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In quake's aftermath, Chinese sift through rubble for radioactivity

...a in decades, the task of searching through wreckage for victims and property proved an onerous one. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake of 12 May devastated chinas mountainous Sichuan Province, killing an estimated 69,000 people and causing extensive property damage. Among the many dangerous materials buried i...

A ton of bitter melon produces sweet results for diabetes

... illuminating in the famous Compendium of Materia Medica by Li Shizhen (1518-1593), one of the greatest physicians, pharmacologists and naturalists in chinas history, said Professor Ye. It is interesting, now that we have the technology, to analyse why it has been so effective. Some of the compounds we ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 30, 2008

...BARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Feb. 4, 2008 chinas new Great Leap Forward in drug discovery Chemic... Zedongs program to modernize the Chinese economy, chinas pharmaceutical industry is quietly taking its own ... EMBARGOED FOR 9 A.M., EASTERN TIME, Feb. 4, 2008 chinas Pharma Leaps into Discovery This story will be a...

China's biotech industry: An Asian dragon is growing

...cientists and entrepreneurs returning from abroad, chinas health biotech industry only needs a more favourab...f 22 Chinese firms, the work is the first study of chinas most innovative health biotechnology companies ava...services. Population a major driving force chinas 1.3 billion inhabitants (20% of the worlds populat...

Genes identified that protect against heart damage from chemotherapy

... drugs. Heart cells, called cardiomyocytes, can commit suicide, or apoptosis, says Dr. Ling Xia, a graduate student at the Department of Cardiology at chinas Wuhan University who is part of an exchange program with MCG. The result is dilative cardiomyopathy, in which the heart becomes a boggy organ that can...

Liver cancer marker could yield blood test for early detection

...nese University of Hong Kong have developed a test that could help millions. Due to widespread hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, nearly 10 percent of chinas population is at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a liver cancer with low survival rates if not detected and treated early. Researchers ...

China's 1-child policy could backfire on its elderly

... ST. LOUIS -- chinas efforts to control population growth in the presen...geriatric medicine at Saint Louis University, said chinas 1979 policy of limiting couples to one child may l... Flaherty says it is important to keep an eye on chinas policies toward its aging population because withi...

MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device

...e project. The device will address the issue of affordable health care in China, where health care costs are major contributors to poverty. Although chinas health care system is in a state of reform, lack of health insurance, especially in rural areas, prevent many Chinese people from seeking medical care...

Chinese Eco-tourism Causing Infanticide Among Tibetan Monkeys

... A new study by researchers has claimed that chinas desire to promote eco-tourism is leading to the deaths of Tibetan monkeys in their infancy in the Mount Huangshan Scenic Area of the countrys Anhui P...

China Repudiates Warning on Its Toothpaste

...ading companies in Barcelona, Spain, and Beijing, to its beginning near the Yangtze Delta in a place local people call chemical country. While chinas laxity in enforcement of safety norms is almost notorious, its supporters claim that such newspaper reports are part of an orchestrated campaign in t...
Chinas in Biological News

Relocation of endangered Chinese turtle may save species

...partners from two Chinese zoos and the China Zoo Society, recently paired two of them. A still reproductive, more than 80-year-old, female, living in chinas Changsha Zoo has been introduced to the only known male in China, a more than 100-year-old living more than 600 miles away at the Suzhou Zoo. Th...

Woody and aquatic plants pose greatest invasive threat to China

...ugh China currently has fewer invasive woody plants than the United States, chinas potential for invasion by nonnative trees and shrubs is high, according to ... into China in 1979 to help curb sand erosion. This plant has since invaded chinas eastern coast and estuaries, choking out the native Scirpus mariqueter and ...

Academy establishes Asia Center to protect the environment

...s oldest institutions of higher learning. A focus of the collaboration involves training faculty and students to monitor the highly polluted Lake Tai, chinas third largest lake, which serves as a drinking water and food source for 6 million people and is on the verge of serious ecosystem damage. Rapid econo...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 26, 2008

...e: 412-648-9250 Fax: 412-624-9639 Email: balazs1@engr.pitt.edu ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elevated concentrations of metals in chinas e-waste recycling workshops Environmental Science & Technology In a case study on how not to recycle electronic waste (e-waste), scientists in ...

