'Face of climate change'?

It is harrowing footage. An emaciated polar bear searches for food on Baffin Island, north-eastern Canada.Exhausted, it drags one leg slowly behind it, eventually...

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:...

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...

Waterspout emerges from Florida storm

Strong winds from Storm Alberto have caused a small waterspout in a swimming pool in Panama City Beach, Florida. *Featured images and content are taken...
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

‘Send in the drones’ to protect soil

Drones should be used to locate and penalise farmers who let soil run off their fields, a report will say. *Featured images and content are...

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...

RAF looks to space for the future

The Royal Air Force is pushing boundaries, 100 years since it began. Three women serving with the RAF explain. *Featured images and content are taken...

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...

Sea reptile fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.With tiny heads...

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...

How many animals are born in the world every day?

Calculating the number of daily births takes in the very largest and smallest creatures. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...
Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

People across Britain reported seeing a large greenish light streak across the sky on Sunday evening. Large meteor spotted in skies across UK Source: Science &...

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...

Making the desert sand bloom

Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn arid desert sand into farmland soil. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

UN climate stalemate sees extra week of talks added

Negotiations deadlocked as delegates get bogged down in technical arguments about the Paris climate pact. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...

Gove lambasts water company chiefs

The Environment Secretary attacks water industry bosses' salaries and lack of investment. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...

The coffee cup which can be recycled in existing systems

A recyclable coffee cup could help replace the 2.5 billion disposable cups binned each year. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87

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UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'

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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...

Recycled packaging 'may end up in landfill', warns watchdog

There is no guarantee that the products you recycle are actually recycled, the UK watchdog warns. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Hurricane Harvey rainfall 'weighed 127bn tonnes'

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Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from extinction

A last-ditch effort to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction has been launched. Last chance to save the 'panda of the sea' from...

Dozen black holes found at galactic centre

A dozen black holes may lie at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, researchers say. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Nairobi National Park railway ‘threatens Kenyan wildlife’

Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

How to inspect a nuclear energy site

BBC News went to the IAEA’s labs at Seibersdorf near Vienna to find out how they inspect the world's nuclear sites. *Featured images and content...

Hyperloop test pod sets speed record

German engineering students set a record as their pod hits 457km/h in a hyperloop tunnel test. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

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 hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues

It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says. *Featured images and content...

Dinosaur parenting: How the ‘chickens from hell’ nested

Dinosaurs may have used a unique nesting strategy to prevent their eggs from being crushed. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...

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...

Plankton named after Attenborough series

Scientists at University College London (UCL) bestowed the honour on Sir David Attenborough and the documentary team. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Key ‘step forward’ in cutting cost of removing CO2 from air

A Canadian firm says new technology has dramatically cut the cost of removing carbon from the air. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

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...

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...

‘Memory transplant’ achieved in snails

Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science & Environment...

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,...

Delay for Nasa’s Tess planet-hunter

The launch of the Tess mission to find new worlds beyond our Solar System is delayed by 48 hours. *Featured images and content are taken...

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...

Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft

Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

Macular degeneration: ‘I’ve been given my sight back’

Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science &...

‘Guns, germs and trees’ determine gorilla’s fate

The largest ever survey of western lowland gorillas shows most are living in unprotected areas. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

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...

Brexit ‘could damage UK environment’

MPs demand legislation to ensure the government delivers on post-Brexit air pollution promises *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Science...

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...

Young will pick up climate change bill, advisers warn

Without action on climate change, the coming generation will pay much more to curb emissions, a UK report says. *Featured images and content are taken...

Swarm of starlings causes ‘roadblock’ in Norfolk

The birds were captured at about 14:30 GMT on Wednesday at Flitcham, near King's Lynn. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...