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Our sense of smell has a reputation for being underdeveloped — but this is ill-founded. The events of the past two years, in which millions of people lost their sense of smell to COVID-19, have put the spotlight on research emerging from the world of olfaction.
Founded in 1922, Shanghai University has kept pace with the city’s rapid growth. It focuses on the need for innovation and solutions in industry at regional and national levels, and takes a unique route to boost interdisciplinary interactions in research and education.
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Recent technological progress has facilitated the study of how embryos develop, how embryonic cells transition between different states, how adult stem cells are maintained and differentiate, at unprecedented resolution.
As the first wave of the COVID pandemic washed across the world, it left devastation in its wake – devastation that was persistently most acute among disadvantaged people and in marginalized communities.