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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, topical application of bingpian is used to treat pain and swelling. However, few cl... 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 disease with poor prognosis and the shortest survival rate because of no targete... 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 pH along the endocytic pathway to establish their niches and/or to activate pene... more
A New Species of Blind Mouse Was Found in Yunnan, China

  A new species of blind mouse was found in Mts. Jiaozi and Dawei inYunnanProvince, China, named Typhlomys nanus. In a survey in 2008, three samples of blind mice from Mt. Jiaozi and one sample from Mt. Dawei were collected by scientists from the Lab of Mammal Ecology and Evolution lead by Xuelong JIANG at Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS. These four samples are proved to be a new species r... more
A New Species of Sisorid Catfish Was Found in Myanmar Named as Oreoglanis hponkanensis

  North Myanmar is one of the most species diverse hotspots in the world. In recent years, Wildlife Biodiversity in Southeast Asia Research Group in Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), led by Xiaoyong CHEN Researcher, has carried out several investigations about aquatic organisms’ diversity here. During a survey in 2015, a new sisorid catfish was collected from the Mali Hka River drainage i... more
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