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  • 18 06/2024
    ECNUers discover plant-derived phytochrome accessory proteins aid in the regulation of gene expression in mammals
    Scientists have been searching for methods to precisely control gene expression, which is crucial for fields, e.g., biosynthesis and gene cell therapy. A recent study has discovered that phytochrome accessory proteins derived from plants can play a significant role in mammalian cells.On June 8, 2024, ECNU research team led by Ye Haifeng from the School of Life Sciences, the Shanghai Key Laborat...
  • 11 06/2024
    ECNU research team elucidates the origin of the light-induced spin currents
    Recently, the research team led by Sun Lin from the Key Laboratory of Polar Materials and Devices, ECNU observed light-induced spin currents in W/YIG bilayer films using their self-developed spin photovoltaic effect measurement system. By combining experimental observations with device simulations, they elucidated the controversy over the origin of light-induced spin currents and revealed the m...
  • 09 06/2024
    ECNUers shed new lights on the adaptation strategies of plant communities over six decades of succession
    In 1974, Philip Grime introduced a groundbreaking ecological concept—the CSR theory, which classifies plant strategies into competitors (C), stress-tolerators (S), and ruderals (R). This framework became a cornerstone of plant functional ecology, suggesting that that plant communities would transit from ruderal strategies in the early succession to stress-tolerant strategies in later successio...
  • 07 03/2024
    ECNU research team advances rare diseases documentation with CCRD platform
    The Catalogue of Chinese Rare Diseases (CCRD) was jointly established by Shi Tieliu and Lin Xin of ECNU who led the research team. The CCRD was officially launched on Feb 29, to enhance public awareness of rare diseases and promote screening, diagnosis, and prevention of rare diseases.www.unimd.org/ccrdRare diseases are a general term for a large group of different diseases that affect a small ...
  • 28 02/2024
    China Daily: Researchers use sunlight to recycle plastic waste
    Chinese researchers have made a breakthrough in recycling plastic waste utilizing seawater and sunlight, a process which is low-cost, environmentally friendly and economically viable.The team at East China Normal University in Shanghai said their process can achieve "closed-loop "recycling of plastic waste and is already attracting huge interest.The method, discovered by a research team led by ...
  • 09 02/2024
    ECNU research team advances developments in photoacoustic microscopy
    The research team led by Professors Shian Zhang and Yuecheng Shen from the State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy at East China Normal University has made significant strides in the field of photoacoustic microscopy imaging. Addressing the challenge of reduced imaging resolution due to optical aberrations in photoacoustic microscopy, the team has developed an adaptive optical technology...
  • 15 01/2024
    ECNUers make an important breakthrough in uncovering the mechanisms of indebtedness
    In our daily life, some of us are confused about why we are in debt to somebody who lends a hand to us (i.e., the so-called debt of favors). Indeed, it is the feeling of indebtedness that makes us think so. According to the latest research conducted by researchers at the School of Psychology and Cognitive Science of ECNU, the more that individual reciprocal behavior is affected by the indebtedn...
  • 09 01/2024
    ECNU and Zhejiang University jointly report a small-molecule activation mechanism that directly opens the KCNQ2 channel
    ECNU and Zhejiang University have jointly discovered a new activation mechanism for small molecules to directly open the KCNQ2 channel, offering a new path for drug discovery of agonists.Drugs are generally divided into inhibitors and agonists; the former can reduce the activity of targets while the latter can increase the activity of targets. Ion channels have a very wide range of physiologica...
  • 29 12/2023
    ECNU scholars make the groundbreaking discovery of topologically chiral molecules with high spin filtering selectivity
    Topological chirality refers to the property of molecules that cannot be continuously deformed into their mirror images in three-dimensional space. It is a research field involving multiple disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. This field has become the forefront of international research. Compared to the extensively studied classical Euclidean ...