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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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Ant eavesdropping leads to arms race between predator and prey

  Foraging in termites, and in most ants, is a collective task during which the risk of predation is high. While basic chemical and primary behavioral analyses have shown that ants may detect termite trail and colony odors as well as termite alarm pheromones, the detection of termites by ants through eavesdroppin... more
Researchers Decipher Bingpian-induced Analgesia

  Bingpian is a time-honored herb in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has been used for millennia in clinical applications in China. Natural bingpian is a resin obtained from Cinnamomum trees and is almost a pure chemical. Its chemical composition is (+)-borneol, which is a bicyclic monoterpene. In TCM, top... more
Scientists Found Metformin Suppressed Triple-negative Breast Cancer Stem Cells

  Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and a leading cause of cancer death in women. Breast cancer could be divided into four subtypes: Luminal A, Luminal B, HER2, and Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). TNBC, accounts for around 15% of all breast cancer cases, is an aggressive and heterogeneous ... more
Scientists Reveal a Novel Strategy and Effector Molecule to Protect Host Against Intracellular Pathogens

  Intracellular pathogens, including bacteria, viruses and fungi, can exploit various strategies to adapt or modify the cellular environment to escape from host immune defense. Many intracellular pathogens exploit cellular endocytic organelles to invade the host cell and have adapted to the intracellular drop in ... more
 
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  • Zheng-Chang Su, University of North Carolina (June 13, 2017)
  • Rhonda D. Kineman, University of Illinois at Chicago (June 15, 2017)
  • Prof. Yi Sun, Zhejiang University (June 02, 2017)
  • Prof. Ming Tan (May 22, 2017)
  • Prof. Mu-Sheng Zeng & Xiao-Feng Zhu (May 15, 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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