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Vol 21, No 03, March 2017
China's Healthcare Reforms: Who Will Survive?

Shanghai, February 2017 - China's healthcare market in 2014 was USD 350 million and is projected to surpass USD 1 trillion in 2020 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 19%, showing great growth potential. However, the country's rapidly aging population is expected to cause significant strain on government budget as healthcare costs continue to rise. To lessen the financial burden, the Chinese...

Neovia Enrolls First Patient in Cancer Trial for Immunotherapy Enhancing Drug

BEIJING - Neovia Oncology (Beijing, Taiwan, & Seattle), has begun its first Phase 1 clinical trial for its lead cancer drug NEV-801, a novel, multi-inhibitor drug able to enhance immunotherapy response in patients with advanced drug-resistant cancers. During its pre-clinical proof-of-concept studies, conducted in China and America, NEV-801 showed exciting potential, including curative effects, to treat...

$5M Foundation Gift to Help Support US-China Energy Center at Berkeley Lab

In 2015, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley announced a partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing. They formed the Berkeley Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change, a center helping to develop scientifically based clean energy solutions and the next generation of leaders to champion those solutions. That effort received...

Scientists Make Breakthrough in 21st Century Killers Research

Scientists in Manchester revealed that together with their Chinese co-workers, they had found a new avenue to explore in the search for the causes of neurodegenerative diseases that are becoming big killers in the 21st century. Disabling a part of brain cells that act as a tap to regulate the flow of proteins has been shown to cause neurodegeneration, a new study has found, the University of Manchester...

Chinese Scientist Participates in Human Gene Editing Committee

Chinese Academy of Sciences reported that a Chinese scientist named Pei Duanqing, has participated in making recommendations for human gene editing that cover basic laboratory research, and somatic and germline (heritable) genome editing. Pei Duanqing, a researcher at the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, under the CAS, participated in the study and discussions leading to the...

Monkeys Master a Key Sign of Self-awareness: Recognizing Their Reflections

Strange as it might seem, not all animals can immediately recognize themselves in a mirror. Great apes, dolphins, Asian elephants, and Eurasian magpies can do this-as can human kids around age 2. Now, some scientists are welcoming another creature to this exclusive club: carefully trained rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest that with time and teaching, other animals can learn how mirrors work, and thus...

Poisonous Gas May Have Driven Prehistoric Mass Extinction

Chinese scientists have developed a hypothesis that poisonous gas from the deep ocean may have driven one of the most severe mass extinctions on the planet. Sulfureted hydrogen in the depths of the sea may have contributed to the end-Permian extinction that wiped out more than 80 percent of marine life about 250 million years ago, according to the University of Science and Technology of China...

Chinese Scientists in Rice Breakthrough

Chinese scientists had identified a plant gene which can help fight rice blast - a major global disease that savages crops - and reduce the use of harmful pesticides. Rice blast is a fungus and a major scourge in China and worldwide. It can halve the grain production. Scientists estimate that globally rice blast destroys the crops that could feed up to 85 million people annually. "Experts estimate that...

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetics Technology
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Women & Men's Health
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye Care/ Eye Health
September:
No. 1 Killer - Heart Diseases, Diagnosis and Treatment
October:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Liver Health & Treatment/Technology
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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