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BioBoard

Europe
•  Avastin + Metformin = Drastic reduction in skin cancer
•  Skin barrier puzzle solved
•  Ageing population could boost economy
•  Social amoeba replace animals in Bipolar Disorder research

Japan
•  Rogue DNA plays key role in heart failure
•  New photonics technology to spot and help cure diseases earlier
•  Researchers at University of Bonn convert skin and umbilical cord cells directly into nerve cells

Singapore
•  IBN’s ‘Fish and Chips’ may help accelerate drug discovery

USA
•  Non-cancerous brain tumors linked to frequent dental X-rays
•  New cellular mechanism against viral infections uncovered
•  Study shows unified process of evolution in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes
•  Sugar production switch in liver may offer target for new diabetes therapies
•  Dengue changes gene activity, function of mosquito salivary glands
•  ORNL, Yale take steps toward fast, low-cost DNA sequencing device
•  Normal tissue cells have “personal space” issues
•  Scientists discover key enzymes that uncross chromosomes
•  New Brain-Machine Interface Moves Paralyzed Hand
•  Researchers Find Evidence of Banned Antibiotics in Poultry Products

Eye on China
•  China seeks to develop biofuels industry despite production difficulties
•  Shengquan and Novozymes team up to commercialize cellulosic ethanol
•  China, Denmark establish first national renewable energy think tank
•  Bayer HealthCare, Tsinghua University extend innovative drug discovery partnership
•  CUHK launches non-invasive prenatal test for Down Syndrome
•  World’s first handmade cloned transgenic sheep born in China
•  American genetics helps meet Chinese demands for more protein
•  China’s colorectal cancer drug market expected to grow to more than $400 million in 2016
•  Medistem appoints director of Chinese operations

FEATURES
•  Combining Modern Life Sciences Toolbox to Tackle Current Bottlenecks for Algal Biofuels
•  Biodiesel: From Lab to Industry
•  Biofuels from Microorganisms
•  Membranes for Biofuel Separation
•  Carbon Dioxide Bio-mitigation and Third Generation Biofuel - The Way Forward

REVIEW
•  Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Security
•  Innovating for the Future – A Focus on the Dutch Life Sciences and Health Sector
•  LatAM Biotechnology – An Outsider Looking In & an Insider Looking Out Perspective

Inside Industry
•  Fluidigm China opens its doors
•  Brazil Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics at FIOCRUZ chooses Convey to advance genomics
•  American CryoStem and Protein Genomics to jointly develop stem cell applications for wound healing
•  BASF and Catalent join forces to solve bioavailability challenges
•  AB SCIEX and Phenomenex develop food safety solution for India

•  Conference Calendar

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