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Joint Symposium on Frontiers in Organ Transplantation successfully held

2021-11-16

On November 12th, the “Frontiers in Organ Transplantation 2021 Joint Symposium” was successfully held in Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine. The conference was co-chaired by Prof. XU Xiao from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and Prof. Kourosh Saeb-Parsy from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.  P...

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Scientists explore the role of volcanic-induced climate stress on societal collapses

2021-11-14

A comprehensive assessment of the influence of climate on past societal changes is key to understanding human vulnerability to present and future climate change. However, few studies have advanced beyond qualitative associations and often indulge in environmentally deterministic or overly simple monocausal explanations. Even where links can be convincingly argued in individual cases, such as betwe...

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Dialogue@ZJU: Dr. PAN Liqiang, honoree of the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific

2021-11-14

[Message from the editor: Two ZJU faculty members were listed among the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific 2021. In the recent interview, Dr. PAN Liqiang, one of the honorees and a principal investigator at the Zhejiang University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences shared his research and insights into innovation.]Q1:First of all, congratulations to you for being recogniz...

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Thirty years: ZJU team builds “big roofs” for Chinese people

2021-11-13

The Expo Axis at the World Exposition 2010 in Shanghai, the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center featuring an iconic lotus-petal design, and the reflective surface back frame of China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST)……These imposing landmark buildings and projects have a common feature—a modern spatial structure characterized by its wide span, spacious room and large are...

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ZJU scholar wins the IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award

2021-11-12

Dr. HUANG Chongwen, a professor at the Zhejiang University College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering (ISEE), was honored the 16th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the IEEE Communications Society.  As the highest honor for young researchers under the age of 35 in the field of information and communication in the region, the Awar...

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Scientists discover more cost-effective way to mitigate PM2.5 air pollution

2021-11-10

Nitrogen is intimately related to our life, and reactive nitrogen in the atmosphere is primarily comprised of ammonia (NH3) and nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are the main precursors of PM2.5. NOx stems principally from urban production activities while NH3 is emitted chiefly from agricultural production.In a study published in Science on Nov. 5, researchers analyzed fo...

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Two ZJU scientists named “Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific for 2021”

2021-11-07

Despite the difficulties brought about by COVID-19 around the world, aspiring young scientists dedicated themselves to building a better future for mankind. The 2021 list of the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific was released recently, which included two ZJU faculty members, Dr. LEE Hyeon Jeong and Dr. PAN Liqiang. LEE Hyeon JeongPosition: Principal Investigator, College o...

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Modality-specific inhibitor of TRPM8 channel against oxaliplatin-induced cold allodynia

2021-11-06

Cancer is a major health hazard for mankind. Chemotherapy is the most prevalent way in the battle against cancer. However, its side effects may severely erode patients’ living standards. For example, oxaliplatin tends to induce acute neurotoxicity marked by cold allodynia in the hands and feet of patients. Unfortunately, there has been no effective treatment against such neuropathy yet. The trans...

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Neddylated Coro1a negatively regulates extracellular vesicles biogenesis

2021-11-04

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are highly involved in the progression of diverse diseases. Therefore, targeting EV biogenesis is a potential strategy for the treatment of the related diseases, which urges an improved understanding of EV biogenesis. During the biogenesis of EV subset, exosomes, invagination of the plasma membranes forms early endosomes which mature into late endosomes and multivesicu...

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WLA University Presidents Forum highlights Open Science for a sustainable future

2021-11-03

With less than 10 years left to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Open Science is often deemed as an accelerator and enabler of sustainable and innovative solutions. In this context, what role should universities play in promoting Open Science? How can universities and researchers capitalize on Open Science in a bid to realize the SDGs?In response to these isssues, the 4th WLA U...

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Professor LEE Der-Horng named dean of ZJU-UIUC Institute

2021-10-30

The ZJU-UIUC Institute formally inaugurated Prof. LEE Der-Horng as the Institute’s dean on October 27. Prof. HE Lianzhen, vice president of Zhejiang University, extended her warm welcome to Prof. Lee on behalf of the University. “Prof. Lee will play a vitally important role in advancing the University’s engineering discipline to the forefront of the world. I hope that the International Cam...

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Zhejiang University and Heidelberg University sign agreement for student exchange program

2021-10-29

On October 26, Prof. HE Lianzhen, vice president of Zhejiang University, and Prof. Marc-Philippe Weller, vice-rector for International Affairs at Heidelberg University, signed an agreement for a student exchange program by video link. Both parties shared their ideas and initiatives in scientific research and global cooperation. They hoped that the two universities could deepen cooperatio...

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ZJU scientists identify G-Exos as a nanocarrier for miRNA transfer to stimulate neural differentiation of stem cells

2021-10-28

Differentiation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) into functional neural cells is of tremendous significance to treat neural diseases. However, the limited neural differentiation of BMSCs remains a major challenge. Recent studies suggest that miRNAs may play a crucial role in regulating the neural differentiation of stem cells as effective signaling molecules. Due to their uniq...

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Nóra Kovács:beyond the blueprints of civil engineering

2021-10-28

ProfileNóra Kovács was part of the first batch of international students to join the Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute (the ZJU-UIUC Institute, ZJUI) and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2021. A native Hungarian, Nóra speaks four languages: Hungarian, Chinese, English and German. Upon graduation, she received offers from many of the wor...

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