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Boston-based Startup’s Trademark Application Opposed by Chinese Internet Giant Tencent

By Jie Ji, columnist for bostonese.com

It came as astonishment to Mr. Mo, founder of Dinnnerful.com and his business partners that their trademark application was opposed by Tencent, a Chinese internet tycoon. Mo couldn’t believe it as the submitted trademarks are in different language as Tencent’s and the two companies run totally different businesses.

One of Tencent’s office buildings in China (file photo).
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Chinese-American Biomedical Association Launches Texas Chapter

Cambridge, Mass., January 2, 2017 – Chinese-American Biomedical Association (CABA), a 501(C)(3) non-profit professional organization based in Massachusetts since 2007, today announced the launch of its first chapter outside Massachusetts. The first chapter, named CABA-Texas (or CABA-TX), will be based in Houston, Texas.

(from left)Susan Qu, Shiwen Lin and Eric Shi at 2016 CABA annual meeting (file photo).
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Zhao Zhongxian and Tu Youyou Share China’s Top Science Award

Beijing, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — Two Chinese scientists, physicist Zhao Zhongxian and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, won China’s top science award Monday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) presents award certificates to physicist Zhao Zhongxian (R) and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, who won China’s top science award, at an annual ceremony held to honor distinguished scientists and research achievements in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 9, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)
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MIT Alumni and Entrepreneurs Team up to Guide Young Startups

Innovation@ONE business pitch competition features startups and ideas out of Course 1.

Carolyn Schmitt | Civil and Environmental Engineering
December 29, 2016
From MIT News

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) is at the forefront of identifying problems and finding new solutions for existing industries and infrastructures to make a big impact around the world. On Nov. 17, eight CEE students and researchers pitched business ideas to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs at the second Innovation@ONE competition, offering solutions to problems at many scales, from public health to physical infrastructure.

At Innovation@ONE, the Most Inventive Business Idea was presented to Jingjie Yeo (left) of Accuro Pressure Silk; the Business Pitch Champion was awarded to Justin Chen (center) of Motus View; and the Best Early Stage Idea was awarded to Paige Midstokke (right) of Safe Tap. (Photo: Allison Dougherty/Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
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Haier Products Assist MIT Professor in Cutting-edge Research

By Season Ji

Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 19, 2016, — The Pew Charitable Trust recently named its annual list “37 Scientists Who Could Change the World”, among which there’s a Boston-based scholar, Omer Yilmaz. He is a young associate professor at MIT, focusing on cancer research. Prof. Yilmaz became famous for his latest research that was published on the academic journal Nature. After repeated experiments, he found why obese people are faced with higher risks of cancers: the stem cells are stimulated and a kind of protein that controls metabolism is activated.
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Chia-wei Cheng(left) and Prof. Yilmaz at the lab. (photos by Season Ji).
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Breakthrough Prize to Mark 5th Anniversary in Award Ceremony on Dec. 4

December 4, 2016 – (San Francisco) – The Breakthrough Prize and founders Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, tonight announced the recipients of the 2017 Breakthrough Prizes, marking the organization’s fifth anniversary recognizing top achievements in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics. A combined total of $25 million was awarded at the gala ceremony in Silicon Valley, hosted by Morgan Freeman. Each of the Breakthrough Prizes is worth $3 million, the largest individual monetary prize in science.
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Xi Yin of Harvard wins the New Horizons in Physics Prize.
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Westlake Institute for Advanced Study Attracts International Talents

Hangzhou, China, Dec. 10, 2016 — Westlake Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) hosts its founding ceremony today in Hangzhou. WIAS is a non-profit research institute that is dedicated to the advancement of natural sciences and the frontiers of engineering disciplines. WIAS is located in the beautiful Cloud Town of Xihu District of Hangzhou.

WIAS hosted the second academic interview on November 20, 2016 in Hangzhou, China. Twenty outstanding talents from United States of America, Germany, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Taiwan participated in this round of interviews. Through presentations and questions, WIAS judges evaluated the candidates’ independent thinking abilities as well as their dedication to academic studies to select the best talents.
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To Broaden Global Reach, 2016 Tang Prize to Be Awarded on 9/25

Taipei, Sept. 23, 2016, –After a successful inaugural year in 2014, the second biennial Tang Prize commenced this September 22 at Taipei’s iconic National Palace Museum. The six recipients of the international award were greeted by Tang Prize Founder Samuel Yin at the welcoming reception, along with leaders from industry and government. The reception was the first in a week-long series of events, including a culturally diverse concert, a lecture and forum series, and the centerpiece to the week—the Tang Prize Award Ceremony on September 25.
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Winners of 2016 Tang Prize at a reception in Taipei today.
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World Tea Organization Holds Lecture at MIT

Cambridge, MA, August 5, 2016, — World Tea Organization (WTeaO) Lecture on Tea, Nanomedicine and human health at MIT was given by: Dr. Qizhen Du (ZAFU Food Science Professor) & Dr. Xingcai Zhang (Tea & Nano-medicine researcher) earlier this week. The lecture covered the History of Tea for Human Health, Chemistry and Health Benefits of Tea, Tea and Cancer Prevention/ Drug Delivery System etc by Dr. Zhang and Improving the Bioavailability of EGCG by Nanotechnology etc by Dr. Du.
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5G Opens Doors for New Market Leaders

Boston, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — 5G will usher in a new era with new players disrupting the current service provider landscape, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics’ Wireless Operator Strategies service, “Mobile Service Evolution on the Road to 5G.” These new players will compete with traditional service providers to offer new “as a service” business models and network slicing for dynamic on-demand, service specific network provisioning to address the needs of particular use cases and services.

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Feng Zhang, 34, among Five Faculty Members Granted Tenure at MIT School of Science

(Original title: Five School of Science faculty members granted tenure. From MIT News)

Cambridge, Mass., — The School of Science recently announced that five of its faculty members have been granted tenure by MIT.
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Clockwise from top left: Oliver Jagoutz, Markus Klute, Elizabeth Nolan, Philippe Rigollet, Feng Zhang.
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MIT’s Feng Zhang Wins Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science

Boston, June 20, 2016, — MIT News reported on June 18 that Feng Zhang, a core institute member of the Broad Institute and an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, has been named a 2016 Tang Prize Laureate in Biopharmaceutical Science for his role in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system and demonstrating pioneering uses in eukaryotic cells.
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Dr. Feng Zhang (left) at his lab.
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Dr. Xiu-Min Li Wins 2016 Future of Health Technology Award

Cambridge, Mass., May 16, 2016, — Dr. Xiu-Min Li of Mount Sinai Hospital was recently awarded 2016 Future of Health Technology Award for Innovative Research on Botanical Drugs for Allergies and Immune System Diseases. The award ceremony was held at MIT. Counselor Xing Jijun of Chinese Consulate in New York City attended the event and congratulated Dr. Li for winning the prestigious award.
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(L to R) Counselor Xing Jijun, Barbara Winston and Professor Xiu-Min Li at the award ceremony.
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President Obama to Host 6th White House Science Fair

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, April 13, the President will host the 6th and final White House Science Fair of his Administration, celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions from across the United States.
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President Obama with Intel Science Award students(file photo).
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