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Vol 21, No 09, September 2017
High-throughput brain imaging institute to be set up in Suzhou

The institute will recruit and train some 120 scientists and technicians, build a big data computing facility and a biomedical instrumentation platform, and aims to further improve the speed of the current imaging and data analysis systems.

Breakthrough in pig-to-human organ transplant

The 15 black-headed piglets, born in a lab in southwest China's Yunnan Province, do not carry the active infectious viral gene which has impeded the process of pig-to-human transplantation for more than a decade, said Chinese members of an international research team who published their results in Science.

Scientists identify central neural circuit for itch sensation

Spinal neurons expressing gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPR) have been shown to be crucial for itch signal processing.

Silk-based wearable body sensors developed by Tsinghua researchers

Scientists from the Tsinghua University in China, reported they are using silk to develop a more sensitive and flexible device that could monitor a slew of body functions in real time.

First AI-assisted treatment center in Hefei city

The center features a voice-based information system, a computer-aided medical image diagnosis system and some other cutting-edge equipments.

China moves higher in Global Innovation Index

Data showed China's research and development expenditure accounted for 15.6 per cent of the world's total, ranking second only next to the United States

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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:
No. 1 Killer — Heart Diseases
November:
Diseases threatening our Children
December:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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