On October 7, 2019, a research paper entitled "long-term memory is formed immediately without the need for protein synthesis-dependent consolidation in Drosophila" was published in Nature Communications by Yi Zhong’ lab. For the first time, it has been revealed that the "context effect" relies on a kind of context-dependent memory that does not require protein synthesis but can be maintained for almost a lifetime, and the neural mechanism of multi-sensory integration of such memory extraction has been revealed. The research has upended perceptions of long-term memory and inspired scientists to re-understand the nature of memory.
On Sep.5, 2019, Yi Zhong’s group published ’Genetic dissection of active forgetting in labile and consolidated memories in Drosophila’ in PNAS.
On Aug. 27, 2019, Dr. Xiao Bailong published ’Levering Mechanically Activated Piezo Channels for Potential Pharmacological Intervention’ in the Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
On Aug.21, 2019, Xiao Bailong’s group and Li Xueming’s group published ’Structure and mechanogating of the mammalian tactile channel PIEZO2’ in NATURE.
On Jul.31, 2019, Tsinghua University group published ’Towards artificial general intelligence with hybrid Tianjic chip architecture’ in NATURE. Dr. Sen Song is Co-First Author and Dr. Luping Shi is correspondent author.
On Feb.5, 2019, Wei Zhang’s group published ’Piezo-like Gene Regulates Locomotion in Drosophila Larvae’ in Cell Reports.
On Feb. 5, 2019, Bailong Xiao’s group published ’Mechanically Activated Piezo Channels Mediate Touch and Suppress Acute Mechanical Pain Response in Mice’ in Cell Reports.
On Jan. 3, 2019, Bailong Xiao’s group published ’STIM1 thermosensitivity defines the optimal preference temperature for warm sensation in mice’ in Cell Research.