China science, technology news summary -- Jan. 28

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BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


Chinese scientists are conducting research to help provide timely analysis of the epidemic situation and support to formulate targeted strategies for the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

A research team has been set up by the academicians and experts from the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Scientists are also conducting research on new effective drugs. The validation results of tested drugs are expected to come out soon. Other potentially effective drugs will also be put into clinical trials.


China plans to launch more space science satellites in the coming three to four years, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

The satellites will be used to detect electromagnetic signals associated with gravitational waves, solar eruption activities, astronomy and the interaction between solar wind and the Earth's magnetosphere.

Four new missions include the Gravitational Wave Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor, the Advanced Space-borne Solar Observatory, the Einstein-Probe and the Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer.


Chinese researchers reported that they have analyzed genetic features of familial Alzheimer's Disease (FAD) in China, to detect the distribution of a gene mutation among Chinese FAD patients.

Researchers from Capital Medical University in Beijing reported in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia that they built the Chinese Familial Alzheimer's Disease Network in 2002 to collect FAD cases.

They followed 1,330 patients with AD or mild cognitive impairment in 404 families for 17 years. Enditem

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