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Insights from ZJU scientists on the government report I

2019-03-19

[Editor's Note: During the “two sessions” of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Congress, Premier LI Keqiang delivered the 2019 Government Work Report, which generates many headlines. What do ZJU scholars think about the new policies proposed in the Report?]YANG Huayong, member of the CPPCC National Committee, member of the Chinese Academy of Enginee...

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New idea on the adaptation of plant to land proposed by international team

2019-03-19

The transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial environment is one of the milestones in the evolution of terrestrial life. In contrast with the aquatic environment, the terrestrial environment is fraught with more drought stress for terrestrial life. How to cope with droughts is thus one of the key issues in agricultural and botanical research.Research teams led by Prof. ZHANG Guoping and Pro...

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Financial Geeks takes the crown in 2019 KPMG National Business Case Competition

2019-03-16

The ZJU team Financial Geeks clinched first place in 2019 KPMG National Business Case Competition at Xiamen University on March 2, winning the entrance ticket for the grand final of KICC 2019 - KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge.This year’s national competition put a greater emphasis on innovation. The participants are asked the question "What innovations would help to e...

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Light makes a gold plate dance gracefully in air

2019-03-15

First look at this footage may make you feel bored. If it is light that powers this micrometer-sized single-crystalline gold plate “dancing” around a microfiber about 1/50th as thick as a hair, will you be impressed?A circular dance, born in the State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, made its debut on the cover of Science Advances. Driven by light, the gold plate revolves ceasel...

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Red raspberry may help lower your blood sugar after a meal

2019-03-13

Postprandial hyperglycemia is a condition that extremely high blood glucose occurs after eating a meal, which is a typical symptom of diabetes mellitus, a chronic metabolic disease affecting 371 million people worldwide. At present, alleviating postprandial hyperglycemia is a key strategy for the treatment of diabetes and its complications. α-Glucosidase inhibitors (AGIs), which prevent postprand...

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High-order clustering of the transmembrane anchor of DR5 drives signaling, ZJU and Harvard scientists suggest

2019-03-12

Receptor clustering on the cell membrane is critical in the signaling of many immunoreceptors, and this mechanism has previously been attributed to the extracellular and/or intracellular interactions.CHEN Shuqing, a professor from ZJU's College of Pharmaceutical Sciences teamed up with Prof. James J. Chou and Prof. WU Hao from the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical Scho...

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Happy International Women's Day!

2019-03-07

Today is the day when we celebrate the outstanding achievements of women. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the female faculty, staff, students and alumni of ZJU, who have been playing an active role in society and making remarkable contributions. Together, we work for a gender-equal society.Below are some news about the achievements of our empowering women.Three scientific discove...

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New flexible triboelectric nanogenerator

2019-03-07

Just imagine one day you can leave the charger at home and top up your phone battery with your body movements, doesn’t it sound great? PING Jianfeng, a researcher in the College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, published an article entitled “All-electrospun flexible triboelectric nanogenerator based on metallic Mxene nanosheets” in the February 20 issue of Nano Energy. His resea...

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The University launches another three convergence research projects

2019-03-06

The University announced last week another batch of convergence research projects under its Innovation 2030 — a university-wide strategic framework to advance the construction of the “Double First-Class” Initiative. Capitalizing on the broad research portfolio of ZJU, Innovation 2030 aims to catalyze greater collaboration among discipline clusters, impelling significant breakthroughs and finding...

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The 2nd International Higher Education Forum held on International Campus

2019-03-05

The 2nd International Higher Education Forum was held on International Campus yesterday. More than 40 scholars from the University of Edinburgh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Cambridge, University of Birmingham and University of Southampton joined the forum to share fresh insights on the innovation and opening-up in international education resources.“Globaliza...

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Molecular details of key steps in crop growth uncovered by researches from the College of Agriculture and Biotechnology

2019-03-04

China’s large population poses great challenge on producing sufficient crops to meet growing demand on food, feed grain, oil and other consumer goods. Meanwhile it is also a critical question about maintaining the quality and quantity of resources for future generations. Therefore, it is important to conduct research on issues that affect horticultural breeding, growth, and production.Recently re...

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Professor of economics won the Best Advocacy Award for Rare Disease

2019-03-03

In honor of the World Rare Disease Day of 2019, China Charity Federation announced six winners of the Best Advocacy Award for Rare Disease. HE Wenjiong, professor of economics at the School of Public Affairs won the prize for his contributions to welfare policies of rare disease at the provincial and state level, as well as his significant efforts towards increasing the awareness a...

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Global Innovation Center set up in Xiaoshan

2019-03-01

On Feb. 28, Hangzhou Municipal Government and Zhejiang University (ZJU) signed an agreement to co-establish the ZJU-Hangzhou Global Scientific and Technological Innovation Center. In alignment with the provincial innovation-driven development strategy and ambitious plan on the construction of Greater Zhejiang Bay Area, the Center is expected to play a key role in building Hangzhou into a...

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Three scientific discoveries named China's Top 10 Scientific Discoveries in 2018

2019-02-28

On Feb. 27, 2019, the Basic Research Management Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology announced the 14th edition of China’s Top 10 Scientific Advances. The research team led by Prof. HU Hailan from the ZJU School of Medicine offers a systematic explanation for the mechanism of depression that the bursting activity of lateral habenula neurons inhibits downstream mono...

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