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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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Researchers Found New Evidences for Developing KLF5 as a Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer Treatment

  Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies in women, recent researches indicated that transcription factor Krüpple-like factor 5 (KLF5) plays important roles in breast tumorigenesis. The previous studies showed KLF5 promotes breast cancer stem cell maintenance and self-renewal (Theranostics, 2016; 6(... more
Scientists Revealed a Novel Role of Signal Peptide for Glutamate Receptor Trafficking

  In our brain, there are around 10 billion neurons and the neural synapses are the basic and connection units transferring the information between them. The neural transmitters, released by presynaptic neurons, diffuse into the synaptic cleft and then bind to the corresponding receptors on postsynaptic neurons, ... more
A new cyprinid fish was discovered from Irrawaddy River in Northern Myanmar

  Puta-O region, located in the Northernmost part of Myanmar, is one of the world's highest biodiversity hotspots and the species richness is extremely high. Since December 2014, researchers from Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ)/Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute (SEARBI), Chinese Academy of Science... more
Researchers decipher the dynamic evolutionary patterns of high-elevation adaptation

  Adaptation to extreme environmental conditions is one of the major topics of evolutionary biology. High elevations provide extreme environments challenging the survival of many species. It is of strategic and scientific significance to study the mechanism of Plateau adaptation, especially given that China has t... more
 
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  • Li Yang (Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, CAS) (December 04, 2018)
  • Jingde Zhu (the First Affiliated Hospital, University of Science and Technology of China) (December 5, 2018)
  • Yong Zhou (University of Alabama – Birmingham, US) (December 5, 2018)
  • Jingchao Lin (Metabo-Profile (Shanghai)) (November 28, 2018)
  • Yongguang Tao & Hai Hu (November 26, 2018)
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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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