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.

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.

Beijing Municipal People's Government, National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will jointly hold the first World 5G Convention in Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area from November 20 to 23, 2019. The Convention aims to seize the opportunities brought by 5G technological innovation and industry reform, collect quality innovation resources and advance the growth and application of 5G. It also intends to expedite the commercialization of 5G and boost the exchange and joint advances of global 5G technologies.

Roxadustat, a new drug used for treating anemia of chronic kidney disease, has recently been recognized by top international academia. It is expected to lead the revolutionary change in the treatment mode of renal anemia.

In the preliminary meeting of operating the regional research center, International Centre for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology (ICGEB) in China, Science and Technology Daily was informed that China Medical City (CMC), China's leading medical industrialization base in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, was invited by ICGEB to discuss the promotion and collaboration between CMC and ICGEB.

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