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Vol 22, No 02, February 2018
ASIA
circRNA : A key to unlocking pluripotent stem cells for regenerative medicine or other innovative medical technologies

circRNA plays a functional role in determining whether a cells remains pluripotent or initiate cellular differentiation

Extralchromosomal telomere repeat DNA activates cytosolic DNA sensing pathway and influences ALT development

Extrachromosomal telomere repeat (ECTR) DNA is unique to cancer cells that maintain telomeres through the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway, but the role of ECTRs in ALT development remains elusive, until now.

Landmark genetic study better predicts stomach cancer

New findings offer potential to develop more effective screening for stomach cancer, enabling timely and better early-stage treatments for patients

Confined movements: How cells form tubes in confined spaces

Researchers used a 3D microtube platform to study lumen formation

Genomics reveals key macrophages' involvement in systemic sclerosis

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School, Imperial College London and University College have made an important discovery that a type of immune cell called macrophages play the key role in systemic sclerosis, a chronic autoimmune disease which currently has no cure.

Indonesian halal scientist wins King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam

In recognition for his work in the identification and verification of porcine DNA in commercial gelatin and gelatin contining processed foods

Kyoto University and Fujitsu launch joint research project to advance medicine using AI

The research activities are being conducted as of January 2018 and will run for approximately two years.

AMERICAS
Study shows blood test can detect eight types of cancer

New CancerSEEK Test greater than 99 percent specific for pancreatic cancer

Canadian patients to benefit from major investment in genomics and precision health research

Minister Wilson-Raybould highlights $75.9 million for genomics research in British Columbia, bringing new hope for Canadians living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, childhood asthma and other diseases.

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news EmTech Asia explores future of life, humanity and economy
news Biology of Ageing II - Impactful Interventions
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APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good 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
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