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Vol 13, No 4, April 2009 - Emerging Trends in Biotechnology
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Australia Developing Breakthrough Leukemia Research Strategy
•  Obesity Associated With Detrimental Changes in Ovary
•  Queensland's Dengue Outbreak Worsens

China
•  Global Fund Assists Guangxi In Anti-AIDS Programs
•  Chinese Scientists Clone 5 Human Embryos for Research
•  China Stockpiles Vaccine for Possible Bird Flu Outbreak
•  QIAGEN Supports Cervical Cancer Screening for Underprivileged
•  JCI and Peking University Collaborate on Patient Safety and Education in China
•  Scientists Identify Key Drug Target in Bird Flu Virus
•  China Facing Burden from Chronic Diseases
•  Chinese Scientists Discover Achilles' Heel for SARS Virus
•  18 HFMD Child Fatalities in China
•  Mainland China Reports 838 Infectious Disease Fatalities in February

Hong Kong
•  Lethal Fungal Contamination in Drug
•  Hong Kong Experiences Record High HIV Infection Level

India
•  Stem Cells Help Save Man's Leg From Amputation
•  Human Trials for Kalaazar Vaccine Soon
•  Stem Cell Banks Expand on Prospects of Healthy Dividend
•  Biotech Rice to be Commercially Available in India by 2012
•  Rising Demand for Herbal Medicines in Jammu Kashmir
•  India, UNESCO to Set up Biotech Centre

Indonesia
•  Health Ministry Clears up Vaccine Dispute

Japan
•  Bird Flu Detected in Second Quail Farm in Central Japan

New Zealand
•  NZ Med Tech Sector Continues to Thrive
•  Aerobics Classes can Cause Hearing Damage

Singapore
•  Dengue fever is on the rise in Singapore
•  Will New US Policy Stem Talent Flow to Singapore?
•  HBOT Now Available at SGH
•  Cancer Society's Colorectal Screenings Helped Save 123 lives
•  National Heart Centre Singapore Unveils New Techniques for Heart Patients
•  NTU Seals Global Partnerships in Environmental Sciences R&D
•  NUH Cancer Center in Major Cancer Drug Trial
•  Need More Trained Doctors? Build New Medical School

Vietnam
•  Harmful Bacteria Found in Bottled Water

OTHER REGIONS
Europe
•  Hot Tea Linked to Throat Cancer

USA
•  New Vaccine Method 'Offers Instant Immunity'

Feature
•  Interview with Kurt Wüthrich – Why Structural Biology Matters
•  The PCR Revolution – An Interview with Carl T Wittwer
•  Viva-University Children's Cancer Centre Opens at NUH
•  Biotech Crops — The Evergreen Revolution
•  From Velocity11 to Agilent Automation Solutions — The Revolutionary Road to Automation in Life Sciences
•  Schering-Plough Sets Up Translational Medicine Research Centre in Singapore

Industry Watch
•  World's Smallest and Longest-Lasting Rechargeable Neurostimulator Gets Australia's Nod
•  Chip-On-Chip and Gene Expression Used to Study How Yamanaka Factors Trigger Pluripotency
•  New Antiviral Drug Discovery to Combat Influenza Virus
•  DuPont Crop Protection Sees Research Synergies in Syngene's 'One Box' Model
•  Ono Enters into Drug Discovery Agreement with Xention
•  Eisai and Teikoku To Develop and Market Transdermal Patch for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
•  Global Collaboration on Novel Atrial Fibrillation Compound
•  Boston Scientific's Taxus Liberte Drug- Eluting Stent Launched in Japan
•  Symansis Wins NZ Emerging Company Award
•  Illumina's Entry Puts Singapore on Map as a Global Gene Chip Player
•  Neste Oil's Renewable Biofuel Plant in Singapore Ready in 2010
•  Singapore and US Collaborate—Leveraging Forma's Tranformative Chemistry Platform

Research and Findings
•  Australian Scientists Reach Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research
•  Breakthrough in Disease Management of Chikungunya Fever by Singapore Researchers
•  MicroRNAs Lead to Formation or Suppression of Tumors? Singapore and US Scientists Share Results
•  Singapore and South Korea to Invent More New Materials
•  Asian Blood Cancer Patients Respond Better with a Lower Drug Dosage
•  Safer Ethical Way to Make Human Stem Cells
•  "Blushing" Response from Alcohol Drinking Signals Increased Cancer Risk Among East Asians

People Watch
•  Medicilon/MPI Pre-clinical Research-Shanghai Announces New President and Chief Operating Officer
•  Singapore Honors Dutch Scientist for Lowcost Waste Water Treatment
•  New CEO for AVA
•  Spain's Minister for Health and Consumer Affairs Visits Singapore

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