ZJU NEWSROOM

Drone Delivery of Blood, First in China

2021-04-20

9am March 24, a blood-delivering drone landed slowly on the blood station of the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU). With QR code scanned by the medical staff, the container carried by the drone presented itself to the delivery window. Inside were three packets of blood dispatched from the Zhejiang Provincial Blood Center. The drone flight took 5 minu...

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Dissolvable microneedle patch for treatment of inflammatory skin disorders

2021-04-16

The research team led by Prof. PING Yuan from the Zhejiang University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences published their study in the journal Science Advances. They developed a dissolvable microneedle (MN) patch that can mediate transdermal co-delivery of CRISPR-Cas9–based genome-editing agents and glucocorticoids for the effective treatment of inflammatory skin disorders (ISDs).ISD...

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Dialogue@ZJU:With Prof. GUO Guoji, School of Medicine

2021-04-15

[Message from the editor: Prof. GUO Guoji, featured in the newly released university video, charted the first human cell landscape at the single-cell level, improving diagnostic and treatment efficiency.] Quotes from the interview: - The mouse cell atlas will enable us to gain a more insightful understanding of diversified cell types in mammals, and the human cell landscape will produce a far...

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Ingenious mechanism for sucrose metabolism in lepidopteran insects

2021-04-15

Recently, the research team led by WANG Huabing from the Zhejiang University College of Animal Sciences published an open-access article entitled “Horizontal gene transfer and gene duplication of β-fructofuranosidase confer lepidopteran insects metabolic benefits” in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. This article analyzed the molecular evolution and functional differentiation of...

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Biologically excretable AIE dots for visualizing through the marmosets intravitally

2021-04-15

Aggregation-induced emission (AIE) has captured immense attention in recent years. Previous studies reveal that there exists much scope for improvement in imaging quality beyond 900 nm or even 1500 nm compared to the traditional first near-infrared region (NIR-I) fluorescence imaging (760-900 nm). Given the suppressed tissue-scattering and diminished autofluorescence, fluorescence bioimaging in th...

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ZJU scientists explain regulation of extracellular vesicles by dephosphorylating Syntenin

2021-04-14

On March 10, the research team led by Prof. KE Yuehai at the Zhejiang University School of Medicine published an open-access article entitled “Phosphatase Shp2 regulates biogenesis of small extracellular vesicles by dephosphorylating Syntenin” in Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. This study identified a group of tyrosine phosphatases that regulate the synthesis and secretion of small extra...

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Scientists explore the source of well-being and happiness

2021-04-12

Serotonin, dopamine and endorphins are the three most important substances for human happiness. Among them, Serotonin, or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), is a messenger molecule that produces a sense of well-being and happiness and is therefore also known as the “happy hormone”. Fluctuations in its level are often associated with emotional changes. For example, 5-HT deficiency can lead to depression...

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Converting propane into propene is expected to be more affordable and efficient

2021-04-09

The global pandemic has brought in its wake a steep rise in the consumption of face masks and an acute shortage of their raw material—propene. In 2020, the consumption of propene added up to 116 million tons globally. To meet the increasing demands for propene, oxidative dehydrogenation of propane (ODHP) has emerged as one of the key industrial technologies. In this regard, researchers, including ...

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ZJU scientists discover that watermelons grow faster at night

2021-04-08

Wearable sensing technology is an essential link to future personalized medicine through seamlessly monitoring heart rate, body temperature, and physical activities of human body. Recently, a wearable electronic sensor for plants has been jointly developed by LIU Xiangjiang and YING Yibin from the College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, WANG Xiaozhi from the College...

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Hollow AgAu-DTTC-BSA: a promising imaging assisted photothermal agent

2021-04-02

Surgical resection is currently the primary treatment option for most malignant tumors. However, it remains to be a formidable challenge to remove tumor lesions in a precise and thorough manner. Recurrent abdominal malignancies, such as colon and ovarian cancers, are highly invasive and metastatic, and can migrate to surrounding tissues and critical organs in an immersive way. For this reason, ima...

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ZJU scientists discover physiological function of CNOT4 subunit in XY chromosome crossover during male germ cell meiosis

2021-04-01

On March 16, the lab led by FAN Hengyu from the Zhejiang University Life Sciences Institute published an open-access article entitled “The CNOT4 Subunit of the CCR4-NOT Complex is Involved in mRNA Degradation, Efficient DNA Damage Repair, and XY Chromosome Crossover during Male Germ Cell Meiosis” in the journal Advanced Science. It is the first time that researchers have reported the physio...

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Congratulations graduates

2021-03-31

On March 30, the convocation ceremony was held for the Spring 2021 degree candidates on Yuquan Campus. In the congratulatory remarks, President WU Zhaohui said, “In today’s world, the 4th Industrial Revolution and the 2nd Machine Revolution are highly integrated, acting as a catalyst for changes in economic growth, civilization evolution, and scientific and educational development. Inn...

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ZJU scientists publish an opinion article about de-domestication

2021-03-29

The research team led by Prof. FAN Longjiang from the Zhejiang University College of Agriculture and Biotechnology published an opinion article entitled “De-Domestication: An Extension of Crop Evolution” in the journal Trends in Plant Science on February 26, 2021. It summarizes the latest research into de-domestication and proposes that crop evolution should extend from three node...

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Dialogue@ZJU:With Prof. FAN Longjiang, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology

2021-03-29

[Message from the editor: Prof. FAN Longjiang, featured in the newly released university video, discovered the cause for weedy rice in paddies, improving weed control and crop yield.] Quotes from the interview: - Now we adopt the latest approaches such as genomics and bioinformatics to better understand rice. Meanwhile, with a large amount of genomic data we can improve our breeding effi...

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