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Located in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, the Kunming Institute of Zoology serves as a center for research on the diverse biological resources of southwestern China, the Eastern Himalayas and Southeast Asia. The institute’s main research priorities are evolutionary genetics and genomics; conservation and utilization of animal genetic resources, including domesticated animals; development of animal models for human disease mechanisms and new pharmaceuticals; and stem cell applications.

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Scientists Found a Small Molecule Compound to Inhibits the Triple Negative Breast Cancer

  Breast cancer is a common female malignant tumor. The triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), a type of breast cancer, lacks effective therapeutic targets. Patients are prone to recurrence and metastasis. Therefore, it is urgent to identify new therapeutic targets and develop effective drugs to improve the surviv... more
Kunming Institute of Zoology Reveals the Molecular Mechanism of Autophagy in Drug Addiction

  Recently, a research group led by Dr. YAO Yonggang and Dr. XU Lin at Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) of Chinese Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Dr. DING Yuqiang at the Tongji University, found that Atg5- and Atg7-dependent autophagy in dopaminergic neurons regulates cellular and behavioral response... more
Why Scorpion Stings Deliver An Insufferable Pain?

  Scorpion Stings Repel Its Predator (Video by LAI Ren's Team)
  Venom is evolved to arm many otherwise defenseless animals with a lethal weapon, such as snakes, centipedes, scorpions and spiders. Although scorpion stings are well known to be extremely painful, it remains a serious problem worldwide because the... more
A New Genus and Species of Freshwater Stygobiotic Calanoid Discovered in Yunnan, China

  Recently, a new genus and species of freshwater stygobiotic calanoid was discovered in Yunnan, China. This research is published in Zootaxa:https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4290.1.12 .
  Southeast Asia and South China is an area where the development of karst landforms is relatively concentrated. A large num... more
 
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  • Prof. Zhaoqi Wang, Leibniz Institute on Aging, Fritz Lipmann Institute (August 21, 2017)
  • Prof. Hui Yang, Institute of Neurology, CAS (August 9, 2017)
  • Prof. Jian-Bin Wang, Nanchang University (August 02, 2017)
  • Prof. John-James Wilson, China Agricultural University (July 19, 2017)
  • Prof. Qian Tao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (July 14, 2017)
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    2016 Kunming, China----The sixth DNA metabarcoding School was successfully held at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS
    John Ascher of Singapore National University lectures on bee taxonomy
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    Catalog of Insect Type Specimens of Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology has been updated
     
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