Fossil of ‘first giant’ dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Top hat

With the first 500mph runs now pushed back to mid-2019, there is more time to prepare the world's first supersonic car. *Featured images and content...
Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice

Puppy dog eyes influence dog choice

Why do we choose one dog over another? Prof Bridget Waller, an evolutionary psychologist from the University of Portsmouth, UK, found one factor influences...

Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Waterwheel: Ten times faster than a Venus flytrap

The hunting mechanism of the carnivorous waterwheel plant has been studied in detail for the first time. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

What is a shelf cloud?

The weather system was captured at Lake Superior, Michigan, in the US. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...

Discovering King Tutankhamun’s tomb: Harry Burton’s photographs

A new exhibition reappraises the work of Harry Burton, who photographed the decade-long Tutankhamun excavation. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

UK engineers to design new Mars rover

The robot vehicle would retrieve rocks that could be brought to Earth for detailed study. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...
联合国教科文组织抗衰老与疾病执行委员会”在京成立赵春华院士担任执行委员会主席

联合国教科文组织抗衰老与疾病执行委员会”在京成立赵春华院士担任执行委员会主席

联合国教科文组织抗衰老与疾病执行委员会”在京成立赵春华院士担任执行委员会主席 日前在“第二届(北京)国际生物医学健康年会暨首届跨国生命医学界院士论坛”上,成立了16个国家和地区的科学家代表组成的联合国教科文组织“一带一路文化互动地图”项目“国际抗衰老研究学术联合机构——联合国教科文组织抗衰老与疾病执行委员会”。 与此同时还成立了国际生命医学联合研究院,意图通过多国的联合协作建立在衰老与抗衰研究方面的系统性协同创新学术机制。 欧洲科学、艺术与人文学院院士,中国医学科学院基础医学研究所赵春华教授担任执行委员会主席;名誉主席为欧洲科学、艺术与人文学院安特格利博达副院长;中国工程院刘德培院士、陈香美院士;中国科学院陈润生院士和刘昌胜院士。 当天会议由中国科学院王福生院士主持。国家发展和改革委员会国际合作中心副主任常皓;中国健康产业投资基金管理股份有限公司董事长梁雨;全国卫生产业企业管理协会会长窦熙照;国家文化产业研究中心主任、清华大学教授熊澄宇和上海白玉兰谈家桢生命科学发展基金会理事长谈向东;中国生物技术发展中心医药生物技术处副处长卢姗等嘉宾分别致辞或做政策解读。 针对我国老龄化社会的严峻现实问题,中国工程院院士、解放军总医院肾病专科医院院长陈香美教授报告了其团队有关衰老发生机制、评价指标及防治措施的研究成果。从2000年起,陈香美院士牵头连续承担了3项关于衰老发生机制及其防治的国家973计划重点项目,阐明了器官衰老的细胞分子机制,建立了评价人体衰老的生物学指标体系,提出了延缓衰老的防治措施,上述研究成果获得了2项国家科技科技进步奖。另外,陈香美院士还介绍了其团队有关干细胞治疗急性肾损伤及糖尿病肾病的研究成果。 欧洲科学、艺术与人文学院赵春华院士提出,干细胞再生医学不仅是国际生物医学界竞相发展的热点领域,也是国家科技体制改革后重点资助的第一批创新前沿学科,近年国家卫健委、国家药品监督管理局对干细胞再生医学的创新应用和新药研发等给予越来越积极的政策支持,无疑更加表明其对于疾病的治疗、预防、生命的延长、抗衰老这些大众关心的痛点的积极作用和带来变革的希望,“我相信,在与其他科技领域如纳米科技、人工智能、材料学、计算机技术等科技成果的辅助和融合下,在不久的将来我们在人体的衰老与抗衰老方面的认知水平一定能够得到快速提升。” 本次会议由国家发展和改革委员会国际合作中心主办,中国健康产业投资基金管理股份有限公司、中国青岛国际(生物谷)健康产业先行试验区、中国医学科学院基础医学研究所、兰州市人民政府、信阳市人民政府和国奥源生物工程集团有限公司联合承办。吸引了来自中国、美国、英国等16个国家和地区的知名专家学者与业界同行600余位国内外嘉宾出席

Plant ‘thugs’ crowd roadside flowers

It is claimed the UK's roadside wild flowers are suffering because of pollution and poor management. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

How does plastic move around the oceans?

