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Vol 25, No. 07, July 2021
A Plant-Based Remedy for Big, Broken Hearts

A cross-disciplinary research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has discovered a novel natural product derivative with anti-hypertrophic effects, paving way for future developments of therapeutic agents for cardiac hypertrophy.

Breaking Boundaries in the Brain with Small Apoptotic Bodies

Scientists have discovered small apoptotic bodies that can be loaded with drugs and cross the blood-brain barrier, bringing new promise to combat cerebrovascular diseases.

Turning the Tables on Lung Cancer by Targeting STAT3 Signalling

Scientists have discovered the underlying pathways of chemotherapy resistance in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) and identified a new molecule with promising potential to overcome chemotherapy resistance and exert anti-tumour activity.

Unlocking the Mechanism Behind Structural Plasticity of Dendritic Spines

Researchers from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Science uncovered the role of endophilin A1 in acute structural plasticity of dendritic spines during the acute phase of long-term potentiation.

Targeting Sperm Tails: A Potential Cure to Male Infertility

Researchers have identified the role of a sperm tail protein in causing male infertility, unveiling a new target for boosting sperm movement, reversing mutations, and curing infertility.

Sequencing the Soil Microbiome One Cell at a Time

Scientists from the Single-cell Center, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) developed a technique to sort and sequence soil bacteria genome one cell at a time, while also determining its function in the soil environment.

The Key to Drought-Tolerance Found in Maize Genes

Scientists have discovered a transcription factor in plants to promote the expression of drought-responsive genes, paving the way for developing drought-tolerant maize varieties.

Fuelling the Future with Multi-element Alloys and Green Hydrogen

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have discovered a practical and scalable method to produce hydrogen oxidation catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells, overcoming present challenges in renewable fuel expansion and feasibility.

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