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Mongolian Genome Sequenced By Chinese Researchers
2011-12-21 09:56:44

Researchers, led by Zhou Huanmin, earlier this week claimed that they have finalized sequencing for the genome of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, Xinhua News Agency is reporting. Huanmin, the project leader and head of the biological research lab at the Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, said Sunday that this was the first individual genome sequencing of a Mongolian. The scientists, from Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), and Inner Mongolia University for the...

2011-12-19 14:35:32

Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities (IMUN) and BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, jointly announced the first complete sequencing of Mongolian genome. This genomic study will help researchers to better understand the evolutionary process and migration of Mongolians and their ancestors from Africa to Asia, which also lays an important genomic foundation for further development of human genetic diseases research....

2011-07-19 09:00:00

SHANGHAI, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Travelzoo Asia Pacific, a licensee of Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, announced the launch of its Chinese brand identity to enhance its relevance to the discerning Chinese consumers and takes a bigger step toward its accelerated growth plans in China. "Travelzoo has clearly emerged as a publisher of high quality travel deals in China," said Mr. Jason Yap, CEO, Travelzoo Asia Pacific. "The Chinese identity...

2011-07-12 07:55:00

BEIJING, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Jingang Tian, together will fellow writer, Zeng Qingkai, recently looked at the beauty of Tibet through the eyes of renowned folk artist Nan Haiyan. The beauty of Tibet is as graceful as the luster of jade, simple and unfeigned, says Nan Haiyan, who has visited Tibet several times. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/CN33583 ) "I went to Tibet just because I love painting and the plateau could give me plenty of inspiration," Nan...

2011-06-03 02:35:00

BEIJING, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- According to a deal struck between Air China and the organizing committee of the 10th Tour de Qinghai Lake on June 3, Air China has been named the only carrier for the event. Having sponsored the cycling gala for 10 years, Air China has provided attractive fares and transportation for over 20 teams from around the world and hundreds of cyclists and staff members. With its sense of corporate citizenship and the will to serve communities, Air China...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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