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Vol 11, No 11, 15 June 2007 - Natural Medicine
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Glaxo Cervical Cancer Vaccine Approved in Australia
•  Ten Million Dollar Grant to Establish Australian Mammalian Cell Production Facility
•  AgResearch and CSIRO Plant Industry Collaborate

China
•  Bird Flu Continues to be Public a Health Threat in China
•  China to Regularly Probe Drug Market
•  China and Cuba Set Up Joint Biotech Venture
•  GlaxoSmithKline to Set up a Drug Research Center in China
•  China Commited to Control the Spread of HIV
•  China Implements Tight Control Ordered over Assisted Reproductive Technology

India
•  OPPI to Adopt Marketing Code for Medicines

Indonesia
•  Indonesia Says US Critics Helped Push WHO to Change Virus-Sharing System
•  Indonesia Hands Out Kits to Fight Bird Flu

Japan
•  Kobe Team Succeeds in Mass Cultivation of Stem Cells

Malaysia
•  Bird Flu in Selangor "Confi ned to Three Villages"
•  Polartechnics’ Cervical Screening System Goes to Malaysia

New Zealand
•  Ryman Donates US$120 000 to Medical Research
•  New Zealand Establishes First Private Radiotherapy Center in Auckland
•  New Zealand Offers R&D Tax Incentives

Singapore
•  Singapore Steps up Fight against Dengue

South Korea
•  Korea Opens First Proton Radiotherapy Center
•  Korean Yuyu Inc Files Patent Litigation against Merck
•  South Korea Slaughters Thousands of Pigs to Stem Spread of Bird Flu

Thailand
•  Cancer -- Next Priority in Pharma War
•  Population and Community Development Association (PDA) of Thailand Receives 2007 Gates Award
•  Eisai Seeks Thailand's Approval for Gasmotin

Vietnam
•  Bird Flu Survivors' Antibodies Effective

Special Feature
•  Medicinal Plants of Brazil
•  Medicinal Plants of India
•  Medicinal Plants of Indonesia

Industry Watch
•  Anadis to Develop World First Bioterrorism Detection and Containment Technology Based on Bovine Colostrum
•  Avexa Granted A$4.3 Million for Anti-HIV Drug Discovery Program
•  Bionomics Received AU$37.69 Million Federal CRC Grant for Cancer Drug Development
•  Neuren Enters Phase 3 Clinical Trial for its Drug Compound Glypromate
•  Polartechnics Signs Indonesion Distribution Deal
•  Stem Cell Sciences
•  China Medical Technologies Inc
•  IRL-Synexus Expands its Clinical Trial Operations in India
•  Medarex Announces Collaborative Research Agreement with Mitsubishi Pharma
•  Japan's Bioventures Today -- NanoCarrier Co., Ltd.
•  AsiaPharm Acquires Nanjing-Based Pharmaceuticals
•  S*Bio Collaborates with National University of Singapore Tissue Repository for Tumor Biomarker Research

Agriculture
•  ERMA Starts Experimental Plantings of GM Vegetables in Canterbury
•  China Launches Second National Agriculture Census
•  India to Approve Genetically Modified Foods
•  Australia: VFF Backs Sunsetting on GM Restrictions
•  Japan Struggles to Grow GM Crops
•  Biofortified Rice Set to Improve Life

Research & Findings
•  Scientists Use Skin to Create Stem Cells
•  Korean Researchers Unveil 3D Structure of Cell Termination-Controlling Protein
•  Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes Identified
•  Research Teams are Hopeful of Finding New Ways to Treat Patients
•  Research Team Found Humans and Elephant Shark Share Common DNA Fragments

General News
•  Australaian Synchrotron Expansion Plans Unveiled
•  Stanford-India Biodesign Program Launched

People Profile
•  Peptech Appoints Chief Medical Officer
•  New Executive Vice Dean Appointed at GMS
•  Chemist Peidong Yang -- 2007 winner of the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award
•  TaiGen Names Dr Hsu As New Chairman

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