11 August 2015
A microgravity simulation study with mice, conducted by the Department of Immunology at Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing, revealed altered composition of intestinal bacteria, decreased regulatory T cells, increased neutrophils, and imbalance of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in the colon tissues.
"Our study provides useful insights on the cross-regulation of the mucosal immune system, epithelial barrier and commensal bacteria not only in humans in spaceflight or analog, but also in humans on earth that undergo various stresses," said the study author Qing Ge.  
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10 August 2015
A memorandum of understanding, signed by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), HIST and Cambodia' s Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) in 2014, enables cooperation in the use of Chinese satellite data. "We noticed, through the 'sky eyes' system, that forests to the north of the heritage site are decreasing as hotels mushroom, and underground water levels are falling. We have reported the discoveries to the site managing authorities for them to deal with,"says Hong Tianhua, Deputy Director and Secretary General of the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage under the Auspices of UNESCO (HIST).
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06 August 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry led the United States’ delegation to the 22nd Meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), an annual gathering of foreign ministers and senior officials representing 26 countries from Pakistan to the Pacific Rim and the European Union. Capitalizing on the first  ASEAN Regional Forum Space Security Workshop, the United States, China, Russia, and Laos plan to co-chair a follow-on workshop to explore the benefits of outer space for ASEAN Member States, address current issues facing the space environment, and assess approaches to space security to ensure the benefits for future generations.
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25 July 2015
A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network - the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) - blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest China's Sichuan Province on 25 July 2015. China successfully launched the two satellites into different orbits. The Long March-3B was equipped with the Expedition-1, or Yuanzheng-1 independent aircraft installed on the carrier rocket with the ability of sending one or more spacecraft into different orbits in space.
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03 August 2015
During a visit to Beijing last week, Jeff Manber Managing Director of Houston-based NanoRacks company, signed an agreement with Beijing Institute of Technology - BIT to fly a biological experiment on the effect of space radiation on the human DNA on board of SpaceX' Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station ISS. "It's symbolic, and it's meaningful," Manber said against media outlet Houston Chronicle.
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