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ASIA
Gene mutation discovered to cause severe growth retardation in newly discovered disease

Mutations in the CDK10 gene cause previously unknown disease characterised by physical and intellectual retardation

Singapore scientists make major breakthrough to treat fibrotic diseases that cause organ impairment and failure

Scientists at Duke-NUS and National Heart Centre Singapore make a breakthrough discovery and show that the critical protein interleukin1 11 (IL11) causes fibrosis and widespread organ damage

DcR3 is the key factor of endometriosis

DcR3 promotes cell adhesion, thus plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis

Singapore Volition signs MOU with National Taiwan University to conduct two large clinical studies

Two large colorectal cancer clinical trials will be conducted across the Asia-Pacific region, totalling about 7,000 patients.

EUROPE & CIS
NPL relaunches to accelerate access to new health innovations

New approach informed by government priorities, consultancy with industry and the NHS, and a century of expertise

The hard truth about Eczema: It's something in the water

Hard water damages our protective skin barrier and could contribute to the development of skin conditions, a new study has shown from the University of Sheffield and King's College London.

Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis

Study by UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that people who used lansoprazole, as opposed to similar drugs omeprazole or pantoprazole, were a third less likely to develop tuberculosis.

Long-term aspirin use reduces incidence of digestive cancers by up to 47 per cent

The long-term use of aspirin has been shown to significantly reduce the incidence of digestive cancers, new research presented at the 25th United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week, Barcelona, have found.

AMERICAS
Rockefeller University biologist Michael W. Young honored with Nobel Prize for pioneering studies on circadian rhythm

In October this year, Michael W. Young received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He shares the prize with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash.

Ohio physicians contribute to groundbreaking stroke research

Riverside Radiology physician research featured in The New England Journal of Medicine

A poorly explored immune cell may impact cancer immunity and immunotherapy

Cancer can damage undifferentiated na茂ve T-cells, which keeps the fighter cells from doing their job

Superbugs have a new foe

FIU researchers search DNA for ways to battle bacteria resistant to antibiotics

Approved drug or herbal treatment: How to choose?

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) proposes a plan to help the public choose the best treatment

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Addressing the ageing population / Clinical trials
March:
Nutrition / Women in Science
April:
Digestive health / Intellectual property
May:
Asthma / Dental health
June:
Oncology / Biotech landscape in APAC
July:
Water management / Vaccination
August:
Regenerative medicine / Biotech start ups
September:
Digital healthcare / 3D printing
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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