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Vol 13, No 5, May 2009 - Vaccines and Immunology
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Minimizing Spread of Deadly Hendra Virus
•  Breakthrough High Blood Pressure Treatment Trial Down Under
•  Australia Sees Rise in Newborn Withdrawal Syndrome

China
•  CAS, Hong Kong University Set Up Joint Lab of Natural Medicine
•  Chinese Researchers Discover 20 Essential Genes in Polyoxin
•  China Aims to Lead Asia's Stem Cell R&D
•  China Rural Areas on High Alert for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
•  Hepatitis Infects 64 at China Hospital
•  China's Colorectal Cancer Drug Market will More Than Double by 2012
•  Critical Gene for Enhancing China's Super Rice Yield Identified
•  Chinese Scientists say New Discovery May Yield Clue to Cure Human Infertility

Hong Kong
•  Compound to Fight Bird Flu Identified

India
•  Yashoda Cancer Institute Treats First Patient In India Using RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology
•  Indian Pharma Industry May Gain $18.4 bn from Global Market
•  Philips to Make India Hub for Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Japan
•  Herbal Medicines to Treat Gastrointestinal Disease

Singapore
•  Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine Trial in Singapore
•  Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Surgeries for Heart Patients
•  US-Based Company Launches Singapore Doctor Search Site for Medical Travelers
•  Genetic Research: Time for a rethink?
•  Test Kits to be Licensed
•  Local Team Develops Method to Predict Heart Disease
•  Consumer Genetic Tests ĘC A Cause for Worry?
•  S'pore Firm's Test Kit Joins the Fight
•  Singapore Gives New Hope To The Blind
•  Singapore and Korea Research Institutes Embark on Landmark Collaboration for Breakthroughs in Micro and Nanotechnology

South Korea
•  Institute Develops Cheap Cholera Vaccine

Taiwan
•  Herbal Substance Developed for Cardiovascular Disease
•  Prototype of Household Breast Cancer Detector Unveiled
•  Breakthrough in New Diabetes Drug

Feature
•  Osteopontin: In and Out in Immunity
•  The Emerging Potential of Immunoinformatics Prediction Tools

Industry Watch
•  Alchemia Collaborates on SK1
•  Progen Technology Switches On Cancer Fighting Genes
•  New Australian Drug Holds Hope of Major Breakthrough in Treating Terminal Blood Cancers
•  Novavax and Cadila Pharmaceuticals Form Alliance
•  Icon's Singapore, India Labs Get CAP Accreditation
•  SIRO Clinpharm and Advanced Clinical Trial Solutions Form Strategic Alliance
•  GVK Forays into Clinical Trials with Chinese Company
•  iZumi Bio and Kyoto University Collaborate on iPS Cell Technology
•  Vitrolife Starts a Company in Japan
•  Otsuka, BMS in an Oncology Collaboration
•  EnVivo, Mitsubishi to Develop Schizophrenia Drug
•  PerkinElmer Announces Collaboration with Sangmyung University
•  Living Cell Technologies's New Zealand Pigs Free of Viruses
• 
A*STAR Joins Forces with Swiss Company, Cytos, to Combat HFMD
•  IBN Engineers World's First Tri-Continuous Mesoporous Silica
•  Innogene Kalbiotech Pte Ltd and Info Kinetics Sdn. Bhd. Spearhead Establishment of Internationally Accredited BA/BE Studies in Indonesia

Research and Findings
•  NZ Scientists Breakthrough in Dairy Milk Production
•  IBN Researchers Shine in Biomedical Breakthrough

People Watch
•  New President Elected to Helm ABLE
•  DIA appoints Chair of Regional Advisory Council, Japan
•  New Leadership Appointments of A*STAR to Drive Research Innovation

General News
•  Traditional Search + Interim Management = A Winning Combination

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