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Vol 13, No 8, August 2009 - The Science of Nutrition
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  AIBN and US Researchers Join Forces
•  Harmless Gene Mutation Could Trigger Bowel Cancer
•  Australian Researchers Identify Melanoma Genes
•  UQ Generates First Australian Swine Flu Vaccine

China
•  Molecular Biologists Report New Immune Tolerance Mechanism
•  H1N1 Patients to Pay for their Own Treatment
•  China Begins Tests for First H1N1 Flu Vaccines

India
•  Stem Cells Could Regenerate Insulin-Secreting Tissues
•  Ayurveda Drug for Cancer
•  Global Medical Travel Industry To Grow 15-20% Annually

Singapore
•  US$10.4m Awarded to 8 Clean Energy Research Teams
•  Strong Biomedical Sector Pulls Singapore Out of Recession
•  Nanotechnology Combats Fatal Brain Infections
•  Singapore Doctor Pioneers Concept of Biological Transplant for Bone Cancer

Vietnam
•  Cancer Tops List of Diseases Contracted in Vietnam

Other Regions
North America
•  U.S. Researchers Map Melon Genome

North America
•  Big Firms said to be Delaying Cheaper Drugs
•  Humans can Give Swine Flu to Pigs

Feature
•  Will Plant-Based Diets Flourish?
•  Can Food Biotechnology Feed the World?

Industry Watch
•  Benitec MOU with Biomics Biotechnologies China
•  Arkema & Aussie Chemeq Sign Manufacturing Cooperation Agreement
•  AstraZeneca and Mental Health Research Institute in Australia Announce Collaboration to Improve Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
•  Avexa Gets CSIRO Investment
•  Living Cell Technologies' Encapsulated Choroid Plexus Cells May Be Used To Treat Hearing Loss
•  Sundia MediTech Acquires Protein Folding Technology
•  Beijing Cancer Hospital Introduces Fast and Precise RapidArc Radiotherapy Cancer Treatments
•  Zydus Cadila and Karo Bio's Research Collaboration has Generated Promising Lead Compounds
•  ICON Acquires Veeda Laboratories Limited
•  Novavax-Cadila to Conduct Swine Flu Clinical Trials
•  Axygen & Astellas form JV to Develop Protein Drugs
•  Rexahn, KRICT to Develop Anti-Cancer Drugs
•  Japan's Largest Pharmaceutical Firm Opens Regional HQ in Singapore

Research and News
•  Dow AgroSciences, NemGenix Establish New Collaboration in Plant Biotechnology Research
•  A*STAR Scientists Discover 'FAIM' Function
•  Thailand Develops Seed Viruses for H1N1 Vaccine Production

People Watch
•  Handheld Lab Receives INNOVIC Award
•  Institute for Infocomm Research Researcher wins Singapore Youth Award for Science and Technology

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