slowing the aging process. Now, a study published online on December 24th by Cell Press in the journal Cell Stem Cell uncovers an unexpected new role for this natural compound: facilitating the generation of embryonic-like stem cells from adult cells. Over the past few years, we have learned that adult cells can be...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'