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Serotonin as a key regulator of fear memory
 Serotonin (5-HT) is an important neurotransmitter and has been implicated in a wide range of disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and learning and memory disorders. Our recent work show that mice lacking serotonin are less anxious compared to control animals but retain fearful memories for much longer. This work was a collaborative effort between the la... more
Artificial breeding of endangered carps successful in Yunnan
 CAS ichthyologists have been successful in their efforts to cultivate the golden-line barbel (Sinocyclocheilus grahami), an indigenous fish species on the verge of extinction in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
  The fish is one of the endemic species in the Dianchi Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Yunnan. Until the 1960s, the species was a major cash fish for the Lake. During the late... more
Scientists reveal general picture about the origin of new genes in fruit flies
Gene, the very basic unit of life, has long held the limelight in modern biological studies. One fundamental truth revealed by scientists of the twentieth century is that gene is a segment of DNA and provides information an organism needs to build or do something -- like making a nose or an arm, or repairing a wound. Now, with the help of molecular biology, scholars are able to think about anot... more
Work completed by professor Yang Junxing’s team reported on Science
On October 10th, with the topic From Remarkable Rescue to Restoration of Lost Habitat, Science reported the work completed by Professor Yang Junxing and his team in terms of biodiversity conservation and restoration of wetland in Dianchi lake.
  The pollution treatment of Dianchi lake is one of the most important projects in China. A large number of alien species and environment degradation h... more
The International Symposium on Drug Addiction: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches successfully convened
The International Symposium on Drug Addiction: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approachesinwas held at Expo garden hotel in Kunming from Oct.10th-13th, 2008.This symposium was organized by Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms andLaboratory of Primate Neuroscience Research of Kunming Institute of Zoology, CAS. More than 60 scientists and 30 students from China, USA, Canada, UK... more
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