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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
Collaborative Team of Scientists Determines the First High-resolution Structure of a Eukaryotic Cyclic Nucleotide-gated Channel

  When we see the colorful world or smell a pleasant (or repulsive) scent, light or chemical signals are converted into electrical signals in our eyes and noses, signals that our brain recognizes and processes. Crucial for this signal conversion is a group of membrane proteins called cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels. A team of scientists from the Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) of t... more
Scientists discover new species of genus Fejervarya - Fejervarya chiangmaiensis sp. nov. from northern Thailand

  Species of genus Fejervarya belong to family Dicroglossidae, inhabit in farmland, swaps and other open wet habitats. The genus Fejervarya currently contains 40 species which can be classified into two large groups: the South Asia group and the East and Southeast Asian group. In Thailand, in total of seven species were recorded.
  During a field survey conducted from June to September, 20... more
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