By the end of July, China had increased its daily nucleic acid testing (NAT) capacity to 4.84 million. A total of 4,946 medical institutions, manned by more than 38,000 technicians, are now capable of conducting the test to identify the presence of COVID-19.
As a satellite navigation system is a public infrastructure belonging to the world, China has always ensured its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is open to the world.
China's State Council issued a circular on Tuesday to further optimize the development of the integrated circuit industry and the software industry.
On July 26, China's domestically developed amphibious aircraft, the AG600 Kunlong, took off from Rizhao Shanzihe Airport on a clear day. It successfully completed its first sea-based test flight off the coast of Qingdao in Shandong province, flying for a total of 1 hour and 21 minutes.
On July 20th, The Lancet published two papers online at the same time, revealing the results of clinical trials for two COVID-19 vaccines. From China and the United Kingdom respectively, the two stars on the track of adenovirus vector vaccine display a one-on-one competition.
The National Center for Respiratory Medicine was officially established in Beijing on July 26. Jointly established by the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, the center is expected to lead the way in developing China's respiratory medicine, and it will address major public health issues caused by respiratory diseases.
According to the latest cosmological study released on July 20 by the extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) collaboration, professors Zhao Gongbo and Wang Yuting from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) detected the existence of dark energy at a significance of 11 s. This is the strongest evidence yet of dark energy from galaxy surveys.
According to the State Grid Corporation of China, China's largest 5G smart grid project has now been completed in Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province.
The live webcast provides opportunities not only for those seeking to be internet celebrities, but also for those wishing to take advantage of their rich agricultural resources.
China launched the 55th and final satellite in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) at 9:43 a.m. (Beijing Time) on June 23. This is the third geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) satellite in the BDS-3 system.
Preliminary data from a clinical trial has shown that the vaccine developed by Chinese institutes induced high-titer antibodies in all those who had been inoculated. The result has been demonstrated though two different protocols and dosages.
Brazilian researchers have discovered one of the causes of severe COVID-19 in diabetic patients. Laboratory experiments showed that the higher level of blood sugar in these patients is captured by monocytes, a type of defense cell, and serves as a source of additional energy for the coronavirus to replicate more than in a healthy organism. In response to the increased viral load, the monocytes release large amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines with several effects including lung cell death.
According to the latest news from Science and Technology Daily (April 14th), two COVID-19 inactivated vaccines were just approved for a phase I & II combined clinical trial by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) of China, making them the first batch in this category. The two vaccines were developed respectively by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd of Sinopharm and Sinovac Research & Development Co., Ltd together with research institutes.