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Vol 10, No 15, 15 August 2006 - Medical Education in Asia Pacific


•  Patent Problem for Australian Professor Ian Frazer
•  Prana co-Founding Scientist, Professor Colin Masters, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer's Disease Research
•  Australia's Topical Pain Relief Lotion to be Exported to Asia and Europe

•  China Media Networks International Inc Changes Name to Medical Solutions Management Inc
•  Joint Study Shows Genetically Modified Cotton Less Profitable in China
•  Important Progress in Functional Genomics Research
•  Promotion of China International Innovation Park of Biotechnology and Medicine
•  Chinese and British Experts Break the Genetic Code
•  6th Award of Prizes for Young Scientists of China
•  Steady Progress in China's Research on Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering
•  CAS, Karolinska Institutet to Strengthen Collaboration

•  India to Host CPHi -World's Largest Pharmaceutical Convention
•  India Approves a Phase II Study by Napo Pharmaceuticals of Crofelemer
•  Overseas Firms Granted Hundreds of Patents on Yoga in US, Europe
•  India's Polio Outbreak

•  Bird Flu Cases in Indonesia

•  Eisai Commences US Legal Action over Aricept
•  Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Sues Mylan over Drug Patent
•  Ono Pharm/Medarex Commences Clinical Trials for Cancer Drug

•  South Korea to Inject US$846m into Biotech Research

•  New Biomedical Sciences Executive Committee Established to Lead Phase 2 of Singapore's Biomedical Sciences Initiative
•  Singapore Scientists Find Gene that Causes Blindness in Kids
•  Cancer Doctor Honored by American Society of Clinical Oncology

•  Taiwan Considering Medicine Research Center Proposal

•  Avian Influenza in Thailand

•  Bandgladesh Immunizes Against Polio

Special Feature
•  Innovations in Medical Education Curriculum in India
•  Medical Education in Korea: Past, Present, and Future
•  Medical Education Reforms in China
•  Medical Education Reforms in Sri Lanka
•  The Current Medical Education System in Taiwan
•  The Medical Education System in Thailand

Industry Watch
•  Aida Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of Phase I Trials For Gene-Therapy Drug
•  Neusoft Inks JV with Trivitron, to invest US $5 Million for Medical Equipment Unit in India
•  Makoto Signs $20 Million Research Collaboration with Taiho Pharmaceutical Co Ltd
•  Fukuda Denshi to Sell Kontron Medical SAS and Kontron Medical AG
•  ESI First in the World to Create Embryonic Stem Cells for Clinical Use
•  Latest Innovation Enables Early Diagnosis of Dengue
•  Exploit Technologies Presents Flagship Programs & Incubation Projects at Inaugural Venture Capital Forum
•  Merck Sharp & Dohme Expands Singapore Facility with S$100 Million Investment
•  MedMira -- Innovation Inspired by People

Research Findings
•  NUS Launches New Center with RAND Health

•  Where does Asia Stand in Accepting Agribiotechnology Crops?

General News
•  3rd IECA Conference on Systems Biology, IECA 2006
•  NIBS, Beijing

•  Guo Moruo -- Founder of CAS

Conference Calendar

news Runners' High, Happy Feet — If you're Happy, and you know it 'Clap' your Feet
news Snapshot of Stem Cell Expression using Single-cell RNA Sequencing
news A Heroic Voyage — Sydney Brenner's Life in Science
news VeloX, A Minimally Invasive Prosthetic Heart Valve for treating Mitral Regurgitation
news Anti-CD25 monoclonal antibody (90Y-daclizumab) a favorable target towards systemic radio-immunotherapy in Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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