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Vol 14, No 1, January 2010 - Medical Tourism
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Researchers Find Bacterium to Trip Malarial Mosquitoes
•  One Dose of H1N1 Vaccine May Provide Sufficient Protection for Infants and Children
•  Cosmetic Therapy Uses Patient¡¯s Own Plasma to Fix Wrinkles
•  Asthma Summer Warning
•  Link Between Sun Exposure and Food Allergies in Kids Revealed
•  Colon Simulator Reduces Cancer
•  Farmers Turn Organic for Personal Health
•  Rise in Dengue Cases Causes New Outbreak Fears

China
•  Western Corporations Move Key Offices to China
•  China Treating Severe Swine Flu with Blood Plasma
•  Traditional Medicine Beats H1N1 Virus
•  Sars Victims Suffer After-Effects
•  Higher Lung Cancer Risk in Eastern China
•  Experts Warn of Cancer Linked to Certain Herbs

India
•  CSIR Completes First Ever Human Genome Sequencing in India
•  India among Top 5 Government Funders of Neglected Diseases
•  Doctors Use Stem Cells to Regrow Teeth in Children
•  Delhi to Have First Govt-owned Liver Institute

Japan
•  Israel, Japan Unite For First Time to Study Brain, Stem Cells

Philippines
•  Stem Cell Therapy as Rejuvenation and Other Disease Treatment

Singapore
•  Scientists Discover Natural Compound in Palm Oil Kills Breast Cancer Cells
•  More than 200 Scientists Attend A*STAR Biomedical Sciences Symposium
•  Global Phase III Clinical Trial to Treat Head and Neck Cancer Begins

Europe
•  Stem Cell Treatment Helps Regain Eyesight

Feature
•  The Changing Face of Medical Tourism
•  Globalization of Health Care and Medical Tourism - A Case Study from Oman

Industry Watch
•  Australian Company Develops Potential UV Vaccine.
•  Phylogica Enters Agreement with Roche to Evaluate Phylomer Technology
•  CSL Behring Awards $87,000 to Patient Organizations in USA
•  Pfizer, Crown Bioscience Tie up for Asian Cancers R&D
•  Sinovac Files Clinical Trial Application with SFDA for Vaccine against Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
•  Takeda and Pfizer to Co-Promote Takeda's Actos® (pioglitazone HCl) for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in China
•  Alvogen Launches Asia Operations
•  Praj to Collaborate with Novozymes on Advanced Biofuels
•  Biocon and HCG Group of Hospitals Join Hands to Fight Against Cervical Cancer
•  Shantha Introduces India's First Oral Cholera Vaccine
•  Pfizer, TCGLS to Develop Preclinical Candidate Molecules
•  Hospira to Acquire Orchid's Generic Injectable Pharmaceuticals Business
•  Dicerna Pharma, Kyowa Hakko to Collaborate on RNAi
•  Ambit Biosciences and Astellas Enter Strategic Partnership
•  Inno Biologics, CEVEC for Using Sign Agreement Human CAP Technology

Research and Findings
•  Besides Fighting Free Radicals, Catechin in Green Tea Combats H1N1 Flu Virus
•  Scientists Identify 7 Genes Linked with Leprosy
•  Rapid Cardiac Biomarker Testing System Developed By Singapore Scientists
•  New Genes for Lung Disease Discovered

People Watch
•  Two Japanese Scientists Recognized for Mentoring in Science at 2009 Nature Awards

Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news World Population Day 2016
news NUS Student Clinches Top Prize at National Smart Mapping Competition with Cutting-Edge Food Security Solution
news Gather China & World Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs, Create a New Chapter of Chinese Pharma Industry
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  

Healthcare Technology Outlook 2020 - Technology uptake
COLUMNS  

APBN Editorial Calendar 2016
January:
Guest Editorial - Biotechnology In Korea
February:
Guest Editorial - Biomedical Research Governance
March:
Guest Editorial - Life-Saving Opportunities: A Guide to Regenerative Medicine
April:
Leading-Edge ONCOLOGY
May:
Healthcare Systems & Policies in Asia
June:
Medical Devices & Healthcare Technology
July:
Water Technology and Management
August:
Novel Technologies for Antibody Drug Discovery in Japan
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
Medical Tourism
November:
Biomedical Imaging Technology
December:
Food Technology
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
– Editor: Carmen, Jia Wen Loh
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