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Vol 12, No 10, August 2008 - Cancer Research
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Malaria Breakthrough in Australia
•  Advances in Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis
•  Genetic Test for Epilepsy Sufferers
•  New R & D Facility Leads Way for Australian Biotech Sector
•  Australia Launches New Center to Focus on HIV Prevention, Treatment Research

China
•  Genomics Center Researchers Identify Key Mechanism in DNA Damage Response
•  Hemophiliacs in Guangdong Suffer From Lack of Treatment
•  Microbix to Build Flu Vaccine Plant in China
•  Applied Biosystems, 454 Life Sciences and Illumina Join 1000 Genomes Project

India
•  Indian Scientists Develop GM Mice Through Transgenic Sperm

Japan
•  Experts Identify Genes for Bird Flu Replication
•  Boosting Survival of Insulin-cell Transplants For Type 1 Diabetes
•  Medtronic Launches First Insertable Cardiac Monitor in Japan
•  Sewing DNA Thread with Lasers, Hooks and Microbobbins

Korea
•  CSD Korea launches its Patient Longitudinal Database

New Zealand
•  NZ Signs Science Agreement with EU

Singapore
•  Singapore Researchers Identify Viral Factor That Induces Deadly Fungal Infection
•  Singapore, Indonesia Enhance Collaboration to Fight Bird Flu
•  Singapore Scientists Beat More Than 140 Teams to Claim Top Award at 46th American Society of Neuroradiology 2008 Meeting

Taiwan
•  Government Plans Development of Five Bio-Agricultural Parks
•  Local Researchers Cast New Light on Genetic Mutations
•  Enterovirus Cases Hit Record High

Vietnam
•  GNew Cholera Outbreaks in Vietnam
•  Vietnam, WB Join Hands to Improve Health Services in Remote Areas

Feature
•  Taking One for the Girls Meina Lee tells APBN why boys might want to consider taking the cervical cancer vaccine
•  Catching Cancer Early By Dr Achim Plum
•  APBN speaks with Dr Axel Ullrich, research director of the Singapore OncoGenome Project at A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology and director of Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, who sheds more light on the cancer challenges ahead
•  APBN speaks to Professor Soo Khee Chee, director of National Cancer Center, about the much dreaded disease
•  APBN chats with Dr Susan Lim, who is the first surgeon to have performed a successful liver transplant in Asia
•  Cancer Research in Asia Pacific by Serene Ong

Industry News
•  HealthLinx and InSymbiosis to Co-develop Therapeutic Compounds for Lung Disease
•  New Indication for VivaGel®: Bacterial Vaginosis
•  Stem Cell Sciences Granted UK Patent for New Growth Medium to Revolutionize Growth of Authentic Embryonic Stem Cells
•  DxS Launches Cancer Mutation Kit for K-RAS in Australia
•  Baxter and Peking University Third Hospital Advance Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease through Region’s First Education and Research Academy
•  WuXi PharmaTech Expands Collaboration with AstraZeneca
•  Beike Biotech Opens Comprehensive Stem Cell Storage and Processing Facility in China
•  Novartis Signs Pact with Lonza
•  Actelion Links with GlaxoSmithKline for Almorexant Development
•  Piramal Healthcare Acquires Haemaccel Brands Group of PlasmaSelect AG, Germany
•  Sigma-Aldrich Announces Collaboration with Metahelix Life Sciences
•  Seattle Genetics Announces Antibody-Drug Conjugate Collaboration with Daiichi Sankyo
•  Alnylam and Kyowa Hakko Form Alliance for the Development and Commercialization of ALN-RSV01 in Asia
•  Cobrabio Announces Manufacturing Agreement with ViroMed for VM206RY
•  Apollo Acquisition Boosts NZ Biotech Symansis
•  Installation of Southeast Asia’s First Liquid Nitrogen- and Cryogen-Free Freezer at Singapore’s NUH-NUS Tissue Repository
•  STMicroelectronics and Debiotech Announce First Prototypes of Disposable Insulin Nanopump

Product News
•  China Sky One Medical Develops Propyl Gallate Injection

General News
•  Singapore Heart Foundation Launches Mobile CPR Download
•  NHG Annual Scientific Congress

Commentary and Analysis
•  CROs: Challenges to Continuing Growth

Conference Calendar


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