• Molecular and Cellular Drivers of Hypothalamic Aging
    Molecular and Cellular Drivers of Hypothalamic Aging

    Recently, a study led by Dr. WU Qingfeng from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), revealed five aging hallmarks of the hypothalamus and identified fibroblast-like vascular and leptomeningeal cells (VLMCs) as a critical cell population which might exacerbate aging process through secretory factors.

    21 Jan,2022
  • Uncovered the Mystery of Apical Hook Formation for Seedling Emergence
    Uncovered the Mystery of Apical Hook Formation for Seedling Emergence

    Researchers from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Minnesota, United States, uncovered the mechanism of apical hook formation and proposed a molecular framework for auxin-mediated inhibition of cell expansion.

    20 Jan,2022
  • Advances in Biomaterial-Based Spinal Cord Injury Repair Exhibit Great Potential in Clinic
    Advances in Biomaterial-Based Spinal Cord Injury Repair Exhibit Great Potential in Clinic

    Prof. DAI Jianwu from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences systematically summarized the latest progress in the research field of spinal cord injury regeneration and repair, looks forward to the challenges and future development trends in this research field, and provides important guidance for spinal ...

    14 Jan,2022
  • A Dual-functional Immunoregulatory Hydrogel Promotes Neural Regeneration after Spinal Cord Injury
    A Dual-functional Immunoregulatory Hydrogel Promotes Neural Regeneration after Spinal Cord Injury

    Research group led by Prof. DAI Jianwu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a multifunctional scaffold by modifying a photocrosslinking gelatin hydrogel with a cationic polymer, polyamidoamine, and an anti-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin-10 (IL-10), to effectively regulate the immune microenvironment after spinal cord injury, reduc...

    13 Jan,2022
  • Researchers Reveal Mechanism of Lipid Storage and Mitochondrial Metabolism Regulated by NAD Kinase NADK
    Researchers Reveal Mechanism of Lipid Storage and Mitochondrial Metabolism Regulated by NAD Kinase NADK

    A research team led by Prof. HUANG Xun from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that NAD kinase (NADK) , which phosphorylates NAD+ to produce NADP+, regulates lipid storage and mitochondrial metabolism in fat tissue through supporting de novo lipogenesis.

    30 Dec,2021
  • Chloroplast Co-chaperonin Links Protein Folding and Degradation
    Chloroplast Co-chaperonin Links Protein Folding and Degradation

    Researchers from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, discovered a novel function of the Cpn60 co-chaperonin in addition to its known function in promoting folding: slowing down the degradation activity of chloroplast ClpP by capping the substrate entrance.

    30 Nov,2021
  • An E3 Ubiquitin Ligase DSNP1 Plays an Essential Role during Rice Meiosis
    An E3 Ubiquitin Ligase DSNP1 Plays an Essential Role during Rice Meiosis

    A research group led by Prof. CHENG Zhukuan from Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences identified a novel RING finger E3 ubiquitin ligase encoding gene DESYNAPSIS1 (DSNP1) participating in synapsis and homologous recombination in rice meiosis.

    04 Nov,2021
  • Scientists Developed an Efficient Gene Expression Profiling Approach for Transcriptomics
    Scientists Developed an Efficient Gene Expression Profiling Approach for Transcriptomics

    Scientists at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a simplified and highly efficient 3’RNA-seq method, called Simplified Poly(A) Anchored Sequencing (SiPAS), to boost population transcriptomics in plants.

    26 Oct,2021