The State Council Information Office of China holds a seminar to focus on the Chinese Academy of Sciences' scientific achievements during the past seven decades, Nov. 19, 2019.
BAI Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, WANG Keqiang, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, POO Muming, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, participated in this seminar.
At the seminar, POO Muming said that China is aiming for breakthroughs in neuroscience and brain disease research.
POO said the development of neuroscience could help address some health issues as it provides a scientific basis for the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases.
POO and his team have produced the world's first cloned monkeys and is dedicated to nonhuman primate disease modeling research.
"Compared with rodents, nonhuman primates are more appropriate experimental animal models as their brains are more similar to those of humans. We are now cooperating with the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica to develop new drugs for brain diseases and test the effectiveness of drugs," POO said.