USP Convention and Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commission sign Memorandum of Understanding

... States and China. Roger L. Williams, M.D., USP executive vice president and CEO, and Wu Zhen, secretary-general of ChP and deputy commissioner of chinas State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), signed the MOU at USPs Headquarters in Rockville, Md. A Chinese delegation of representatives from the ChP ...

2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Dr. Marie-Joëlle Rochet from IFREMER

...four other 2008 Fellows will pursue projects that aim to: safeguard Antarctic krill fisheries that serve as critical food sources for whales; protect chinas threatened marine environment by creating an unprecedented network of Marine Protected Areas; document the government subsidies leading to unsustainab...

2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Fan Meng; first Chinese fellow

... NEW YORK CITY Fan Meng of China, a visionary leader who implemented most of the first Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in chinas rapidly industrializing Guangdong Province, has been awarded the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. He will use the Fellowship to expa...

2008 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation awarded to Dr. Ussif Rashid Sumaila

...four other 2008 Fellows will pursue projects that aim to: safeguard Antarctic krill fisheries that serve as critical food sources for whales; protect chinas threatened marine environment by creating an unprecedented network of Marine Protected Areas; develop novel and groundbreaking techniques to enhance t...

Dr. Andrew Constable awarded 2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation

...rojects that aim to: create thermal enhancement techniques that can help some reef corals endure dangerously warming oceans around the world; protect chinas threatened marine environment by creating an unprecedented network of Marine Protected Areas; document the government subsidies leading to unsustainab...

2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation awarded to UM Rosenstiel's Dr. Andrew Baker

...four other 2008 Fellows will pursue projects that aim to: safeguard Antarctic krill fisheries that serve as critical food sources for whales; protect chinas threatened marine environment by creating an unprecedented network of Marine Protected Areas; document the government subsidies leading to unsustainab...
Chinas in Biological Technology

Wisconsin Manufacturing - demise or survival?

...f using technology grants to assist manufacturing growth. What happened? Where is the blame? Should we move out of Wisconsin? September 11th? chinas cheap labor force and the shift to foreign based manufacturing? Was it the stock market bust beginning in April 2003 that resulted from illegal busine...

A Vote Against Free Trade is a Vote Against Wisconsins Long-Term Interests

...strengths. Electrical machinery and equipment, medical devices, power generation equipment, oilseeds, plastics, vehicles and wood products are high on chinas shopping list. If not for China, there would be no market for some recycled materials that are now commanding decent prices. Edwards voted for the...

How do you level the playing field with China?

...the process of leveling the playing field. Perhaps chinas economists can do the work for them! As develo...ot of blame to be shared globally, and perhaps its chinas turn to be under the loan spotlight. In late De...f China and the China Construction Bank , two of chinas big four state-owned banks. Together, these four h...

Lack of broadband hamstrings international videoconferencing

...China is quickly surpassing the United States in availability of broadband. chinas broadband Internet audience blossomed in 2002, growing almost 500 percent t...n households. According to first-quarter 2004 figures from Point Topic , chinas DSL connections have almost reached the 14-million mark. According to Le...

Trade deficit hits home in Wisconsin

...ise among Wisconsin trade partners is another startling phenomenon. China ranked fourth on the states 2004 list with $583 million in exports. In fact, chinas thirst for imported goods and materials matches some of the states historic and emerging strengths. Still, the rising trade deficit shows Americans...

The worldwide growth of ag biotech

...that rice yields are improving by 15%. This trend is important when you have to feed 1.3 billion people. Agriculture currently represents about 15% of chinas GDP, but 50% of its labor force. Crop land only represents currently 1.3% of the total country. Having said this, China planted 5.1 million acres of b...

The Genesis of Gendicine: The Story Behind the First Gene Therapy

...ecoming the first company approved to market a gene therapy medication. chinas State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) approved Gendicine for treatm...d in a merger partner. This partner has to be large enough to deal with chinas huge market. BPI: Did you have any other consulting h...
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