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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

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Medical technology experts to address the impact of innovation in shaping patient outcomes across Asia Pacific
news China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead
news SingHealth, Duke NUS and GSK to conduct large-scale big data study on asthma and COPD in Singapore
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
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