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Vol 13, No 10, October 2009 - Medical Devices
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Hospital Infections Bring Costly Loss in Lost Bed Days

China
•  Novel Mechanism in Chinese Herbs Discovered for Cancer Treatment
•  "Dung of the Devil" Plant Roots Point to New Swine Flu Drugs
•  New Center at Chinese Academy of Sciences Pushes Life Science Innovation
•  A New Function of Insulin Receptor Discovered

Japan
•  Researchers Identify Fat-Causing Protein

Singapore
•  Operation Conducted Entirely Through the Navel
•  Saliva From Blood-Feeding Bug Could Help Prevent Heart Attacks
•  17 Projects Awarded Grants by A*STAR
•  Third Medical School for Singapore
•  Singapore's Medical Technology Sector Reports Strong Growth
•  Scientists Unlock Secret to Youthful Skin
•  Singapore Gears Up for Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccines
•  NUS Gets World's Most High-Tech Microscope
•  Waseda University Opens First Overseas Biosciences Research Institute in Singapore

Taiwan
•  Taiwan Makes Headway in New Drug Development
•  Nutrition Sensor in Plants Pivotal in Understanding Molecular Equilibrium in Human Body

Vietnam
•  U.S. Provides Aid to Vietnam for Pandemic Preparedness

Europe
•  Heart Risks Cut Life Span by 10 Years

North America
•  Bad Drug Effects in Children from Medicines
•  Virus Linked to Prostate Cancer Discovered
•  Will H1N1 Mutate into "Superbug"?

Feature
•  Ultrasound-Mediated Gene Therapy - Philips and Glygenix Team Up
•  Vietnam Healthcare - The Next Growth Frontier?
•  New Ultrasound System Could Lower Number of Biopsies

Industry Watch
•  Research Institute and CSL to Develop New Treatments for Inflammatory Diseases
•  QRxPharma in Strategic Alliance with Liaoning Nuokang Medicines for the Development of Venomics Assets
•  Mesoblast's Treatment for Damaged Intervertebral Disc Cartilage may be a Product Breakthrough
•  Device Technologies Australia in Strategic Partnership with Health Robotics for Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery
•  Agilent Technologies Co-Establishes Center for Systems Biology with Chinese Academy of Sciences
•  Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Granted License to Develop Hematopoietic Stem Cell Stimulator
•  HUYA Establishes Partnership with GIBH
•  China Biologic Products Enters into a Strategic R&D on Blood Plasma
•  India's First Stem Cell Therapy Laboratory Launched
•  Biocon and Amylin to Jointly Make Drug for Diabetes
•  Singapore Sets up First Cell Therapy Facility
•  Smart Information Technology Integration for Bangkok Hospital Group

Research and News
•  Australian Research Discovers HPV Vaccine Could Prevent Breast Cancer
•  Silencing Cancer with Magnetism and Nanotechnology
•  New Zealand Scientists Developed Wireless Technology for Heart Pump

People Watch
•  Highest Recognition to Top Scientists for R&D Contribution in Singapore
•  Singapore Doctor Received British Award for Work on AIDS and STIs
•  Malaria Research Won Young Scientist Prestigious Australian Award

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Credits to: American Chemical Society
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Trends and Predictions for 2015 Robotics in Healthcare Nutrition Universal Health Coverage
Start-Up Biotech Companies Preventative and Translational Medicine Biofuels ASEAN Economic Community and Asia's Life Sciences Industry
Big Data: Healthcare and Drug Development Antibody Engineering in Japan Christmas Edition
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Korea's Biotechnology Industry Nutrition and Allergies: Are we, Too Clean? Medical Devices and Technology: Innovation that leaves an Inspiration Tobacco Smoking: The 'Real' Cost of One Cigarette
Life-Saving Opportunities: A Guide to Regenerative Medicine Occupational Health Water Technology Olympics: Evolution of Sports
Respiratory: Seasonal flu viruses
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