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Vol 16, No 7, July 2012 - Umbilical Cord Blood
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

India
•  A novel form of gene regulation in bacteria
•  Algal biofuels are no energy panacea

Japan
•  Medical Data Vision enhances the quality of medical care with Actian Vectorwise

Singapore
•  Singapore heart surgeon to receive honour from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
•  ELGA® to deliver innovative water purification at new Singapore General Hospital expansion

Australia
•  Specialised Therapeutics Australia: New drug to fight hospital superbug infection
•  Group of genes hold the clue in migraine cases
•  CT scans can triple risk of brain cancer, leukemia

Brazil
•  Science can do more for sustainable development

Middle East
•  Particles and persecution: why we should care about Iranian physicists

Europe
•  Medicyte coordinates EU-funded collaboration on Biomimetic Bioartificial Liver
•  Selvita and Orion Pharma achieve a research milestone in Alzheimer’s Disease Program
•  Zinforo (ceftaroline fosamil) receives positive CHMP opinion in the European Union for the treatment of patients with serious skin infections or community acquired pneumonia

USA
•  Vein grown from girl’s own stem cells transplanted
•  Hidden vitamin in milk yields remarkable health benefits - Weill Cornell researchers show tiny vitamin in milk, in high doses, makes mice leaner, faster and stronger
•  New report finds biotechnology companies are participating in 39% of all projects in development for new medicines and technologies for neglected diseases
•  TriReme Medical receives FDA clearance for expanded matrix of sizes of Chocolate PTA balloon catheter
•  New data show investigational compound dapagliflozin demonstrated significant reductions in blood sugar levels when added to sitagliptin in adults with type 2 diabetes at 24 weeks, with results maintained over 48 weeks
•  Zalicus successfully completes Phase 1 single ascending dose study with Z944 , a novel, oral T-Type Calcium Channel Blocker
•  Study provides clues to clinical trial cost savings

Eye on China
•  Yak genome provides new insights into high altitude adaptation
•  Gentris and Shanghai Institutes of Preventative Medicine expand collaboration
•  Chinese researchers identify rice gene enhancing quality, productivity
•  Quintiles opens new Center of Excellence in Dalian to support innovative drug development
•  BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China
•  Quintiles deepens investment in China - New Quintiles China Headquarters and local lab testing solution announced
•  Beike earns AABB Accreditation for cord blood and cord tissue banking
•  Epigenomic differences between newborns and centenarians provide insight to the understanding of aging

FEATURES
•  Growing Cord Blood Cells for Cancer Patients
•  Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation in Adults - The Debate between One vs. Two Units
•  Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord
•  Cord Blood Banking - To Go Public or Stay Private

People Watch
•  Open Source – The Future of Drug Discovery

Review
•  Ocular Toxoplasmosis
•  International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM) - Annual Pivotal Event for Global Chinese Medicine Industry

Inside Industry
•  German biotech innovator Altona Diagnostics launches BioNexus-certified regional hub in Malaysia: ADT Biotech Sdn Bhd
•  FEI launches “Explore the Unseen” image contest in partnership with National Geographic
•  BIO applauds Representative Kaptur’s Energy Investment Act of 2012
•  Cytori to utilize Sistemic’s SistemQC™ to strengthen understanding of mechanisms & support design of Next-Generation Cell Therapies
•  Bosch packaging technology and Sartorius Stedim Biotech introduce PreVAS
•  CellCentric and ZoBio enter into partnership to develop lead compounds against epigenetic drug targets

•  Conference Calendar


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