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Zhejiang University clinches 10 gold medals at 7th China College Students’ “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

2021-10-19

The 7th China College Students’ “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition was held from October 12 to October 15 at Nanchang University. Zhejiang University staged a stellar performance with 10 gold medals, ranking 2nd among China’s universities. A total of 9.56 million students from 4,347 universities in 121 countries and regions signed up for this year's compe...

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Novel mechanisms for establishment of intratumoral heterogeneity and drug-resistance in SCLC

2021-10-18

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), classified as a high-grade neuroendocrine (NE) tumor, accounts for approximately 15% of all lung cancers. It is a particularly aggressive and deadly form of lung cancer characterized by fast growth, early metastasis, and rapidly acquired therapeutic resistance. The overall 5-year survival rate of advanced-stage disease has remained at 1 to 5% for decades. The standar...

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New reader of H3K27 methylation

2021-10-15

On September 27, the research team led by Prof. MA Zhonghua at the Zhejiang University College of Agriculture & Biotechnology published an article titled “Fusarium BP1 is a reader of H3K27 methylation” in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.Histone H3 lysine 27 methylation (H3K27me3) can result in facultative heterochromatin for transcriptional repression. Polycomb repressive comple...

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China’s only inpatient ward for rare diseases

2021-10-14

The Neurology Ward V in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU) is an inpatient ward entirely for patients with rare diseases, the only one in China.  The establishment of the ward is out of practical considerations. Patients with rare diseases suffer from great pain as well as the stigma of strange diseases. Plus, the inconvenience to travel betw...

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Zhejiang University hosts Carbon Peak & Neutrality Summit

2021-10-12

On October 10, the 245th West Lake Forum and the Carbon Peak & Neutrality Summit were held on Zijingang Campus in the hybrid format. More than 150 scholars convened at the forum, sharing the future possibilities for scientific and technological development in terms of how intelligent electric energy serves the carbon peak & neutrality strategy. “In response to climate change, Zhejian...

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ZJU scientists reveal structural basis of microRNA processing in plants

2021-10-12

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs that function in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. In animals, pri-miRNAs are cleaved by Drosha to generate pre-miRNAs, which are subsequently cleaved by Dicer to generate mature miRNAs. Instead of being cleaved by two different enzymes, both cleavages in plants are performed by Dicer-like 1 (DCL1). With a similar dom...

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ZJU scientists deliver nanozymes into epidermis with dissolvable microneedles for rapid hair regeneration

2021-10-09

Hair loss is becoming an increasingly common problem. Over 50% of the general population experience hair loss at some point in their lifetime and it does impact the body images, social interactions, and psycho-emotional health of individuals. Don’t worry. The good news is coming. Recently, the research team led by GAO Jianqing and LI Fangyuan at the Zhejiang University College of Pharma...

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The Series of Ancient Chinese Paintings kicks off its national tour

2021-10-07

On September 28, an exhibition titled “Revisiting Classics in the Flourishing Age—The Series of Ancient Chinese Paintings”, was staged at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in southwest China's Chongqing municipality, kicking off its national tour.The Series of Ancient Chinese Paintings is compiled and co-published by Zhejiang University and the Cultural Heritage Bureau of Zhejiang Province. I...

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Global leading scholars get together for pathways towards common prosperity

2021-10-06

What are the pathways towards common prosperity? Co-hosted by the China Academy for Rural Development (CARD) and the School of Public Affairs (SPA) at Zhejiang University, the Workshop on “Integrated Urban-rural Development and Common Prosperity” took place in hybrid format on Sept. 24, bringing together 10 leading scholars from home and abroad to share their insights on this issue. As part of Z...

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A Series of Chinese Classics on Leisure makes its debut at Zhejiang University

2021-10-05

On the morning of September 30, A Series of Chinese Classics on Leisure made its debut in the Zhejiang University Library of Ancient Books. This series is based on the basic principles of leisure studies and catalogued by comprehensive, cultural and recreational entries. It contains 310 volumes covering a total of 550 kinds of literature in chronological order. It is the first time that ...

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Dialogue@ZJU: With Dr. CHEN Di from the International Campus

2021-10-05

【Message from the editor: In the previous issue, Dr. SHAO Fangwei, associate professor from ZJUI, shared her research and teaching at the International Campus. Today, let’s meet Dr. CHEN Di, assistant professor from the Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJE). Di completed his PhD degree in Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then he continued as a postdoctoral researcher at Un...

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A novel “biological missile” targeting malignant tumor

2021-10-04

The team led by Prof. CHEN Shuqing and Prof. PAN Liqiang at the Zhejiang University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences published their latest research findings regarding a multivalent biparatopic EGFR-targeting nanobody drug conjugate in the journal Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy on September 3. Design of multivalent anti-EGFR nanobody drug conjugateAn antibody-drug c...

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HU Hailan wins L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science

2021-10-03

HU Hailan, professor at Zhejiang University School of Brain Science and Brain Medicine and director of the MOE Frontier Center of Brain Science and Brain-machine Integration, has been honored with the 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science International Award in recognition of “her major discoveries in neuroscience, in particular her work on depression, which has informed the development...

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Novel therapeutics against obesity by activating melanocortin-4 receptor

2021-10-02

Satiety in the gut is regulated by the nervous system. The melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) in the hypothalamus is known as the brain’s “switchboard” to control appetite and metabolism. It is a popular target for the treatment of such metabolic diseases as obesity by regulating the body’s energy metabolism and eating behavior in response to the simulation of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) and agouti...

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