One AMU Research Ranks China's Top Ten Scientific Advances of 2010

      On Jan 18,2010, Ministry of Science and Technology of China(MOST) released China's Top Ten major scientific progresses of 2010.One research discovery from Anhui Medical University --- the research findings of a genome wide study unveiled the susceptibility genes for psoriasis, vitiligo, and leprosy by Professor Zhang Xuejun’s seminar --- was selected as one of the top ten major scientific progresses.

 At the news conference, experts commented on this scientific progress that this series of researches found susceptibility genes for a collection of diseases; provided scientific basis for clarifying the nosogenesis; laid a strong foundation for the risk profile, the research and development of new drugs and the promotion of personal medicine. Meanwhile, this research pushed forward international researches on dermatosis and offered a successful model for other subjects to carry out studies on susceptibility genes in China as well. It is the only progress achieved by a local college and makes a first time for AHMU to enlist in China’s Top Ten Major Scientific Progresses.