Liquid-triggered graphene photodetectors as a stepping stone for revolutionizing healthcare monitoring
In the rapidly evolving landscape of smart healthcare, the shift towards digitalization gains momentum, and a promising frontier emerges with the advent of the new generation of photodetectors. Among these advancements, graphene material stands out as a beacon of hope, showcasing remarkable properties such as large carrier mobility, exceptional optical transparency, and robust mechanical strength. These attributes position graphene at the forefront of photodetector research, shaping the trajecto...
Does "BPA-free" mean "safe"?
BHPF represses YTHDF2 to induce tissue-specific cell deaths and consequent developmental abnormalities Bisphenol A (BPA) is widely used in a range of plastic products. In recent years, many studies have found that BPA has adverse effects on both ecosystems and human health, and has been banned by many countries for use in the maternal and child products, such as baby bottles and children's water cups. As a result, a variety of bisphenol analogues (BPs) have been introduced as alternativ...
Scientists propose groundbreaking interpersonal computational framework for impairments in social coordination
Research teams led by Prof. CHEN Ji and Prof. PAN Yafeng from Zhejiang University’s Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, joined forces with the research team led by Dr. JIN Jingwen from the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong in their research on schizophrenia. Their groundbreaking work, titled “The interpersonal computational psychiatry of social coordination in schizophrenia”, was recently published in The Lancet Psychiatry, a top journal in the fi...
SAHZU receives top government award for charity
The 12th China Charity Awards announced its awardees of this year on September 5. The SAHZU Mobile Eye Hospital Project is highlighted with this top honor for public welfare and charity in China.For almost thirty years, the SAHZU Mobile Eye Hospital has traveled to more than ten Chinese provinces and regions, covering a cumulative mileage of hundreds of thousands of kilometers. Over 100,000 medical consultations and 10,000 sight-restoration surgeries have been carried out by the project fre...
Are people with high social status more prone to depression?
Alpha is the “king” of a horde of mice. While meeting another mouse in the pipeline, Alpha can scare it away with merely a glance. But one day the situation changes. With unexpected courage, the little “mouse brother” pushes Alpha out of the way directly after confronting the “king” for several seconds. After experiencing the Waterloo for several successive days, Alpha becomes depressed and loses his previous dominance.This reversal was orchestrated by a cohort of brain scientists who witn...
Deep learning assists in acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most common and deadly hematological malignancies in the elderly, with a median age at diagnosis between 68 and 72 years. AML patients over 60 years old have worse survival outcomes than their younger counterparts. Therefore, early and accurate diagnosis and subtyping of AML are crucial for patients' treatment and prognosis. However, diagnosing and differentiating AML subtypes in bone marrow smear images is a complex and time-consuming task. Recent ...
The Primate Genome Project unlocks hidden secrets of primate evolution
Comparative genomic analyses of 50 primate genomes reveal crucial genetic mechanisms of primate speciation, phenotypic adaptability, and social system evolution●Researchers from Zhejiang University, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Northwest University, and Yunnan University, and Aarhus University have jointly led a series of significant new studies that are published in a special issue of the journal Science, and in papers in Nature Ecology & Evolution and Science Advances.●With 27...
ZJU scientists unlock the "code" of energy transmission across species
Spinach has left deep childhood memories for many post-70s and post-80s generations because of the cartoon image of Popeye. Apart from appearing on our table as usual, it is truly endowed with the expectation of great power by scientists. The team of Dr. LIN Xianfeng and Prof. FAN Shunwu, from the orthopedics of Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH), Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and the team of Prof. TANG Ruikang from the Zhejiang University Department of Chemistry, successfully...
Scientists discover inter-generational “memory” mechanism of diabetes
Symptomatic treatment was commonly used for chronic diseases in the past. For example, diabetes was often treated by controlling the increase of glucose and alleviating various diabetes-induced complications with insulin. However, how to prevent diabetes has remained elusive in the scientific and medical community, and it has become a global research hotspot to find out the origin of the disease for early intervention.Recently, the team led by Prof. HUANG Hefeng from Women’s Hospital at the Zhe...
β-NMN delays myelin ageing and enhances myelin repair in the aged mouse brain by targeting SIRT2
Myelin is a multiple-layered structure formed by oligodendrocytes. The ensheathment of axons by myelin plays an important role in both functional integrity and long-term survival of axons and thus regulates activity of the central nervous system (CNS). However, with ageing, some myelin sheaths exhibit myelin ageing and even myelin degeneration termed as demyelination, which is the key pathological feature of the autoimmune inflammatory diseases of CNS such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and an early...