Scientists are currently investigating Xofluza, a new influenza drug created by Japanese pharmaceutical company Shionogi that was approved for clinical use in Japan in February 2018.
For the first time, the WHO has announced that China has beaten the United States in terms of having healthy life expectancy at birth. According to WHO data, newborns in China can look forward to 68.7 years of healthy life in the future versus 68.5 years for American babies. The overall life expectancy rate for American babies is 78.5 years but the last 10 years are not expected to be healthy.
Researchers in China have accomplished the genome sequencing of the wheat A subgenome, and have developed a high-quality draft of its chromosomes that could promote genetic improvements in cultivated wheat. They have created an amazing molecular map of 7 chromosomes of the wheat A subgenome and identified 41,507 protein-coding genes that provide high-quality genomic information.