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Vol 14, No 11, November 2010 - Medicinal Plants
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BioBoard

Australia
•  New Therapy could Restore Mobility in Stroke Victims
•  Sugar as Bad as Fat
•  Scientists Uncover Cancer-fighting "Death" Protein
•  Shrinking Brain in Dementia Prompts Overeating
•  New Monitoring System for Mosquito-Borne Disease
•  Australian Researcher Finds Radical Technique to Save MAS Babies
•  Austrian Scientists Discover Enzyme Function in Cancer

China
•  Banned Chemical Found in China Cosmetics
•  China PharmaHub Corp. Introduces A 'Magic Bullet' Liver Cancer Therapy

India
•  India, South Africa to Team up on HIV Vaccine Research

Malaysia
•  Malaysia to use Lab Mosquitoes to Fight Dengue

New Zealand
•  Plant Derived Foods can Keep us Feeling Full

Singapore
•  Singapore Hosts First "Decade of the Mind" Conference in Asia and Expands Efforts in Brain & Cognition Research
•  Drugs May Replace Chemo in Leukemia Therapy
•  Singapore Scientists First to Perform Genome-Wide study of Human Stem Cells
•  Singapore Babies in Waste-disease Trial
•  New Technology a Shot in the Arm for Biofuels
•  S$3.7 Billion for Singapore Biomedical Sciences R&D

Taiwan
•  Medical Tourism Booms in Taiwan
OTHER REGIONS
Europe
•  Gene that Triggers Human Cancer Identified
•  Painfully Potent Pepper

North America
•  2 Dads and No Mum make 10 Mice

Feature
•  Neem: A Wonder Tree
•  Bacteria Living on Arsenic Discovered
•  Temsirolimus Approved in Singapore for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma
•  AttuneTM Acoustic Focusing Cytometer
•  Securing Genetic Diversity of Rice in "Doomsday Vault"
•  Leica Opens New Dimension in Spectral Imaging

Industry Watch
•  Phylogica Commences Antimicrobial Peptide Discovery under Agreement with MedImmune
•  Leadtec Systems Australia to Acquire Mimotopes
•  Sirnaomics Seals Deal for Development of RNAi Therapeutics in China
•  Simcere and Bristol-Myers Squibb Enter Innovative Partnership to Develop Early-Stage Oncology Compound
•  Pfizer, Biocon in $350 Million Insulin Pact
•  Bharat Biotech Announces Launch of "HNVACTM" India's First Cell-Culture H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine
•  Cipla Launches the World抯 First Generic Pirfenidone in India, Giving Hope to Sufferers of IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)
•  Eisai and FORMA Therapeutics Enter into Broad Drug Discovery Collaboration
•  Philips and Atom Medical Corporation Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide a Complete Neonatal and Perinatal Offering
•  CiRA and France-based Cellectis Enter Collaboration
•  Immunovaccine Signs Research Agreement with OncoTherapy Science to Advance Potential Cancer Vaccine
•  Glycos Biotechnologies Enters Definitive Agreement with Malaysian Bio-XCell
•  Biocon Plans to Invest $161m in Malaysia to Set Up R&D Unit

Research and Findings
•  A*STAR IME Heralds Personalized Therapy for Cancer Patients
•  Singapore Scientist Leads Team to Discover Origin of Brain Immune Cells

People Watch
•  New Honor for Eminent Cardiac Surgeon Cherian
•  Austin Researcher a Dual Award Winner
•  Medals Awarded to Top New Zealand Researchers

Conference Calendar

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Proteona Honoured with "one to watch" Prize in the Inaugural Spinoff Prize by Nature Research and Merck Grou
news Twist Bioscience and Proteona Join Hands to Protect Immunocompromised Patients from COVID-19 Infection
news Meeting Demand for Respiratory Ventilators Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
news Innovation in Healthcare: IOT-Enabled Tele-Ventilators to Fight Against the COVID-19 Pandemic
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