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Renowned Chinese scientist WU Xifeng joins ZJU

2019-03-26

ZJU is pleased to announce the addition of Professor WU Xifeng at its School of Public Health. She will serve as the Dean for School of Public Health, Vice President for the Second Affiliated Hospital and the Director for National Institute of Health Big Data, Zhejiang University.“We are pleased to welcome Professor WU to the University,” said ZJU Vice President ZHANG Hongjian in the w...

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Dysfunction of “traffic light” for microcircuits contributes to SAD

2019-03-25

This video clip is shot in Prof. XU Han’s laboratory, School of Medicine. Compared to the mouse on the left, the one on the right shows a clear escape and avoidance behavior, a typical symptom of social fear. This is a novel mouse model designed by XU’s group to understand the pathological mechanism of social phobia. Using this model and a series of elegant experiments, an important dysfunction ...

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Researchers discover a novel mechanism for reversing anti-PD-L1 resistance in liver cancer

2019-03-23

China has the highest incidence of liver cancer in the world. For patients with early liver cancer, surgery is the optimal treatment, but most patients are diagnosed with advanced liver cancer and thus miss the opportunity for surgery. Due to the limitations of targeted drugs Sorafenib and Regorafenib, the immune “brake-point” drug represented by the anti-PD-1/PD-L1 axis holds promise for curing...

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Insights of ZJU scientists on the government report II

2019-03-22

[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 has generated many headlines. What do ZJU scholars think about the new policies proposed in the Report?]“We must fully respect and trust our researchers. ”  “We will work hard to cu...

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ZJU and Merck enter into CRISPR Core Partnership

2019-03-21

On the afternoon of March 14, Zhejiang University and Merck Group signed an MOU for the establishment of CRISPR Core Partnership.LUO Jianhong, Vice President of Zhejiang University, and Steve Vermant, Managing Director of Merck China Life Sciences, signed the agreement on behalf of the two sides. Merck bestowed upon Zhejiang University the plaque of “Zhejiang University-Merck CRISPR Core Partners...

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tRNA mutation causes structural and functional alterations, contributing to coronary artery disease

2019-03-20

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a pervasive complicated disease caused by environmental and inherited risk factors and poses a hazard to human beings globally. The incidence rate and the mortality rate have taken on an upward trend in recent years, thereby becoming a major public health issue.The research team led by Prof. GUAN Minxin from the Zhejiang University Institute of Genetics were t...

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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 has generated 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 Eng...

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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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