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Vol 16, No 8, August 2012 - Singapore's Next-Gen Researchers
Contents

EDITORIAL

Bioboard

Indonesia
•  Biomed Analysis: Indonesia needs a central science fund

Korea
•  Agilent Technologies helps City of Daegu and Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology search for biomarkers for neurological diseases

Singapore
•  New S$6.5m facility at NTU by SCELSE and Carl Zeiss to boost used water treatment and environmental life sciences engineering research in Singapore
•  Chugai expands in Singapore with opening of second satellite research institute
•  Rising Above the Present into the Next-Generation
•  Austrianova Singapore announces new pancreatic cancer models
•  IBN and Fortis Colorectal Hospital establish tissue bank for colorectal cancer research
•  Electronic medical records progress from an enterprise-centric solution to a customer-specific application, finds Frost & Sullivan
•  Global perspectives on Health IT from Harvard Medical School thought leader, Dr Blackford Middleton

Australia
•  World’s first fluorescent flowers

United Kingdom
•  AbD Serotec introduces bovine and ovine Dendritic Cell Growth Kits and antibodies

USA
•  Medicago successfully completes the production of more than ten million doses of H1N1 VLP influenza vaccine in one month
•  Research validates BioNano genomics’ mapping platform for complex human genome analysis
•  Nine population strategies to stop short of 9 billion
•  Virtual science libraries to be launched in Central Asia
•  Vaginal ring may help reduce HIV infections

Eye on China
•  Forum boosts Queensland-China research partnerships
•  Taiwan researchers develop stress-releasing lactic fermented drink
•  Salt cress genome yields new clues to salt tolerance
•  Shanghai scientists may have found AIDS vaccine
•  Improved production of Acetone–Butanol–Ethanol (ABE) by genome shuffling of Clostridium acetobutylicum CICC 8012
•  BGI debuts new tool “PDXomics™” for tumor xenograft research and applications
•  New study sheds light on the niche divergence between related ungulates at large scale
•  MoU signed between PAS, CAS to enhance scientific cooperation
•  RegeneRx and Lee’s reach license agreement for TB4-based products

FEATURES
•  Exploring the Role of Glutathione in the Regulation of Immune Cell Function
•  Does Oxidative Damage Cause Poor Healing?
•  Pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis in Singapore
•  Proteomics and Colorectal Cancer Metastasis: Bird’s-Eye View on Current Scenario and Our Contribution
•  Zebrafish: a Small Fish Model for a Big Human Disease
•  The Reign of A New Dictator: Circulating MicroRNA in Diabetes
•  Engineering Artificial Vascularized Bone Grafts for the Repair of Large Bone Defects
•  A ‘Nano’ Era for Blood Glucose Sensing
•  Ancient Medicine with Newer Roles: Potential Role of Celastrol in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
•  Proteins, Proteome and Proteomics
•  A Novel Promising Biomarker and Therapy Target of Liver Cancer

Inside Industry
•  Agilent Collaborates with Gachon University to Discover Biomarkers for Cancer and Diabetes
•  Population Genetics collaborates with Cambridge University to unravel the genetic causes of Asperger Syndrome
•  Medicyte GmbH and Reinnervate Ltd to collaborate on development of next generation predictive 3D cell toxicity assays
•  Agilent Technologies and Samsung Medical Center to collaborate on clinical research projects
•  German Biotech innovator Altona DIAGNOSTICS launches BionexusNexus-Certified regional hub in Malaysia: ADT Biotech Sdn Bhd
•  Bosch Packaging Technology has enhanced competences in process technology
•  AstraZeneca completes sale of Aptium Oncology assets
•  Avacta expands following Aptuscan acquisition
•  Angiotech founder joins Union MedTech & Octa Phillip Bioscience Managers global team
•  Greenphire appoints John Blakeley Chief Commercial Officer

•  Conference Calendar

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news Nestlé Introduces their Singapore R&D Centre
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January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
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June:
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
September:
Emerging Infectious Diseases
October:
No. 1 Killer — Heart Diseases
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
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