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ZJU scientists report new progress in carotenoid biofortification in tomato products

2022-05-10

Tomatoes are one of the most important vegetables, and China is the largest tomato producer in the world. In recent years, climate change and resource shortages have constituted new challenges to the tomato industry. With the improvement of living standards and health awareness, consumers have an increasing demand for high quality tomatoes. However, the current tomato industry has encountered a se...

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New mechanism in regulating selective autophagy

2022-05-10

Autophagy is crucial for maintaining cellular homeostasis. It can be divided into non-selective autophagy and selective autophagy, both of which exert significant functions. Mitophagy, ribosomal autophagy, endoplasmic reticulum autophagy, and peroxisomal autophagy all belong to selective autophagy. Selective autophagy is closely associated with major human diseases, such as neurodegenerative disea...

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ZJU scientists discover interaction between nanoplastics and bacteria

2022-05-10

As a fundamental material, plastics not only have profound effects on the development of modern industry but also penetrate into every aspect of people’s lives. However, they are also the culprit of severe pollution globally.Large plastic debris can be fragmented into microplastics (1 μm to 5 mm in size), submicroplastics (100 nm to 1 μm in size) and further decomposed into nanoplastics (1–100 ...

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Global representatives from multi-stakeholders join the heated discussion on “Open Science and Quality Graduate Education in Global South”

2022-05-09

On May 4, a side event under the framework of the 7th UN STI Forum, was hosted to engage representatives from multi-stakeholders including leadinguniversities, global publishers, NGOs and academics to explore the interaction between ‘open science’ and ‘quality graduate education’ in Global South under South-South collaborations. Stimulating dialogue was addressed for all the panelists to ...

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New aggrephagy receptor for clearance of solid protein aggregates

2022-05-08

Aggrephagy, the degradation of protein aggregates via autophagy, is an important biological process to clear intracellular toxic protein aggregates. Thus, it is an important target for the treatment of aggregates-related diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases. How autophagosomes selectively recognize protein aggregates has always been an important issue, and the mechanism needs to be further ...

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SRRSH released English Manual of Situational Dialogues on Medical Services for Asian Games

2022-05-06

On April 20, the release ceremony of “An English Manual of Situational Dialogues on Medical Services for Asian Games 2022” was held at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SRRSH). The manual, edited by SRRSH, is guided by the Medical Department of Organizing Committee of the 19th Asian Games.SRRSH officially started the compilation of the manual at the beg...

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Structures of Tetrahymena ’s respiratory chain reveal the diversity of eukaryotic core metabolism

2022-05-06

Oxidative phosphorylation is the major cellular process utilized by most free-living eukaryotes to gain energy, in the form of ATP, from catabolism. It happens on the inner mitochondria membrane (IMM), where four membrane-bound complexes (complex I-IV, CI-CIV) first transport electron from the reductive metabolite NADH to molecular oxygen O2. Current structural studies of the above electron transp...

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What was the “childhood” of the Solar System like?

2022-05-06

How did the planets form? How did the Solar System evolve?Prof. LIU Beibei from the Zhejiang University School of Physics, in collaboration with Prof. Sean Raymond from the University of Bordeaux in France and Prof. Seth Jacobson from Michigan State University in the US, proposed a new model for the evolving orbits of giant planets in the Solar System. They pointed out that the dispersal of t...

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Dialogue@ZJU: An introduction to a master degree program BAI@QTEM

2022-05-05

[Message from the editor: BAI@QTEM is a 2.5-year master degree program in Business Analytics and Innovation in collaboration with Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management, an international network bringing together outstanding students, Academic Partners and International Corporations. It highlights learning and practice in business analytics and quantitative techniques to support...

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ZJU inks MoU with Australia’s top university

2022-05-04

On the morning of April 27, Prof. WU Zhaohui, president of Zhejiang University, and Brain P. Schmidt, vice-chancellor and president of the Australian National University (ANU), had a virtual meeting and signed a Memorandum of Understanding for university-level partnership, marking the beginning of an official partnership between the two universities. Also present at the MoU signing ceremony was Pr...

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ZJU students shine at 17th Challenge Cup

2022-05-04

[Editor’s Note: Recently, the 17th “Challenge Cup” National College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest drew to a close at Sichuan University. A total of 9,371 students from 555 institutions of higher learning across China participated in this year’s “Challenge Cup”. With 2 grand prizes, 3 first prizes and 1 second prize, Zhejiang University ranked 2nd&nbs...

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β-NMN delays myelin ageing and enhances myelin repair in the aged mouse brain by targeting SIRT2

2022-04-28

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...

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Camera and Photographic Techniques: Take a time travel to the era of black-and-white photos

2022-04-27

【Editor’s Note: How long haven’t you seen an old paper photo? Curious about how a black-and-white photo is made by hand? In the laboratory of East Building at Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University, there is such a fantastic class which not only imparts theoretical knowledge of camera and photography, but also brings students a time travel to the age of black-and-white photos. That is the cour...

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Hidden spy cameras have “nowhere to hide”

2022-04-27

Have you ever tried to check whether there is a hidden camera in a hotel room? Have you ever worried about being secretly filmed while trying on clothes in a fitting room? Unsurprisingly, how to detect the illegal “electronic eyes” in a hidden corner quickly and accurately has become an urgent demand for privacy protection.With nearly five years of research and testing, the research team led by ...

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