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Vol 14, No 11, November 2010 - Medicinal Plants
Contents

BioBoard

Australia
•  New Therapy could Restore Mobility in Stroke Victims
•  Sugar as Bad as Fat
•  Scientists Uncover Cancer-fighting "Death" Protein
•  Shrinking Brain in Dementia Prompts Overeating
•  New Monitoring System for Mosquito-Borne Disease
•  Australian Researcher Finds Radical Technique to Save MAS Babies
•  Austrian Scientists Discover Enzyme Function in Cancer

China
•  Banned Chemical Found in China Cosmetics
•  China PharmaHub Corp. Introduces A 'Magic Bullet' Liver Cancer Therapy

India
•  India, South Africa to Team up on HIV Vaccine Research

Malaysia
•  Malaysia to use Lab Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue

New Zealand
•  Plant Derived Foods can Keep us Feeling Full

Singapore
•  Singapore Hosts First "Decade of the Mind" Conference in Asia and Expands Efforts in Brain & Cognition Research
•  Drugs May Replace Chemo in Leukemia Therapy
•  Singapore Scientists First to Perform Genome-Wide study of Human Stem Cells
•  Singapore Babies in Waste-disease Trial
•  New Technology a Shot in the Arm for Biofuels
•  S$3.7 Billion for Singapore Biomedical Sciences R&D

Taiwan
•  Medical Tourism Booms in Taiwan
OTHER REGIONS
Europe
•  Gene that Triggers Human Cancer Identified
•  Painfully Potent Pepper

North America
•  2 Dads and No Mum make 10 Mice

Feature
•  Neem: A Wonder Tree
•  Bacteria Living on Arsenic Discovered
•  Temsirolimus Approved in Singapore for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
•  AttuneTM Acoustic Focusing Cytometer
•  Securing Genetic Diversity of Rice in "Doomsday Vault"
•  Leica Opens New Dimension in Spectral Imaging

Industry Watch
•  Phylogica Commences Antimicrobial Peptide Discovery under Agreement with MedImmune
•  Leadtec Systems Australia to Acquire Mimotopes
•  Sirnaomics Seals Deal for Development of RNAi Therapeutics in China
•  Simcere and Bristol-Myers Squibb Enter Innovative Partnership to Develop Early-Stage Oncology Compound
•  Pfizer, Biocon in $350 Million Insulin Pact
•  Bharat Biotech Announces Launch of "HNVACTM" India's First Cell-Culture H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine
•  Cipla Launches the World’s First Generic Pirfenidone in India, Giving Hope to Sufferers of IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)
•  Eisai and FORMA Therapeutics Enter into Broad Drug Discovery Collaboration
•  Philips and Atom Medical Corporation Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide a Complete Neonatal and Perinatal Offering
•  CiRA and France-based Cellectis Enter Collaboration
•  Immunovaccine Signs Research Agreement with OncoTherapy Science to Advance Potential Cancer Vaccine
•  Glycos Biotechnologies Enters Definitive Agreement with Malaysian Bio-XCell
•  Biocon Plans to Invest $161m in Malaysia to Set Up R&D Unit

Research and Findings
•  A*STAR IME Heralds Personalized Therapy for Cancer Patients
•  Singapore Scientist Leads Team to Discover Origin of Brain Immune Cells

People Watch
•  New Honor for Eminent Cardiac Surgeon Cherian
•  Austin Researcher a Dual Award Winner
•  Medals Awarded to Top New Zealand Researchers

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