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Vol 14, No 5 & 6, May & June 2010 - ASEAN Eco Efforts & Healthcare
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  Laser Method to Restore Sight an Aussie Miracle
•  Brain Estrogen Shows Promise as Schizophrenia Treatment
•  New Blood Test for Newborns to Detect Allergy Risk
•  UQ Wins $6.5 Million for Groundbreaking Research Projects

China
•  China: New HIV Model Suggests Killer T Cell for Vaccine
•  17 Babies Injected with Expired Medicine
•  Substandard Human Rabies Vaccine Recalled
•  China Faces New Health Scare Over 'Bad Vaccines'

India
•  Artificial Blood Vessels Developed from Jatropha
•  India and Germany to Initiate Joint Research in Oncology, Regenerative Medicine, Neurosciences
•  Indian Scientists Decode TB Bacteria Genome
•  Nearly Half a Million Foreigners Throng India for Cheap Treatment
•  Transgenic Chicken for Therapeutic Use Developed

Japan
•  Japan's Miyazaki Beef Threatened by Foot-and-Mouth Outbreak

Singapore
•  Number of Flu Cases Near Epidemic Levels
•  $140m Expansion to Increase R&D Space at The Biopolis
•  Singapore Scientists' Zebrafish Model for Parkinson's Disease an Important Step Closer to Drug Development for the Disease
•  Painless, Cheaper Way to Diagnose Bladder Cancer
•  Fujitsu Establishes its First Biomedical Research Laboratory in Singapore
•  A*Star, MRC Grant $4.5m for Six Research Projects
•  Singapore Scientists Exploit p53 to Improve Cancer Treatment

Taiwan
•  First Prostrate Cancer Vaccine a Major Breakthrough

Feature
•  Biodiversity Conservation is Everyone's Business
•  Search for ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity is On
•  Drug Companies Reduce Prices of Medicines
•  SWS: Make Health A Priority, Filipinos Ask Next Leaders
•  New Vein Harvesting Technology
•  Mobile Health Records in Malaysia
•  Faster, Accurately Targeted Radiation Cancer Patients
•  SingHealth Selects IBM and SAP To Transform HR Processes

Industry Watch
•  Mesoblast to Acquire Angioblast Systems Inc
•  Ansell Unveils First Antimicrobial Surgical Glove
•  OriGene to Build World's Largest MAb Facility in China
•  Zydus Cadila to Launch India's First H1N1 Vaccine
•  Abbott Acquires India's Piramal Health for $3.72 bn
•  Mantrax Ventures and TCG Lifesciences Collaborate
•  Protox Therapeutics, Kissei Pharmaceutical in Prostate Cancer Deal
•  First Transcatheter Valve Clinical Trial in Japan Treats Patients with Edwards SAPIEN XT Valve
•  South Korean Firm Develops Drug to Kill Leukemia Stem Cells
•  GSK Extends Presence in Asia with New Strategic Alliance in South Korea
•  World's Most Comprehensive Nanoparticle System Unveiled
•  *BIO, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Expand Development, Commercialization Collaboration for JAK2 Inhibitors
•  SIRO Clinpharm Forms Alliance with Taiwan's VCRO

Research and Findings
•  Discovery of Crucial Protein Interaction Sheds Light on Mental Retardation
•  Scientists Find Genes Associated with Throat Cancer

People Watch
•  Imperial College London Bestows its Highest Honor on A8STAr Chairman Lim Chuan Poh
•  UQ Researcher Receives $1000, 000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Conference Calendar
•  UQ Scientist Receives AAS Honor

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