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The Jinping Underground Nuclear Astrophysics (JUNA) collaboration has reported a recent direct measurement of the cross section of a crucial stellar neutron source reaction. The study was published in<EM> Physical Review Letters</EM> on September 23.
- Physical Review Letters
With the help of genetic manipulation and advanced biophysical tools, an international research team has gained unexpected insight into how a bacterium uptakes sugars derived from plant feedstock.
In a recent study, researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used a technique called 'Raman spectroscopy' to identify the key characteristics of Escherichia coli persister cells.
- Frontiers in Microbiology
A research team led by Prof. WANG Tao and Dr. LIU Dan from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revealed that tree species diversity could enhance drought resistance in nearly half the world’s forests.
- Nature Geoscience
A joint research team led by Dr. ZHANG Yanhui from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has found that a magnetic field can help enhance the generation of synthetic biogas.
Researchers from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, along with their collaborators, now have found evidence to support the hypothesis that dinosaurs were not very diverse before their extinction and had declined overall during the last part of the Cretaceous.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The genetic talents of a marine microalga are now unlocked, to produce medium-chain triacylglycerols, which is a kind of plant oil with a variety of health benefits, according to a study led by researchers from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
- PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
A research team led by Dr. LI Leping from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) has revealed the details of reconnection between a filament and its nearby emerging fields, which led to the reconfiguration and subsequent partial eruption of the filament.
- The Astrophysical Journal
A research team led by Dr. DU Xuemin from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has reported a new smart material with high-efficiency and durable photo-induced charge regeneration capability, enabling light control of droplets with superior performance and reliability.
- National Science Review