BBC Science Editor David Shukman explains what happens to plastic once it gets into the sea. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Red squirrel numbers boosted by predator

Why red squirrel numbers are boosted by the activity of their natural predator, the pine marten. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Plastic pollution: ‘Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo’

Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Rush to dam

Developing economies around the world are investing in hydropower. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment News Full article...

Clean air plan ‘ambitious but vague’

Plan promises much cleaner air for many, but it's accused of ducking difficult issues *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Science behind the blood moon

Friday night's lunar eclipse will last longer than any in the 21st Century. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Origin of ‘six-inch mummy’ confirmed

Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Mirage-like dust devil swirls in Llandrindod Wells heat

The strange weather phenomenon was spotted in Powys, as temperatures soared across Wales. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Margaret Atwood: ‘If the ocean dies, so do we’

Speaking at a climate change conference in London, author Margaret Atwood supported a ban on single use plastic. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Prehistoric bake-off: Recipe for oldest bread revealed

Charred crumbs found in a middle-eastern desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Kew Gardens will reopen the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse

The Temperate House at Kew Gardens, which was built in 1863, is home to some of the world's rarest plants. *Featured images and content are...

Why sharks like it hot – but not too hot

Scientists have calculated the water temperature at which tiger sharks are most active and abundant. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Mystery extinct ape found in ancient Chinese tomb

The discovery of a prehistoric pet gibbon suggests humans pushed apes to extinction far back in history. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Pacific 'baby island' is natural lab to study Mars

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Map records UK’s small ups and downs

The subtle warping of the land surface across Britain is fully mapped in detail for the first time. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical

Researchers discover an unexplained rise in a compound that is highly destructive to the ozone layer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Largest population of penguins found in Antarctic Peninsula

Over 1.5m penguins, the largest population on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been found on the Danger Islands. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks

One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Jupiter Great Red Spot has deep roots

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Pioneer astronaut John Young dies

US astronaut John Young, who flew to the moon twice and commanded the first ever space shuttle mission, has died aged 87, Nasa said."Today,...

The whales who love to sing in the dark

A new study reveals the surprising complexity of bowhead whale song. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

US flood risk 'severely underestimated'

Scientists and engineers have teamed up across the Atlantic to "redraw" the flood map of the US. Their work reveals 40 million Americans are...

Star system has record eight exoplanets

Nasa has found a distant star circled by eight planets, equal to the complement in our own Solar System.It's the largest number of worlds...

Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government.It is providing £5.7m to increase tree...

Flamingo that escaped a zoo in 2005 spotted in Texas

The bird, tagged as number 492, is seen near Lavaca Bay, Texas, after fleeing a Kansas zoo in 2005. *Featured images and content are taken...

Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

The first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public. Source: Science & Environment Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

Study suggests drastic decline in mountain hares

Conservation groups have called for an end to the "indiscriminate and ruthless" mountain hare culls. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Seventh EU Sentinel goes into orbit

Europe's latest Earth observation satellite will focus on the behaviour and health of oceans. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

IPCC: Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report

Scientists meet in Korea to discuss a report aimed at keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C this century. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Seal released after recovering from plastic air filter injury

The seal named Relashio was close to death when he was rescued. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...

'Job done'

A British team is developing a car that will be capable of reaching 1,000mph (1,610km/h). Powered by a rocket bolted to a Eurofighter-Typhoon jet...

Antarctic ice sheets: Four things you need to know

With Antarctica shedding ice at an accelerating rate, here's what you need to know about continent's ice sheet. *Featured images and content are taken from...
El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent's ice. Scientists...
Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppies

A dachshund created through cloning is now expecting naturally-conceived puppies.Minnie Winnie was cloned after her owner Rebecca Bourne, from Wickhambrook, near Newmarket, entered her...

‘Boaty McBoatface’ sub survives ice mission

The nation's favourite yellow submarine returns safely after a dangerous dive in the Antarctic. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires.It is a powerful demonstration of...

Archaeopteryx flew like a pheasant, say scientists

The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx, once thought of as the first bird, could fly, research shows. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Interstellar asteroid checked for alien technology

A project searching for intelligent life in the cosmos is going to check the first known interstellar asteroid for signs of alien technology.The odd-shaped...