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Genetic mechanism behind aging rate uncovered

Study reveals the first genetic pathway underlying natural variation in the rate of aging, in C. elegans. Findings can be used to understand the human aging process.

China launches survey of endangered porpoises in Yangtze River

Two scientific survey ships to monitor living conditions of endangered porpoises, and survey findings can aid relocation and genetic protection of porpoises.

Academic institutes and companies join forces to boost precision nutrition research

Biological research institutes have forged an alliance with precision nutrition companies to boost application-oriented research that could create the cure to some chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

Gigantic DNA database to be built in Nanjing

Capacity for DNA sequencing expected to reach 400,000 to 500,000 samples per year.

Home test kit for cervical screening developed by BGI

New home test kit detects presence of HPV, a common virus associated with 70 per cent of cervical cancer cases.

Chinese HPV vaccine gets permission for clinical testing

New vaccine expected to enter market in 2022 after four to five years of clinical testing

Ineffective baby vaccines by two companies recalled

Vaccines which immunize against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus were ineffective in its immunization effect but were not life-threatening.

Robot scores high result on national doctor qualification test

The robotic doctor will be made to assist doctors in clinical diagnosis in the future.

Head transplant 'never' to be allowed

Experiment violates ethical and technical rules

China ranks second in Global Science Innovation

China is second only to the United States; leads in two categories – material science and computer engineering

Veolia to support Danone Nutricia Wuxi plant in China

By implementing Veolia’s technologies at its plant in Wuxi, Danone Nutricia will be able to save on water consumption and improve water usage efficiency

Chinese drug delivery devices market to reach USD638.4 million by 2023

Consumer demand for quality is the key driving force behind the dominance of overseas players in the highly competitive Chinese drug delivery devices market, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

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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:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
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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