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Vol 17, No 06, June 2013 - Corporate Social Responsibility in Healthcare
Contents

EDITORIAL

BioBoard

INDIA
•  Rice diplomacy in South Asia
•  Indian court's Novartis ruling keeps door to cheap drugs open

INDONESIA
•  A blueprint for changing diabetes in Indonesia

SINGAPORE
•  Understanding abnormal proteins in degenerative diseases
•  Singapore scientist wins coveted Chen New Investigator Award 2013
•  Singapore single-cell research center opens door for Asian biological discoveries

THE PHILIPPINES
•  Wild parent spawns super salt-tolerant rice

AUSTRALIA
•  Women: Hormone therapy won't harm your head
•  QLD government's removal of "green tape" will achieve results for all
•  Chinese herbs help cut diabetes symptoms
•  iSonea launches new AsthmasenseTM cloud technology

EUROPE
•  Bone Therapeutics and Erasme University Hospital start Phase IIa trial in osteoporosis

NORTH AMERICA
•  Medicago and IDRI reports positive results for its Phase I clinical trial for an H5N1 vaccine
•  Civitas Therapeutics announces positive Phase II clinical results an inhaled L-dopa for Parkinson's disease
•  Impel NeuroPharma completes industry's first nose-to-brain human imaging study
•  A new treatment option for alcohol dependence: Reduced consumption rather than abstinence
•  Targacept completes recruitment in Phase IIb schizophrenia trial

UNITED KINGDOM
•  ID deadly pathogens without growing bacteria

EYE ON CHINA
•  ScinoPharm Taiwan and Coland Holdings establish strategic alliance for oncological injectable products for China
•  Researchers investigate the effects of thinning on soil respiration and its sensitivity in a pine plantation, eastern Tibetan Plateau
•  Ascletis gains China market rights from Janssen to a clinical stage HIV protease inhibitor
•  The genome sequences of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle offer new clues to the development and evolution of turtle鈥搒pecific body plan
•  Daiichi Sankyo launches Silodosin for the treatment of Dysuria in China
•  China plans research centres to aid developing world
•  HKU finds novel coronavirus can infect humans respiratory tract even better than SARS-CoV
•  BGI Health collaborates with Eastern Biotech & Life Sciences on non-invasive fetal Trisomy test for improving reproductive health in the Middle East
•  Baxter China partners with government to increase access to renal therapy

FEATURES
•  Hospitals' Community Benefits
•  The Question of Fair Benefits in International Research
•  Access to Medicines and Corporate Social Responsibilities of the Pharmaceutical Industry
•  Corporate Social Responsibility of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Solidaristic Terms

REVIEW
•  Strategic Partnerships - an important tool for social engagement
•  Healthcare IT India Summit kicks off on a high note

INSIDE INDUSTRY
•  Agilent Technologies supports Professor's work developing transformative NMR applications for structural biology
•  Alchemia announces multi-target drug discovery collaboration with AstraZeneca on VAST discovery platform
•  DSM and DecImmune Therapeutics sign agreement to develop N2 pathway blocking antibody
•  Novel technology from Columbia University for Neurobiological Research
•  A new EU-funded industry-academia drug discovery partnership targets challenging kinases
•  Avian Influenza A (H7N9) threatens, GenScript supports researchers in impending battle

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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
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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