CAS scientist joins a team of experts deployed by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to major cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt with the aim of fixing up the river's ecosystem. With China's central leadership attaching increasingly greater importance to conservation of the Yangtze, Asia's longest river, Xu's role is a microcosm of a campaign launched in late 2018 that aims to turn environmental officials and scientists into comrades in arms to remediate the basin's aquatic ecosystem, which was damaged by many years of human activity, including damming, water pollution, overfishing, sand excavation and quarrying.
Researchers from the Institute of Psychology have proved that mind-body exercises can effectively improve the typical clinical symptoms of schizophrenia patients, according to a recent research article published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry.
A study by Shanghai scientists published on the website of the United States-based Current Biology on Thursday showed that having infants in the family could promote altruistic behavior in marmosets, a species of monkeys. The research led by scientists Gong Neng and Liang Zhifeng from the Institute of Neuroscience, State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience, Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The results of the first round of tests for China's Tianqin-1 experimental satellite were published by the international journal Classical Gravity and Quantum Gravity, which showed encouraging results, the People's Daily reported Monday. Launched on Dec. 20, 2019, Tianqin-1 is a satellite for space-based gravitational wave detection. Its core task is to verify technologies, including high-precision inertial sensing, micro-Newton propulsion and drag-free control.
Dr. Bharat Kumar Yerra is from the southern part of India, an astronomer solving stellar puzzles from starlight through telescopes. He is now working at NAOC and is very productive in his research work. He has been in China for six years altogether, with two years as PIFI fellow at NAOC and now a LAMOST fellow at NAOC itself. He tells about his life and work at NAOC and Beijing.
Doing my postdoctoral fellowship at CAS has made me see the greatness in the organization and how wonderful it is to work with its professional staff members. The present collaboration is very rewarding and I will continuously seek for future opportunities to work with CAS. When the situation permits, I will also be willing to invite CAS members to my university for additional collaborations. With my research, we have already created a niche in lignocellulose nanofibers. Therefore, continuous functionalization and applications are areas for future collaborations.
Being awarded as a CAS-PIFI was a great honor and I was very excited for having the chance and opportunity to work in China in an excellent, high-qualified scientific atmosphere. This award provided a great opportunity for me to extend my scientific work in a broader topic and exchange my experience and expertise with colleagues of the Institute of Subtropical Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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