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Vol 13, No 1, January 2009 - Food Safety
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BioBoard

Australia
•  Second-Generation Diagnostic Achieves 98% Accuracy in Detecting Early Stage Ovarian Cancers
•  New Center Brings Australian and Chinese Researchers Together to Fight Infectious Diseases
•  Co-developing New Treatment Guidelines for Melanoma
•  Australia Leads World's First Global Effort to Improve Genetic Disorders Diagnosis

China
•  China Bans Illegal Food Additives to Reinforce Food Safety Control
•  China Steps Up Tighter Inspection in Food Safety
•  WHO and China to Do More for Chinese with Hearing Impairment
•  First TCM Drug for Arrhythmia
•  First Human-Human Transmission of Tick-Borne Disease Reported in China
•  Bird Flu Found in Chickens in Eastern China
•  First Bird Flu Death Reported for 2009, No Bird-flu Outbreak

Hong Kong
•  Hong Kong Alerts New Bird Flu Outbreak

India
•  India Also Confirmed Bird Flu Incidence
•  India Plans 20 More Biotech Parks for Life Sciences Research

Korea
•  An Economic Share in Medical Tourism Market

Japan
•  Brain Tissues Made from Stem Cells

New Zealand
•  Newly Merged Research Institute Leverage Greater Synergy
•  Kiwi's Green Plastic Well-Acclaimed in International Awards
•  Sea Sponge Indigenous to NZ Could Reduce Chemo Side Effects

Philippines
•  Ebola-Reston Virus Jumped Species

Singapore
•  Human Sewage, the Potential Source of Clean Energy
•  No More Heart-stopping Incidents for Heart Patients
•  China Milk Products Get All-Clear from Singapore
•  Discovery of New Properties in Imidazolium Salts Yield Multi Applications
•  S'pore Ranked World's Most Prolific for Eye Research Per Capita
•  Outdoor Sun Reduces Incidence of Myopia in Children

Taiwan
•  University Hospital in Taiwan Collaborates with Neuralstem

Vietnam
•  Return of Bird Flu, Vietnam Runs High Risk of Human Infection
•  Conjoined Twins Successfully Separated
•  Rise in Off-Season Dengue Fever Cases

OTHER REGIONS
North America
•  Epilepsy Drugs Prescription to Carry Suicide Risk Warning
•  U.S. Doctors Succeeded Near-total Face Transplant
•  Vaccinating Pacific Girls against Cervical Cancer
•  Manipulating Love and Emotions by Spray

Europe
•  Cambridge Pips Oxford in Research
•  Adapting Car Manufacturing Technology to Produce Synthetic Bone Implants
•  Dioxin-tainted Irish Pork Products Recalled

Feature
•  Fonterra's Absolute Priorities –Food Quality and Consumer Safety
•  Contaminated Food from China: Perils of Industrialized Agriculture

Industry Watch
•  Progen and Avexa Agree to Merge for Research Synergies
•  Merial to Develop Vaccine Candidates Using Imugene's Vector Technology
•  Mesoblast Named as Emerging Company to Look Out For at 2009 Frost & Sullivan Award
•  Joint Laboratory by ProGenTech and China CDC
•  BIG Taps Life Technologies' SOLiD System to Advance Research in China
•  Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Program to Meet Melamine Detection Challenges
•  The Sym006 Discovery Collaboration of Symphogen and Meiji Advanced to Preclinical Development
•  Astellas Enters License Agreement to Use Millipore's Technology
•  S*BIO and Tan Tock Seng Hospital to Assess New Therapeutic
•  Preclinical Translational Imaging Center Opened in Singapore
•  KKH Implements Rapid HIV Testing for Unbooked Pregnancies
•  Singapore's Parkway Chosen to Manage Abu Dhabi Hospital

Research and Findings
•  Korean and American Research Institutes Combine Approaches in Analysis of Viral Infectivity

Product News
•  Powerful TOF Technology for Food Sample and Toxin Testing

People Watch
Singapore
•  Executive Chairman of Exploit Technologies, Appointed as Chairman of D-SIMLAB
•  SembCorp Environment's President and CEO Heng Chiang Gnee steps down
•  Anti-TB Campaigner, Former Medical Director of Tan Tock Seng Passed Away
•  Singapore's First Professor of Paediatrics Passed Away

North America
•  Obama Taps Secretary

Education
•  Certificate Course in Outcomes Research From Data to Publication

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetics Technology
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Women & Men's Health
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye Care/ Eye Health
September:
No. 1 Killer - Heart Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment
October:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Liver Health & Treatment/Technology
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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